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EL HIERRO
Population

Popular destinations SPAIN

AndalusiaCataloniaCosta blanca
Costa bravaCosta del solEl hierro
FormenteraFuerteventuraGran canaria
IbizaLa gomeraLa palma
LanzaroteMallorcaMenorca
Tenerife

Population

Approximately 1.5 million people live on all the Canary Islands together. El Hierro has only 10,500 inhabitants and is therefore the island with the least population. On average, approximately 32 Herreños live there per km2. (2017)

Valverde, the capital of the island, has only 2,000 inhabitants. Frontera comes in second with 1800 inhabitants.

Many islanders have emigrated over the years to Cuba, Venezuela, but also often to the other Canary Islands, due to the poor living conditions.


Sources

Evers, K. / Canarische Eilanden : Tenerife, La Gomera, El Hierro, La Palma, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote
Gottmer

Leibl, M. / Gomera & Hierro
Van Reemst

Lipps, S. / Wandelgids La Gomera en El Hierro
ANWB

Murphy, P. / Canarische Eilanden
Kosmos-Z&K

Renouf, N. / Canarische Eilanden
Kosmos-Z&K

Rochford, N. / Wegwijzer voor La Palma en El Hierro : een landschapsgids
Sunflower Books

CIA - World Factbook

BBC - Country Profiles

Last updated May 2024
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