Fuerteventura is one of the seven islands which form the Canarian archipelago. It has 90.000 inhabitants and Puerto del Rosario is its capital.
Fuerteventura is located in the south of Lanzarote 97km off the African coastline. The surface of the islands is approx. 1700 sqm, being so the largest island of the archipelago. It has a very dry landscape and vulcanic terrain. This is the island with the least rainfall and the average temperature is 20ºC.
To this island belongs another, very small one, which is the Isla de Lobos (island of the wolfes). It is on the North of Fuerteventura at only three km. This island is practically deserted, it has no roads and hardly any buildings. The Isla de Lobos is part of the natural park of the Dunas de Corralejo. Here some whales and birds can be spotted.
Fuerteventura is formed of six boroughs which are Puerto del Rosario (Capital); Antigua; Betancuria; the Oliva Pájara and Tuineje. Of these towns has the capital the most inhabitants and the least people, with less than 1000 live in Betancuria. All locations offer a wide range of holiday accomodation: hotels, apartments and country houses.
The islands' economy is principally based on tourism. Its highest peak in the southern part of the island, in the peninsula Jandia with Pico de La Zarza of 800 m and in the centre of the island the mountain Macizo de Betancuria with its 763m is encountered in the Pico de la Atalaya.
In Fuerteventura, like in Lanzarote has a lot of vulcanic terrain, the majority of them are protected areas. Fuerteventura has 13 different protected natural areas.
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