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German informations about Fuerteventura:  www.info-center-fuerteventura.com  

Inhabitants 
With today approximately 50.000 inhabitants at the most thinly inhabited  
Isle of the archipelago, 26 inhabitants per km2,
 
Only few people master still today  
the art of the Mauerns with unworked stones.  
 

 
Boat-construction in the fisher-village El Cotillo
 

Most eastern Canary islands, 
barely 100 km from the Moroccan coast removes 
, between 28. and 29.  northern degree of latitude  
and 13. and 15. western longitude,  
between the neighbor-islands Lanzerote in the northeast 
and grain Canaria in the southwest lain.  

History 
1100 B.C. 
Phoenicians discover the islands  
Fuerteventura and Lanzarote, without her/it/them however too embarrassed. 
922 n.Chrs. 
Arabs start first conquest-attempts.  
You/they name the Kanaren " Aldjezir al-Khalidah " (the happy islands)! 
Whether the natives of the Canaries,  
that today general, not quite correct, “Guanchen " is named,  
Arabic origin was, is controversial until today among scientists. 
1344
crown pope Clemens X. the count of Clermont 
to the king of the Canary islands.  
A title, that has validity however only on the paper. 
1402
conquer the Norman baron Jean de Bathencourt
the island Lanzarote and undertakes lot Lobos from the neighbor-island from some  
Paint the attempt to occupy also Fuerteventura. 
1403
succeed him/it the conquest finally,  
despite vehement resistance of the two then kingdoms  
Maxorata, the big northern part Fuerteventuras, 
and Jandia, that sichelförmige peninsula in the south.
He/it establishes the first capital of the entire island, Betancuria. 
1405
Peace-contract between the kings  
Guize of Maxorata and Ayoze of Jandia and the conquerors  
1927
Fuerteventura of the new Canary province will allot Palmas read,  
to her/it as well the islands grain Canaria and Lanzarote belongs.  
1957
Puerto Del pink-Rio, previously Puerto de read Cabras = goat-harbor 
Fuerteventura is proclaimed the island the new capital. 
1968
begin with the opening of the hotel Jandia Playa  
, the later world-wide first " Robinson-club ", 
the charter-tourism on Fuerteventura. 
1978
the Canary islands get restricted political autonomy. 
1992
The Canaries become full-member of the European community.

Size
To Tenerife the second-biggest of the Canary islands  
with 1.659,74 square-kilometers and a total-coastal-length  
from 339,82 km, from it 144 officially registered beach-sections!  

Ages
Approximately 20.000.000 years
Last volcanic activity  
approximately 5000 B.C. 
oldest human settlement-track:  
approximately 220 n.Chrs.

Economy 
82% of the insular gross national product become direct 
or obtains indirectly through the tourism,  
with what the German that numerically by far  
strongest group the vacationer forms. 
Haul, agriculture, mainly tomatoes, 
Goat-cheese and breeding-animal-trade with goats, and small-trade,  
further important Eckpfeilers form in the economic-structure. 
 

Fauna 
Birds like sandpipers, Wiedehopf, chaffinch, seagull, buzzard and sea-eagles  
populates the airspace of the island. 
Lizards, Blindschleichen, Erdhörnchen, hedgehogs and before all game-rabbit 
divides the meager habitat at the ground. 
The fish-wealth is still big Fuerteventurasimmer against it before the coasts 
, sees also the article: Eats like the major-Eros "? " once.  
Approximately 30.000 goats, who are exceptionally modest, 
testifies from age-long breeder-work. 
On the FEAGA, that annually with Pozo Negro taking place country-economic-showing,  
one meets with buyers from around the world in order to buy prizewinning breeding-bucks.  
Donkeys and some dromedaries lend help with the field work still today  
or serves to the conversation of the vacationers. 
There are not animals life-threatening for the human being for Fuerteventura! 
 
The Majorero-Ziege is particularly  
modest and resistant.   
The donkey also becomes still today 
with the agricultural work used.

Flora 
Caused by the low rainfalls thrives in free nature  
only plants with low water-demand. Especially belongs 
the Canary date-palm, the fig-cactus, the sisal-agave,  
cactus-good wolf-milk-plants like the Euphorbie and the ice-flower, 
that through a refined system air - and ground-moisture stores  
and therefore also longest droughts survives. 
Colorfully blooming plants like the Bougainvilla or the Strelitzie  
where they are provided regularly with freshwater can exist only there. 

The Bougainvilla finds one only there,  
where she/it can be poured regularly

Agaves always bloom only once.  
They form offshoots, that drive new blooms again, after it.

 

 
The fig-cactus carries sweet fruits-- 
however caution before the fine thorns of the peel! 

 
Euphorbiengewächse: 
the natives deadened with the poisonous juice of this plant 
the offshore fish, about her/it/them then easily  
from the water-surface, to be able to skim off, 
 

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