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Description island Alegranza

The uninhabited small island of Alegranza (local name Isla Alegranza) is part of (the island group) Chinijo Archipelago - Canary Islands and is located in the country of Spain, Southern Europe. The distance to the mainland is about 170 km. The nearest (main) land is Marocco and is not the country to which the island belongs. The surface-area of the island is 10.2 km2 and is therefore 0.027 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the Atlantic Ocean and the total coastal length is about 14.3 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 3.2 km by 2.5 km (maximum width). The island is Southwest - Northeast oriented. The highest point is 289 meter and is named la Caldera de Alegranza. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 29.4 (29°23'58.2288), -13.51 (-13°30'42.9696).


It is located in the administrative unit Autonomous Community Canary Islands (local administrative level-name Comunidad autónoma), in the Province Las Palmas (local administrative level-name Provincia). Direct neighboring islands of Alegranza are (distance from central part island to central part of the neighboring islands):

1) Montaña Clara Located 11.3 km SouthSouthWest of the island.
2) Graciosa Located 15.9 km SouthSouthWest of the island.
3) Lanzarote Located 41.1 km SouthWest of the island.
4) Isla de Lobos Located 75.8 km SouthWest of the island.
5) Fuerteventura Located 117.2 km SouthWest of the island.


The source material on the island consists of vulcanic. The land use on the island of Alegranza consists of nature 9.9 km2 (97%),


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