Lanzarote is one of the 9 main Canary Islands and was created for
about 19 million years by volcano eruptions.
The island exists out of 100 volcanos which count more than 300 craters.
Lanzarote is situated only 125 km
from the coast of Africa and is the most N-E of the Canary Islands archipel.
With it´s surface measurement of 846 sq. km it is the fourth
largest island of the Canaries.
last volcano eruptions took place in the year 1824, which gave the
island a moonlike landscape in the area of the Timanfaya National
With it´s strange landscape Lanzarote certainly is the most
individual island of the Canaries.
In 1993 UNESCO declared the island a "World Biosphere Reserve".
Lanzarote has a sub- tropical climate with temperatures between 20ºC
during winter and 30ºC during summer.
The Canary Islands are also called "Fortunate Islands" or
"Islands of eternal spring" thanks to their favorite weather
The water temperature lays between 17 and 22ºC.
Artist and architect Cesar Manrique has influenced the view of Lanzarote
in a positive way by designing buildings and statues that combine
extremely well with the islands natural environment.
The local musical instrument is called "Timple" which is
still used in the traditional Lanzarote
The traditional sport is named "Lucha Canaria"
which is a kind of wrestling.
The main income for the peolpe on Lanzarote was for a long time
the fishing industry and agriculture of grapes for the production of wine.
Lanzarote used to have the biggest tuna fishing float of the Canaries
which was situated in Arrecife. The fishingtowns such as Puerto del
Carmen have still not lost their roots.
Because of it´s fortunate climate and location tourism has become
the islands main industry.
The towns of Puerto del Carmen,
Costa Teguise and Playa
Blanca are the main tourism centers.
The government has protected the nature of the island well and there
are lots of interesting things to discover.
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