Over 1,000 migrants reached Spain's Canary Islands in a single day, with a record-packed boat carrying 320 people arriving on El..
Spanish archipelago and region in the Atlantic Ocean
The Canary Islands, also known informally as the Canaries, are a Spanish autonomous community and archipelago in Macaronesia in the Atlantic Ocean. At their closest point to the African mainland, they are 100 kilometres west of Morocco. They are the southernmost of the autonomous communities of Spain. The islands have a population of 2.2 million people and are the most populous special territory of the European Union.