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  The volcanic landscape of Lanzarote
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Lanzarote is the fourth largest and most north-easterly of the Canary Islands. It measures only about 60km north to south and 21km at its widest point east to west. It is known as the Isla de los Volcanes (island of the vulcanoes).

The islands name is assumed to be a corruption of Lancelotto Malocella, the Genoese seafarer who landed on the island in the late 13th or early 14th Century.

The scenery here is quite amazing, and often referred to as mystical and magical. The landscape is dominated by remains of the volcanic eruptions.

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  • Updated Sep 24, 2004
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