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Originally appearing in Volume V12, Page 229 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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GOMERA, an island in the Atlantic Ocean, forming part of the Spanish archipelago of the Canary Islands (q.v.). Pop. (rgoo) 15,358; area 144 sq. m. Gomera lies 20 M. W.S.W. of Teneriffe. Its greatest length is about 23 M. The coast is precipitous and the interior mountainous, but Gomera has the most wood and is the best watered of the group. The inhabitants are very poor. Dromedaries are bred on Gomera in large numbers. San Sebastian (3187) is the chief town and a port. It was visited by Columbus on his first voyage of discovery in 1492.
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