Chinijo Archipelago

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Chinijo Archipelago

The Chinijo archipelago (pronounced: [tʃiˈnixo]) is an archipelago located in the northeastern part of the Canary Islands, north of the island of Lanzarote. The archipelago includes the islands of Montaña Clara, Alegranza, Graciosa, Roque del Este and Roque del Oeste.[1][2] [3] The archipelago belongs to the municipality of Teguise. La Graciosa is the only inhabited island. The population is around 700.

Lanzarote, La Graciosa, Montaña Clara and Alegranza from above

The archipelago is part of the natural park Parque natural del Archipiélago Chinijo, designated in 1986.[4][5] The natural park, total area 91.12 km2 (35.2 sq mi), also includes part of the rocky north coast of the island Lanzarote (los riscos de Famara). The area of the natural park overlaps with that of a separately designated marine reserve.[6] The European Union designated a Special Protection Area for birds in 1994.


  1. ^ "CHINIJO ARCHIPELAGO NATURE RESERVE". Retrieved 17 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Isla Graciosa & Chinijo Archipelago". Retrieved 17 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Getting to know the Canary Islands". Retrieved 17 March 2014. 
  4. ^ Protected Natural Areas
  5. ^ Boletín Oficial de Canarias, pages 9723 and 9865-7
  6. ^ "MARINE RESERVE OF THE CHINIJO ARCHIPELAGO". Retrieved 17 March 2014. 

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Coordinates: 29°20′N 13°30′W / 29.333°N 13.500°W / 29.333; -13.500