Adeje

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Adeje
Municipality
Adeje.jpg
Official seal of Adeje
Seal
Adeje is located in Tenerife
Adeje
Adeje
Location in Tenerife
Coordinates: 28°7′N 16°43′W / 28.117°N 16.717°W / 28.117; -16.717
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Canary Islands
Province Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Island Tenerife
Government
 • Mayor José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga
Area[1]
 • Total 105.95 km2 (40.91 sq mi)
Elevation[1] 280 m (920 ft)
Population (2009)[2]
 • Total 43,204
 • Density 410/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Demonym Adejeros
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)
Postal code 38670
Website Official website

Adeje is a town 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. The town Adeje is located 4 km from the coast, 8 km north about of the resort town Los Cristianos, 60 km southwest of the island capital Santa Cruz de Tenerife and about 17 km northwest of Tenerife South Airport.

Adeje is the western terminus of the TF-1 motorway, which connects it with the south and east coast of the island. The Barranco del Infierno gorge is located in the municipality.

Its economy is based on business, tourism and agriculture. Adeje is also home to Siam Park, the largest water park in Europe.

History[edit]

A hundred years before the Spanish conquest (1494), 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.

Communities[edit]

Many seaside communities of Adeje are major tourist hot spots. The main communities there are: Costa Adeje, Playa Paraiso, La Caleta, Playa Fañabe and Callao Salvaje.

Tenerife Adeje beach E.jpg


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "SUPERFICIE, PERÍMETRO Y ALTITUD DE LOS MUNICIPIOS DE CANARIAS." (in Spanish). Instituto Canario de Estadística (ISTAC). 
  2. ^ "Población en Canarias. Tenerife. 1-1-2009." (in Spanish). Instituto Canario de Estadística (ISTAC). 

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