Lanzarote

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Lanzarote is one of the Canary Islands.

Geography and Climate[change | change source]

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 volcano eruptions. There is only limited natural vegetation on the island. About 130,000 people live on Lanzarote. The largest town on the island is Arrecife.

Climate data for Lanzarote Airport (1981-2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 27.9
(82.2)
29.0
(84.2)
32.7
(90.9)
36.3
(97.3)
42.6
(108.7)
40.7
(105.3)
42.9
(109.2)
43.6
(110.5)
40.5
(104.9)
36.0
(96.8)
34.2
(93.6)
27.5
(81.5)
43.6
(110.5)
Average high °C (°F) 20.7
(69.3)
21.3
(70.3)
22.9
(73.2)
23.5
(74.3)
24.6
(76.3)
26.3
(79.3)
28.2
(82.8)
29.1
(84.4)
28.6
(83.5)
26.7
(80.1)
24.2
(75.6)
21.8
(71.2)
24.8
(76.6)
Daily mean °C (°F) 17.4
(63.3)
17.9
(64.2)
19.0
(66.2)
19.6
(67.3)
20.8
(69.4)
22.6
(72.7)
24.3
(75.7)
25.2
(77.4)
24.7
(76.5)
23.0
(73.4)
20.7
(69.3)
18.6
(65.5)
21.1
(70)
Average low °C (°F) 14.0
(57.2)
14.3
(57.7)
15.0
(59)
15.7
(60.3)
16.8
(62.2)
18.8
(65.8)
20.4
(68.7)
21.2
(70.2)
20.8
(69.4)
19.4
(66.9)
17.2
(63)
15.4
(59.7)
17.4
(63.3)
Record low °C (°F) 8.0
(46.4)
9.0
(48.2)
8.3
(46.9)
9.5
(49.1)
11.5
(52.7)
12.4
(54.3)
15.4
(59.7)
16.6
(61.9)
15.5
(59.9)
12.0
(53.6)
10.9
(51.6)
9.0
(48.2)
8.0
(46.4)
Rainfall mm (inches) 16.5
(0.65)
18.2
(0.717)
12.5
(0.492)
5.2
(0.205)
1.5
(0.059)
0.1
(0.004)
0.0
(0)
0.5
(0.02)
2.2
(0.087)
9.9
(0.39)
14.7
(0.579)
29.3
(1.154)
110.6
(4.354)
Avg. rainy days (≥ 1.0 mm) 3 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 4 18
Sunshine hours 203 201 241 255 297 292 308 295 248 235 207 196 2,978
Source: Agencia Estatal de Meteorología[1]

Economy[change | change source]

Lanzarote has one international airport at Arreceife (airport code ACE). Lanzarote's economy is mainly supported by tourism. Many tourist come to the island for sunbathing, swimming, windsurfing, walking or snorkeling.

There are a few agricultural producers on the island, and in particular there are some vineyards producing local wines.

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