Haría (municipality)

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Haría
Municipality
Lanzarote municipio Haría.svg
Haría is located in Canary Islands
Haría
Haría
Location in Canary Islands
Coordinates: 29°9′N 13°30′W / 29.150°N 13.500°W / 29.150; -13.500Coordinates: 29°9′N 13°30′W / 29.150°N 13.500°W / 29.150; -13.500
Country Spain
Autonomous community Canary Islands
Province Las Palmas
Island Lanzarote
Area[1]
 • Total 106.59 km2 (41.15 sq mi)
Population (2013)[2]
 • Total 4,782
 • Density 45/km2 (120/sq mi)

Haría is a municipality on the island of Lanzarote in the Canary Islands, the northernmost and easternmost Canarian municipality. Surrounded on three sides by the Atlantic Ocean, the municipality is bordered to the south by the municipality of Teguise. It forms part of Las Palmas Province. The seat of the municipality is the town of Haría. The population of the municipality is 4,872.[2] The total land area of the municipality is 106.59 km².[1]

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The west of the municipality is largely mountainous, with much of the western coastline rising steeply a little way inland. Numerous miradors (viewpoints) on this high ground offer some of the island's most spectacular views, the most well known being the Mirador del Rio which is a popular tourist attraction. To the southeast the land is low-lying and largely used for agriculture, with many small beach resorts along the coast. The northeast of the municipality is largely uninhabited, having been buried approximately 3000 years ago by the eruption of the Montaña Corona which formed the inhospitable Malpais de la Corona. This eruption also produced extensive hollow lava tunnels called jameos, some of which have been developed into two of the island's most-visited[citation needed] geological attractions: the Cueva de los Verdes and the Jameos del Agua.

Haría, Lanzarote
Pool at cave system Jameos del Agua, Lanzarote

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