Fuerteventura Isola of Spain, situated in the Atlantic ocean, in the archipelago of the Canaries, of which it is the second for extension, after Tenerife; it is the more neighbor to the coast of Africa. The island extends him for 1.655 km²s and introduces him as a succession of arid lowlands, overhung by volcanic woodpeckers. The population adds to 18.000 inhabitants; the principal center is Puerto de Cabras, on the oriental coast. Bases of the economy are the agriculture (cereals, produced ortofrutticoli), the ovine breeding and caprino, the fishing.