Alegranza (Spanish pronunciation: [aleˈɣɾanθa]) is an island in the Atlantic Ocean, located off the coast of Africa and is in the province of Las Palmas in the Canary Islands, Spain. It is the northernmost point in the Canary Islands, and part of the Chinijo Archipelago. The island is part of the municipality of Teguise on Lanzarote.
An aerial view of Alegranza
|Area||10.202 km2 (3.939 sq mi)|
|Highest elevation||289 m (948 ft)|
|Autonomous Community||Canary Islands|
The area is 10.2 km². The island features a volcano with 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.
NASA satellite image of Alegranza
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. The island has been owned by the Jordán-Martinón family since the 1940s.
- "Protected Natural Areas". Archived from the original on 17 April 2015. Retrieved 24 April 2014.
- Boletín Oficial de Canarias, pages 9723 and 9865-7
- Boletín Oficial del Estado
- Municipios De Lanzarote (Teguise)
- "Los dueños de Alegranza proponen gestionar el uso público del islote la zona". ABC (in Spanish). 15 March 2010. Retrieved 19 March 2012.
- Media related to Alegranza at Wikimedia Commons