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Lanzarote and Chinijo Islands Geopark

Lanzarote and Chinijo Islands Global Geopark encompasses the entire island of Lanzarote, the islets La Graciosa, Montaña Clara, Roque del Este, Roque del Oeste y Alegranza, known collectively as the Chinijo Island. The abrasion platform around these islands is also part of the Geopark, whose surface area is over 2.500 km2 including 866 km2 of land. Lanzarote and Chinijo Islands are almost entirely formed of basaltic materials. During the Timanfaya volcanic eruption of 1730 to 1736, the association of numerous volcanic structures along an extremely long fissure led to the appearance of one of the largest historic lava fields in the world.

 

 

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