An island in the Canary Islands off the northwest coast of Africa. It has many extinct volcanoes.
Fuerteventura lies between Lanzarote and Grand Canary.
In external appearance, climate and productions, Fuerteventura greatly resembles Lanzarote.
More precisely, they may be considered as two groups, one of which, including Teneriffe, Grand Canary, Palma, Hierro and Gomera, consists of mountain peaks, isolated and rising directly from an ocean of great depth; while the other, comprising Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and six uninhabited islets, is based, on a single submarine plateau, of far less depth.
In 1812 it is said that locusts covered some fields in Fuerteventura to the depth of 4 ft.