Roque del Este
|Roque del Este|
|Latitude:||29.2667° N (29°16' N)|
|Longitude:||13.33° W (13°20' W)|
|Location:||northeastern Canary Islands, Spain
12 km NE of Lanzarote
|Area:||0.06 km² (64,516 m²)|
|Distance from the
coast of Africa:
|110 km W|
Roque del Este (Spanish for rock of the east) is an uninhabited island in the Canary Islands located 12 km northeast of the island of Lanzarote. The opposite of the island is Graciosa. The island is part of the Chinijo Archipelago. The island is in the municipality of Teguise as well as the archipelago.
The island forms the easternmost point in the archipelago and is the second smallest. It is shaped like an inverted L. Like the rest of the Canary Islands, it is of volcanic origin. The island has two points, a larger point to the north and a smaller point to the south and are located on both ends. The highest point elevating at 84 m lies to the north, whereas to the south is no higher than 63 m.
The island forms a part of Chinijo Archipelago and the Los Islotes Integral Reserve.