Top 10 Facts about Lanzarote

Post On: November 27, 2016
By: Agustina

Facts about Lanzarote inform the readers about a Spanish island. It is located 621 miles or 1,000 kilometer from the Iberian Peninsula. It is also situated around 78 miles from the African coast. Lanzarote covers the area of 327 square miles or 845.94 sq km.  In Canary Islands, it receives the status as the third most populous island. It is a home for 141,938 people. Let us get other interesting facts about Lanzarote below:

Facts about Lanzarote 1: the capital of Lanzarote

Arrecife is the capital of Lanzarote.  Angelino Dulcert called the island Insula de Lanzarotus Marocelus. It was taken from the name of Lancelotto Malocello. He was a Genovese navigator.

facts about lanzarote

facts about lanzarote

Facts about Lanzarote 2: the size of Lanzarote

From the west to east, Lanzarote is 16 miles or 25 km. From north to south, it is measured at 37 miles or 60 kilometer.

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Facts about Lanzarote 3: the coastline

The coastline of Lanzarote is measured at 132 miles or 213 kilometer. The beach accounts for 10 miles or 16.5 km of its coastline, while the sand occupies 6 miles. The rest is rocky area.

Facts about Lanzarote 4: the landscape of Lanzarote

The mountain ranges of Famara are some examples of Lanzarote. They have the height of 2,201 feet or 671 meters.  In south side, you will spot Ajaches with the height of 608 meters. Famara and Montañas del Fuego are separated with the El Jable desert located at the south of Famara massif.

lanzarote grape vines

lanzarote grape vines

Facts about Lanzarote 5: the highest peak in the island

Peñas del Chache takes the record as the highest peak in the island. It has the height of 2,198 feet or 670 meters.

Facts about Lanzarote 6: “Tunnel of Atlantis”

It also features the world’s largest underwater volcanic tunnel. It is nicknamed as “Tunnel of Atlantis”.



Facts about Lanzarote 7: the climate

Based on the Koppen climate system, Lanzarote has the subtropical desert climate. During the winter season, it may have the low level of precipitation.

Facts about Lanzarote 8: the summer season

In most cases, the summer season in Lanzarote is without any rainfalls.  The temperature reaches 77 degrees F or 25 degrees C in summer.

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Facts about Lanzarote 9: the population

Lanzarote was inhabited by 139,000 people as of 2010. In 2006, it was only occupied by 127,000 people. Arrecife houses 59,000 residents.



Facts about Lanzarote 10: the residents

The Spanish accounts for 73.9 percent of the people who live in Lanzarote. It is followed by the British, Germans, Irish and others.

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