With an area of 1,560.1 km², Gran Canaria is the third largest of the Canary Islands, an autonomous community of Spain, after Tenerife and Fuerteventura. The approximately circular island has a diameter of about 50 kilometers and a coastline of about 236 kilometers. In terms of population, Gran Canaria is the second largest island of the Canaries after Tenerife. The capital is Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. In 2008, the island had 829,597 inhabitants.