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LANZAROTE IN HISTORY

Lanzarote is of volcanic origin. The island was created about 35 million years ago by the Canary hotspot. Alfred Wegener arrived in 1912 and studied the island and showed how it fitted in with his theory of continental drift. The island along with others was created after the breakup of the African and the American…

LANZAROTE GEOGRAFIC

Lanzarote, is the easternmost of the autonomous Canary Islands ( Spain ). Situated in the Atlantic Ocean and approximately 125km from the coast of Africa . Covering 845.9 km2, it is the fourth largest of the Canary Islands. The first recorded name for the island, given by Angelino Dulcert, was Insula de Lanzarotus Marocelus, after…

LANZAROTE FACTS AND FIGURES

  In the year of 2017, a total of 147.023 people lived on Lanzarote. The island government (Cabildo Insular) is based in the capital, Arrecife, which has a population of 57.357. The majority of the inhabitants of Lanzarote (115.112) are Spanish, with a sizeable number of residents from other European nations, mainly British (5.880), Germans…

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