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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 170.3 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 8.6 km West of the island.
2) Graciosa Located 10.2 km West of the island.
3) Lanzarote Located 16.6 km WestNorthWest of the island.
4) Isla de Lobos Located 74.1 km WestSouthWest of the island.
5) Fuerteventura Located 77.9 km WestSouthWest of the island.
6) Gran Canaria Located 227 km SouthWest of the island.
7) Tenerife Located 268.6 km SouthSouthWest of the island.
8) La Gomera Located 375.7 km SouthSouthWest of the island.
9) La Palma Located 414.5 km South of the island.
10) Ilhas Desertas Located 434.7 km SouthEast of the island.
11) Ilhas Desertas Located 442.6 km SouthEast of the island.
12) Ilhas Desertas Located 454.1 km SouthEast of the island.
13) El Hierro Located 460.1 km SouthSouthWest of the island.
14) Madeira Located 476.1 km SouthEast of the island.
15) Perejil Island Located 1045 km NorthEast of the island.
16) Peñon de Vélez de la Gomera Located 1075 km NorthEast of the island.
17) Peñon de Alhucemas Located 1108.7 km NorthEast of the island.
18) Isla de Alboran Located 1217.7 km NorthEast of the island.
19) Isla del Congreso Located 1220.2 km NorthEast of the island.
20) Isla de Isabel II Located 1221.4 km NorthEast of the island.
21) Isla del Rey Located 1222 km NorthEast of the island.
22) Santa Maria Located 1356.2 km SouthEast of the island.
23) São Miguel Located 1419.9 km SouthEast of the island.
24) Ilhéu de Vila Franca Located 1437 km SouthEast of the island.
25) Isla de San Martiño o del Sur Located 1476.5 km EastNorthEast 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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