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Chinijo Alegranza.png
Elevation: 289 m
Latitude: 29.4° N (29°24' N)
Longitude: 13.52° W (13°31' W)
Location: northeastern Canary Islands, Spain
Distance from the
coast of Africa:
110 km W
Area: 10.202 km²
Type: Stratovolcano?
Last eruption: Unknown
First ascent:
Easiest route: climb

Alegranza is an island in the Atlantic Ocean, located to the coast of Africa and is in the province of Las Palmas in the Canary Islands, Spain, and is the northernmost point in the Canary Islands (in the area near Jameo Mosegue). The island is part of Parque Natural de Archipiélago Chinijo (Lanzarote) or the Chinijo Archipelago Natural Park, a reserve of Los Islotes.


Geographical overview

NASA satellite image of Alegranza.

The area is 10.2 km². There are no inhabitants on the island.

The lighthouse of Punta Delgada is located in the eastern part of Alegranza, it was first built in 1865. The island was part of the Bien de Interés Cultural on December 20, 2002. The island features a crater of about 1.1 km in diameter and an altitude of 289 m. The second highest is Montaña de Lobos at 256 m and following La Rapagura. The northern portion is mainly flat.


Its name, derived from the Spanish word for "joy," was given, according to some scholars, by Jean de Bethencourt because he felt joy upon spotting land.[1]


The island is part of the municipality of Teguise on Lanzarote.


  1. ^ Municipios De Lanzarote (Teguise)

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Coordinates: 29°23′56″N 13°30′40″W / 29.399°N 13.511°W / 29.399; -13.511

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