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LANZAROTE
Population

Cities in LANZAROTE

Costa teguisePuerto del carmen

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LanzaroteMallorcaMenorca
Tenerife

Population

About 1.5 million people live on all the Canary Islands together. Lanzarote has about 145,000 inhabitants, of whom about 60,000 live in the capital Arrecife. (2017)

Little is still known about the original inhabitants of Lanzarote. The original inhabitants, called Majos by the islanders, came from North Africa in the 3rd century BC and were descendants of the Berber peoples living there. Why and how they got there is not clear. When the first Portuguese arrived, there were around a thousand Majos living in Lanzarote.

The original inhabitants of Lanzarote, the Guanches, mixed with the Spanish conquerors at the end of the 15th century.


Sources

Evers, K. / Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote
Gottmer/Becht

Reisenegger, V. / Lanzarote
ANWB

Scialdone, V. / Lanzarote
Bonechi

Weniger, S. / Lanzarote
Van Reemst

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Last updated May 2024
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