Hierro

Hierro

 

an island in the Atlantic Ocean; one of the Canary Islands (territory of Spain). Population, 5,500 (1970). Hierro covers an area of 275 sq km and rises to an elevation of 1,501 m. The island has hot springs. The climate is tropical and dry. The vegetation consists mainly of endemic species, such as the Canary pine and Canary date palm. Grapes and other crops are cultivated, and goats, sheep, and cattle are raised. The main city is Valverde. Until 1884 a meridian passing through Hierro at approximately 18° W long, was considered the prime meridian by several countries.

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Aldanondo said the Philippines could learn much from the experience of El Hierro, which was part of the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean.
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Fernando Hierro, Spain's director of football at the time, stepped in to take the reins over the course of the tournament, as La Roja were eliminated in the last 16 by Russia in a penalty shoot-out after a 1-1 draw.Hierro left his post as coach and subsequently resigned from his role as director of football as well, leaving RFEF president Luis Rubiales with significant planning to do.
MADRID -- Fernando Hierro is out as coach of Spain's national team after less than a month in charge and a disappointing four-game run at the World Cup.
Madrid: Fernando Hierro on Sunday stepped down from his role as sporting director of the Spanish football federation RFEF following the Round-of-16 exit at the Fifa World Cup.
Spain's World Cup coach Fernando Hierro has left the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), they said yesterday.
SPAIN boss Fernando Hierro has called on his side to show the character and spirit that have kept them in the World Cup.