The New International Encyclopædia/Fuerteventura
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FUERTEVENTURA fwâr'tắ-vĕn-tōō'rȧ. One of the Canary Islands (q.v.), situated south of Lanzarote, across the Straits of Bacayna (Map: Spain, B 5). Its area is over 650 square miles. There are a number of extinct volcanoes, with a maximum elevation reaching 2800 feet. The soil is only slightly productive, the larger portion being best adapted for grazing. Tree-growth is almost entirely lacking except in the case of a few fruit and nut trees. Population, in 1900, 11,662. Cabras, on the east coast, has a good harbor.