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Location of Lobos Island.

Lobos Island (Spanish: Isla de Lobos[1]) is a small island of the Canary Islands (Spain) located just 2 km north of the island of Fuerteventura. It has an area of 4.6 km². It has been a nature reserve without permanent human population since 1982. The island is accessible to tourists via a short ferry ride from Corralejo, in Fuerteventura. It has day facilities and weekend homes of local fishermen. The local lighthouse was automated in 1968.

Aerial view of Lobos Island, with the harbour of Corralejo, Fuerteventura Island, in the top left corner

In 1405, Lobos Island served as resupply base for Jean de Béthencourt's conquest of Fuerteventura.

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  • Pott, Joachim; Hüppe, Joachim & de la Torre, Wofredo Wildpret (2003): Die Kanarischen Inseln. Natur- und Kulturlandschaften] [The Canary Islands. Natural and Cultural Landscapes]. Ulmer, Stuttgart. 320 S., 295 color photos, 28 colored graphica, 3 tables. (presented and illustrated by Geobotanik)

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  1. ^ Literally translating as "Wolves Island", the name refers to the Mediterranean Monk Seal, which was known locally as lobo marinero ("sea wolf", compare sea-"lion"). These animals are now extinct in the Canaries

Coordinates: 28°45′N 13°49′W / 28.75°N 13.817°W / 28.75; -13.817

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