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The inhabited large island of Lanzarote (local name Isla de Lanzarote) is part of (the island group) Canary Islands and is located in the country of Spain, Southern Europe. The distance to the mainland is about 129 km. The nearest (main) land is Marocco and is not the country to which the island belongs. The surface-area of the island is 806.9 km2 and is therefore 2.1 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the Atlantic Ocean and the total coastal length is about 183 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 60 km by 25 km (maximum width). The island is Southwest - Northeast oriented. The highest point is 671 meter and is named Vulkaan Peñas del Chache 671 meter. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 29.02 (29°1'27.7176), -13.64 (-13°38'32.0676).


The population is 141437 and the population density is thus on 167 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). The capital of the island is Arrecife (located in the East-southeast of the island). Other places on the island are: San Bartolomé (M), Playa Blanca (Z). The island is located in the Southwest of the country Spain. 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 Lanzarote are (distance from central part island to central part of the neighboring islands):

1) Graciosa Located 26.6 km NorthEast of the island.
2) Montaña Clara Located 29.9 km NorthEast of the island.
3) Isla de Lobos Located 35 km SouthWest of the island.
4) Alegranza Located 41.1 km NorthEast of the island.
5) Fuerteventura Located 76.3 km SouthWest of the island.

Note: The information described below is partly subject to change. The island is directly accessible from Western Europe by plane. An international airport is present on the island. There is a ferry connection for cars to the mainland. For pedestrians, there is a ferry connection to the mainland also. Far as is known, there are good cycling opportunities on the island.
The source material on the island consists of vulcanic. The land use on the island of Lanzarote consists of Sand - Rock 161.6 km2 (20%), nature 296.7 km2 (37%), and agriculture 234.8 km2 (29%), Special is that the island also prevent vineyards (28.6 km2 - 4%).


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