979-6696 - Views from Isla de La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain. Isla de La Palma (known in English as "La Palma"), is a Spanish volcanic ocean island. It is one of the seven major Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean off of the west coast of Africa. It is located at 28840'N 17852'W. The name "Isla de La Palma" means "The Island of Palms," or "Palm Island." La Palma has an area of 706 km2 making it the fifth largest of the seven main Canary Islands. The total population is about 85,000, of which 18,000 (2003 data) live in the capital, Santa Cruz de la Palma and about 20,000 (2004 data) in Los Llanos de Aridane. The volcano rises almost 7 km above the floor of the Atlantic Ocean. Proportional to its size, it is alleged to be the steepest island in the world. La Palma has erupted 8 times since 1430 and the last event took place in 1971. Shown here is the famous Taburiente caldera, one of the largest in the world. The caldera is 9km rim-to-rim and 2 km deep. It is largely formed by erosion of the volcanic material which formed the original volcano and today is home to a beautiful forest of Canarian pines. No model or property releases available for this photo.