Hermigua

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Hermigua
Municipality
Hermigua's coast
Hermigua's coast
Flag of Hermigua
Flag
Coat of arms of Hermigua
Coat of arms
La Gomera municipio Hermigua.svg
Coordinates: 28°10′02″N 17°11′32″W / 28.16722°N 17.19222°W / 28.16722; -17.19222Coordinates: 28°10′02″N 17°11′32″W / 28.16722°N 17.19222°W / 28.16722; -17.19222
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Canary Islands
Province  Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Island  La Gomera
Area[1]
 • Total 39.67 km2 (15.32 sq mi)
Elevation[1] 210 m (690 ft)
Population (2009)[2]
 • Total 2,203
 • Density 56/km2 (140/sq mi)

Hermigua is a town and a municipality in the northeastern part of La Gomera in the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife of the Canary Islands, Spain. It is located 12 km northwest of the island's capital, San Sebastián de la Gomera. The Garajonay National Park covers the southern part of the municipality.

Landscape of Hermigua
Roques de San Pedro

There are cedar forests in the area known as El Cedro. The valley was first inhabited by the Guanches and was known as Mulagua. The municipality of Hermigua was founded in the 16th century as the settlement of Valle Bajo.

Settlements[edit]

  • Valle Bajo divides the settlements of El Curato and El Palmerejo
  • Valle Alto divides the settlements of La Castellana and Playa Hermigua
  • El Cabo
  • Monteforte
  • Los Estanquillos
  • El Corralete
  • El Convento
  • La Cerca
  • Las Hoyetas
  • Caserío del Cedro

Historical population[edit]

Year Population
1991 2,120
1996 2,150
2001 2,038
2002 2,151
2003 2,167
2004 2,176
2013 2,103

Sites of interest[edit]

  • Valle Alto, the first settlement in Hermigua: it's neighbourhood "El Convento" features a Dominican church and monastery built 1611; another landmark is the Escuela popular.
  • El Chorro waterfall.
  • Los Telares Museum: contains handicrafts from the surrounding area.
  • "Roques Pedro y Petra".
  • "El Curato"
  • "El Pescante" (The Old Davit).
  • "El Caserío del Cedro": a hamlet by the National Park in a small isolated valley.
  • "Playa de La Caleta" (La Caleta Beach).
  • "Ermita de San Juan".
  • Mahona Natural Reserve<

See also[edit]

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. La Gomera. 1-1-2009." (in Spanish). Instituto Canario de Estadística (ISTAC). 

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