Las Palmas de Gran Canaria-Facts
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    Walking time 

    Las Palmas de Gran Canaria has 1,355 km of streets and paths. If you wanted to walk them all, assuming you walked four kilometers an hour, eight hours a day, it would take you 42 days. And, when you need to get home there are 195 bus and tram stops, and subway and railway stations in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.


    Assuming that every kilometer of street in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria has an average of 33 street lamps with 50W of power, then Las Palmas de Gran Canaria has more than 44,706 street lamps, which use 2.2 megawatts of electricity per hour. Over a number of years, that adds up to the amount of energy produced by a volcanic eruption.

    Local recreation 

    With a total area of 1.9 square kilometers, public green spaces and parks make up 1.8% of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria’s total area, 103 square kilometers. That means each of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria’s 377,203 residents has an average of 5 square meters – less than most large Zoo animals!


    When people in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria want to go out, they are spoilt for choice; the city has more than 346 cafés, restaurants, bars, ice-cream parlors, beer gardens, cinemas, nightclubs and theatres. If they were all lined up along a single street, it would need to be at least 2 km long.


    More than 42 sights and monuments, and far more than 202 retailers, mean there is plenty of sightseeing to do in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Feeling tired? After a hard day visiting all the cultural attractions in the city, shopping or a night at the theatre, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria offers more than 58 hotels, youth hostels and camp sites.
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