- a Spanish island off the NW coast of Africa, one of the Canary Islands. 641 sq. mi. (1660 sq. km).
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In Fuerteventura the inhabitants are sometimes obliged to flee to other islands to avoid perishing from thirst.
Going on to Fuerteventura, he was hampered by a mutiny among his men, and by lack of supplies.The Chronicle of the Discovery and Conquest of Guinea
Gomes Eannes de Azurara
The 26th we saw land, supposed to be the western part of Fuerteventura, but it proved to be part of Barbary.
Fuerteventura is twenty-seven hundred feet high, and in fine weather is visible many leagues away.Sailing Alone Around The World
The highest peak reaches 2500 ft. In external appearance, climate and productions, Fuerteventura greatly resembles Lanzarote.