General Information of Lanzarote

General Information of Lanzarote

Lanzarote, known as the island of eternal spring, thanks to an average annual temperature of 21º C, is located at a distance of 1000 km from the Iberian Peninsula and 140 from the African coast, a place strategic that make it an ideal place for a vacation.

It has an area of 845.93 km2 and a population of 147,023 inhabitants (2017). Next to the island are the islets or smaller islands of Alegranza, La Graciosa, MontaMontaña a Clara, Roque del Este and Roque del Oeste.

It is the easternmost of the Canary Islands and one of its main characteristics is the large number of volcanoes that extend over the entire surface due mainly to the great volcanic activity of the early eighteenth century .

Lanzarote owns the Timanfaya National Park and is under the protection of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

  • Tradition and culture of Lanzarote

    Tradition and culture

    The customs and traditions of Lanzarote reflect our way of being: our relationship with the territory, the economy or the society of the island.

  • Economy of Lanzarote

    Economy

    Talking about the economy and tourism in Lanzarote is doing the same thing, since the islands economy is sustained almost exclusively by income from tourism

  • Municipalities of Lanzarote

    Municipalities

    Complete guide to the municipalities of Lanzarote, with the support of hundreds of unpublished photographs and maps of each and every one of the municipalities

  • History of Lanzarote

    History

    Events that occurred in Lanzarote, describing in detail the events that occurred from prehistory to the present.

  • Geography of Lanzarote

    Geography

    Data and details of the geography of the island of Lanzarote from its creation to the present day

  • Climate of Lanzarote

    Climate

    Lanzarote, like the rest of the Canary Islands, has n an extraordinary climate, hence they are known as the “islands of eternal spring”.

  • Flora of Lanzarote

    Flora

    Although the island is arid and has little relief, it has a good set of endemic species.

  • Lanzarote Wildlife

    Wildlife

    The proximity to the African continent is reflected in the faunal population of the island of Lanzarote

  • Protected areas of Lanzarote

    Protected areas

    Lanzarote, the island with the most volcanic aspect of the Canary Islands, has almost half of its territory protected. It also became a Biosphere Reserve in 1993

  • Lanzarote Biosphere Reserve

    Biosphere Reserve

    It was declared a Biosphere Reserve in 1993 by the Organization of the United Nations for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO),

  • Chinijo Archipelago

    Chinijo Archipelago

    Group of islets formed by La Graciosa, Alegranza and Montaña Clara, together with Roque del Este and Roque del Oeste or from hell.

  • Towns of Lanzarote

    Towns

    Lanzarote is an island with a curious volcanic landscape, dotted with villages.