|— Municipality —|
|Autonomous community||Canary Islands|
|Province||Santa Cruz de Tenerife|
|• Mayor||José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga|
|• Total||105.95 km2 (40.91 sq mi)|
|Elevation||280 m (920 ft)|
|• Density||410/km2 ( 1,100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||GMT (UTC+0)|
Adeje is a city and municipality in the southwestern part of the island of Tenerife, one of the Canary Islands, and part of the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain. Adeje is also a growing suburb of Tenerife Sur (South Tenerife) and is the westernmost portion of that suburb. It is located about 80 km SW of the island's capital, NW of Los Cristianos and Las Américas of Arona and about 20 km north west of Tenerife South Airport.
Adeje is linked with and is the westernmost of uncardinaled terminus TF1 superhighway at about the 100th km (and is the second westernmost superhighway terminus in Africa after the Madeira Islands) which first opened within the beginning of the 2000s and a highway to the northern part of the island. Farmlands are in the valley areas while forests and grasslands are situated within mount Teide. The Barranco del Infierno is also located nearby.
Many communities of Adeje are major tourist hot spots. These resorts are connected by one big pathway. The main communities there are: Costa Adeje, Playa de las Américas, Playa Paraiso, La Caleta, Playa Fañabe and Callao Salvaje.
A hundred years before the Spanish conquest, this place was the capital of the Menceyato of Adeje, one of the guanches (local kingdoms) in which the island was divided. It is now one of the most important tourist cities in the Canary Islands.
- "SUPERFICIE, PERÍMETRO Y ALTITUD DE LOS MUNICIPIOS DE CANARIAS." (in Spanish). Instituto Canario de Estadística (ISTAC).
- "Población en Canarias. Tenerife. 1-1-2009." (in Spanish). Instituto Canario de Estadística (ISTAC).
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