Caleta de Sebo on the island of La Graciosa. WEBCAM

Caleta de Sebo,
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Since the end of June 2018, the small Canary Island of La Graciosa has been recognized as the eighth Canary Island. So far there have been only seven administrations.

La Graciosa, with its 30 square kilometers, was previously under the administrative control of the municipality of Teguise, in Lanzarote. But now the small island, inhabited by about 700 inhabitants, becomes independent. Thus, it officially becomes the eighth Canary Island.

These islands, also belonging to the Canary Islands, are called «Chinijo Archipelago«. They are located in the north, separated only by a narrow arm of the sea, right next to the Canary Island of Lanzarote.

This archipelago is made up of six islands. They are Alegranza, La Graciosa, Lobos, Montana Clara, Roque del Oeste and Roque del Este. Five of the islands are uninhabited. They are home to many rare species of seabirds.

La Graciosa has long been fighting for independence from Lanzarote. In 2013 more than 4,000 signatures were sent to the Cabildo of Lanzarote to make independence possible. Then began what has now been successfully carried out.

On the island, at the moment still very contemplative, there are only two places. The larger of the two places on the island is called Caleta del Sebo. It is located in the south of the island. Almost all of the 700 inhabitants live here. They live almost exclusively from fishing off the African waters and very moderate tourism.

Tourism in La Graciosa is mainly made up of windsurfers. They have discovered for themselves the wind and waves in front of the archipelago. In addition, there are inhabitants of the other Canary Islands. They have their holiday homes there.

In addition, there are day tourists who come on excursions from Lanzarote to the small island. After all, during the summer months, there are approximately 500 visitors who disembark daily on the island with the ferry from Lanzarote.

Caleta del Sebo is also the only port on the island of La Graciosa. The second place on the island is Casas de Petro Barba.

It is located in the west of the island and consists mainly of holiday homes. In general, the infrastructure of the island is still relatively rudimentary.

There are no paved roads on La Graciosa. The inhabitants of the island can only drive with their off-road vehicles on the sandy roads.

Drinking water has to be transported to the island with a pipe under the kilometre-wide strait between La Graciosa and Lanzarote or by tanker. There are also no fresh water springs on the island.

With 29.05 square kilometres, La Graciosa has a surface area of 0.39% of the total area of the Canary Islands. It is, therefore, the smallest inhabited island of the Canary Islands.

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