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Las Palmas, tourist info

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is located in the northeast of the island of Gran Canaria. It is the capital of the island as well as of the province of Las Palmas and also capital shared of the autonomous region of Canaries along with Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Furthermore it is the largest city and metropolitan area of Canarias with the largest number of inhabitants (the seventh one of Spain). The people are called "palmenses". It has an extension of 100,55 km². Its altitude is 8 meters above sea level. Rarely rains, the average temperature is 20ºC.

The origin of the city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is back to the year 1478 when Don Juan Rejón, captain of the Crown of Castile, initiates the conquest of the island of Gran Canaria and Don Pedro de Vera made the aborigines of Gáldar surrender in the northwest zone of the island, five years later. The importance of the city was gradually growing to become the administrative and politician centre of the Canary Isles, being constituted the first Bishopric of Canaries, Court of the Spanish Inquisition, the Real and the General Headquarters of Canaries and residence of Captains of Canaries during more than three centuries from 1480 until 1810. The city became economically active, mainly owed to commerce of the sugar cane. During the epoch of splendor, numerous pirate attacks were produced until the 18th century. The Great Dutch Armada took the island for a few days. In the 19th century were established ports to favour commercial relationships with the other islands. This constant flow of visitors would bring the main source of present economy, tourism.

The International Airport of Gran Canaria, also known as Airport of Gando, is located18 kilometers away of the capital of the island.

The International Airport of Gran Canaria offers several services, among them you can find economic vehicle and car rental that LocoCAr has at your disposal. If you need to hire a car or vehicle in Las Palmas to drive around the island, you can use this site that cooperates with most of the Rent a Car companies in Las Palmas, selecting all the ones that have the high standards in quality and service, and specially with the best level of quality/price. We have only selected the best car rental companies in Las Palmas and disregarded those rent a car firms that according to our criteria do not have all the requirements to be a good Rent a Car taking into account prices and services.

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