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Definition of LAS PALMAS
province Spain comprising the E Canary Islands area 1569 square miles (4064 square kilometers), pop 887,676
city & port, its ∗, in NE Grand Canary Island pop 354,863
Seaport city (pop., 2001: 354,863), northeastern Grand Canary Island, Spain. The largest city and chief port of the Canary Islands, it was founded in 1478 and served as a base for the Spanish conquest of Tenerife and La Palma islands. It grew after the port was constructed in 1883. It is a year-round resort; historic sites include a 15th-century cathedral and the house of Christopher Columbus.