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El Hierro

Also known as Isla del Meridiano, Meridian Island

An island of Canary Islands, Spain, Europe.


El Hierro, nicknamed Isla del Meridiano (the "Meridian Island"), is a Spanish island. It is the smallest and farthest south and west of the Canary Islands, in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Africa.

Like the rest of the chain, the island is sharply mountainous. It has an area of 278 kmĀ². The highest point is situated in the middle of the island, in Malpaso, 1501 meters high. El Hierro is home to many unique species, such as the El Hierro Giant Lizard (Gallotia simonyi).

The island is served by a small airport, El Hierro Airport at Valverde and a ferry terminal, both of which connect to Tenerife.

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