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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 129.2 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. 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 167.00 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 1 km SouthEast of the island.
2) Montaña Clara Located 8.4 km SouthEast of the island.
3) Isla de Lobos Located 8.5 km WestSouthWest of the island.
4) Fuerteventura Located 11 km West of the island.
5) Alegranza Located 16.6 km EastSouthEast of the island.
6) Gran Canaria Located 167.7 km SouthSouthWest of the island.
7) Tenerife Located 221.7 km South of the island.
8) La Gomera Located 326.1 km SouthSouthWest of the island.
9) La Palma Located 375.4 km South of the island.
10) El Hierro Located 409.6 km SouthSouthWest of the island.
11) Ilhas Desertas Located 450.7 km SouthEast of the island.
12) Ilhas Desertas Located 458.8 km SouthEast of the island.
13) Ilhas Desertas Located 470.6 km SouthEast of the island.
14) Madeira Located 492.4 km SouthEast of the island.
15) Perejil Island Located 1056.3 km NorthEast of the island.
16) Peñon de Vélez de la Gomera Located 1083.9 km NorthEast of the island.
17) Peñon de Alhucemas Located 1117.3 km NorthEast of the island.
18) Isla de Alboran Located 1226.8 km NorthEast of the island.
19) Isla del Congreso Located 1227.6 km NorthEast of the island.
20) Isla de Isabel II Located 1228.8 km NorthEast of the island.
21) Isla del Rey Located 1229.3 km NorthEast of the island.
22) Santa Maria Located 1363 km SouthEast of the island.
23) São Miguel Located 1429.1 km SouthEast of the island.
24) Ilhéu de Vila Franca Located 1445.5 km SouthEast of the island.
25) Isla de San Martiño o del Sur Located 1494.7 km EastNorthEast 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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