Lanzarote facts and figures

In 2022, a total of 156.112 people lived on Lanzarote.

The island government (Cabildo Insular) is based in the capital, Arrecife, with a population of 63.750.

The majority of the inhabitants of Lanzarote ( approx 119.000) are Spanish, with a sizeable number of residents from other European nations, mainly British ( 6.415 ), Germans ( 2.196 ) and Italians ( 4.190 ).

The island has its international airport, and Guacimeta Airport is approximately 5 km from the capital Arrecife, on which 7.348.747 passengers travelled in 2023.

Tourism has primarily influenced the island’s economy for the past forty years. The only other industry since is agriculture and construction.

Another smaller tourist sector has been promoted, and the amount of international Cruise liners docking at Arrecife harbor has improved in the past years and provided in 2022 the amount of 335.239 tourists in 186 cruise liners who came to visit the island.

The main tourist resorts are Costa Teguise, Puerto del Carmen & Playa Blanca. Most tourists arrive from England, Spain, Germany, Italy & Ireland. Also, visitors from Denmark, France, Holland, Norway, Belgium and Finland benefit from regular flights to Lanzarote.

Lanzarote is part of the province of Las Palmas and is divided into seven municipalities:

  • Arrecife
  • Haría
  • San Bartolomé
  • Teguise (includes Isla de La Graciosa and four smaller islets)
  • Tías
  • Tinajo
  • Yaiza

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