The Canary Islands Islas Canarias, also known informally as the Canaries, are a Spanish archipelago and the southernmost autonomous community of Spain
Located in the Atlantic Ocean, in a region known as Macaronesia
100 kilometres (62 miles) west of Morocco at the closest point.
The Canary Islands are geographically located in the African Tectonic Plate.
Even though the archipelago is economically and politically European, as it is part of the European Union.