The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Fuerte Ventura

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FUERTE VENTURA, fwār'tā věn-too'rā, one of the Canary Islands, belonging to Spain. It is situated between the Grand Canary and Lanzarote. In general the soil is not productive and the rainfall is slight. Fishing and the raising of goats are the principal industries. Among the products of the island are figs, olives, almonds, gypsum and chalk. It has an area of 650 square miles and numerous extinct volcanoes. Its principal harbor is Cabras on the east coast. Pop. about 13,000. See Canary Islands.