Alegranza is an island in
Ocean, located to the coast of Africa and is in the province of Las
Palmas in the Canary Islands, Spain, and is the
northernmost point in the Canary Islands (in the area near Jameo
Mosegue). The island is part of Parque Natural de
Archipiélago Chinijo (Lanzarote) or the Chinijo Archipelago Natural Park, a reserve of Los
The area is 10.2 km². There are no inhabitants on the island.
The lighthouse of Punta Delgada
located in the eastern part of Alegranza, it was first built in
1865. The island was part of the Bien de Interés Cultural on
December 20, 2002
. The island features
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.
Its name, derived from the Spanish word for "joy," was given,
according to some scholars, by Jean
because he felt joy upon spotting land.
is part of the municipality of Teguise on Lanzarote.