Güímar

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Güímar
Municipality
Pyramid of Güímar
Pyramid of Güímar
Flag of Güímar
Flag
Coat of arms of Güímar
Coat of arms
Güímar is located in Spain, Canary Islands
Güímar
Güímar
Location in Spain
Güímar is located in Canary Islands
Güímar
Güímar
Location in Canary Islands
Coordinates: 28°18′54″N 16°24′36″W / 28.31500°N 16.41000°W / 28.31500; -16.41000
Country  Spain
Autonomous Community  Canary Islands
Province Tenerife
Island Tenerife
Government
 • Mayor Carmen Luisa Castro Dorta (PP)
Area
 • Total 102.9 km2 (39.7 sq mi)
Elevation (AMSL) 289 m (948 ft)
Population (2013)[1]
 • Total 18,589
 • Density 180/km2 (470/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (GMT +1) (UTC+1)
Postal code 38500
Area code(s) +34 (Spain) + 922 (Tenerife)
Website www.guimar.es

Güímar (Spanish pronunciation: [ɣwiˈmaɾ]) is the name of a municipality, town, and valley in the eastern part of the Spanish island of Tenerife, one of the Canary Islands, and part of Santa Cruz de Tenerife (province). The municipality and extends for 1,029 square kilometers from the mountainous interior to the beaches on the Atlantic, and borders the municipalities of La Orotava, Arafo, and Fasnia. Its estimated population is 18,589 (2013). The TF-1 motorway passes through the municipality.

The municipality is famous for its Guanche Pyramids. Also, a portion of its volcanic landscape has been set aside as the Reserva Natural del Malpaís de Güímar, its highest point being Montaña Grande. It is also in place the Barranco de Badajoz.

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