Gran Canaria is a Spanish island of the Canary Islands archipelago located in the Atlantic ocean. Together with the islands of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, it forms the province of Las Palmas, which also comprises the small islands of La Graciosa, Alegranza, Montaña Clara, Roque del Este, Roque del Oeste and Isla de Lobos.
The island's capital is Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (the most populated city in the archipelago, with 381,847 inhabitants), which is also capital of the eastern province (Las Palmas) and the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands, together with Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
The climate of Gran Canaria is incredibly mild and pleasant practically all year round. In summer, temperatures do not surpass 26º - 28ºC, and in winter, generally speaking, the minimum is 16ºC.