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Lanzarote is one of the Canary Islands.


Lanzarote is one of the two islands in the east of the Canary Islands. It is located 100 km west of the Western African coast line and 11 km north of the neighbouring island Fuerteventura. Its dimensions are from east to west coast 16.5 km, from north to south 60 km. The island was created by vulcano eruptions. There is only a few vegetation on it. About 130,000 people live on Lanzarote. The greatest town and main town is Arrecife.


Lanzarote has one international airport. It lives mainly on tourism. Most tourist come for sunbathing, swimming, windsurfing or snorkeling. There is a few agriculture, too. Espacially there are some vineyards.


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Coordinates: 29°01′30″N 13°39′29″W / 29.025°N 13.658°W / 29.025; -13.658