Lanzarote is an island of the Canarian archipelago (Spain), in the Atlantic Ocean. It belongs to the province of Las Palmas. Its capital is Arrecife.

The name of the island comes from the Genovese sailor Lanceloto Malocello, who visited it in the 14th century. With 147,023 inhabitants (2017) 1 Lanzarote is the third most populated island of the Canary Islands, after Tenerife and Gran Canaria. With an area of ​​845.94 km², it is the fourth largest island in the archipelago. In the center-southwest of the island is the Timanfaya National Park, which is one of the main tourist attractions of Lanzarote. The island is in its entirety since 1993 UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.