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|Municipality and town|
Punta de Abona
Municipal location in Tenerife
|Autonomous community||Canary Islands|
|Province||Santa Cruz de Tenerife|
|• Mayor||Eladio Morales Borges (2009-)|
|• Total||69.02 sq mi (178.76 km2)|
|• Density||109/sq mi (42.2/km2)|
|Time zone||GMT (UTC+0)|
Arico is the name of a municipality, village, and valley in the southeastern part of the island of Tenerife, one of the Canary Islands, and part Province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. The municipality is located in the southeastern end of the island, and extends for 178,76 square kilometers from the mountainous interior to the beaches on the Atlantic. Arico is on a valley setting. Its estimated population is over 7.500. Arico is linked with the TF1 Motorway and also with the old TF28 linking Los Cristianos and Santa Cruz de Tenerife (City) The city administration is located in Villa de Arico. The other villages located on this municipality are: Arico Nuevo, Arico Viejo, Abades, La Jaca, Tajao and Poris de Abona.
Its economy are tourism and some agriculture. The urban area and some farmlands dominates the coastline and valley areas, while the mountains dominates much of the municipality and to the southeast.
Sites of interest
Typical villages in the mountain, lighthouses in Poris de Abona and Tajao, important free-climbing spot and scuba diving location on Tenerife.
Arico has schools, a lyceum, a gymnasium, banks, churches, beaches and squares plazas.
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