|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|
Alegranza (Spanish pronunciation: [aleˈɣɾanθa], locally: [aleˈɣɾansa]) 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 (in the area near Jameo Mosegue).
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.
The island is part of the Chinijo Archipelago Natural Park (Parque Natural del Archipiélago Chinijo). There are no inhabitants on the island.
The lighthouse of Punta Delgada is located in the eastern part of Alegranza. The lighthouse was first built in 1865 and was designated a historic monument (Bien de Interés Cultural) on December 20, 2002.
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.
The island is part of the municipality of Teguise on Lanzarote.
- 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.
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