Los Llanos de Aridane
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|Los Llanos de Aridane|
|Province||Santa Cruz de Tenerife|
|• Mayor||Noelia Garcia Leal (PP)|
|• Land||35.79 km2 (13.82 sq mi)|
|Elevation||340 m (1,120 ft)|
|• Density||590.81/km2 (1,530.2/sq mi)|
Los Llanos de Aridane is a Canarian municipality belonging to the province Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain. Located in the west of the island of La Palma in the Aridane Valley in the lee side and sunny side of the island, which is a very favorable location, in addition to the west of the island is fairly well watered and has lower slopes than in the remaining areas, hence the name of the city. With 21,145 inhabitants is the largest municipality of La Palma.
In August 1812, was formed the town of Los Llanos, with the population of the same name as the head, more El Paso, Tazacorte and Argual as principal payments. On April 13, 1837, appeared in the Canary Islands Provincial Council a proposal requesting that the payment of El Paso, with Tacande and others immediates, formed an independent municipality of Los Llanos, with its own Town Hall. A few months later got segregated El Paso of los Llanos, thus losing a considerable part of its geographical extesion. The September 16, 1925 the government of Primo de Rivera gave the decree obtained Tazacorte independence of Los Llanos. At the time of segregation Tazacorte was the nucleus of most populous municipality with 2,316 inhabitants and also the most economically developed at that time.
It covers an area of 35.79 km² and a population of 21,145 inhabitants (INE, 2011). Its altitude is 325 meters above sea level and has a coastal length of 6.43 km. Its main neighborhoods are: Los Llanos, Argual, Montaña Tenisca, El Roque, Los Barros, La Laguna, Todoque, Las Manchas de Abajo (Las Manchas de Arriba or St. Nicholas, belongs to the municipality of El Paso), Puerto Naos, Triana, Retamar Jedey and El Remo. Your postal code is 38760. He is currently the most populous municipality in the island of La Palma, exceeding population to the capital Santa Cruz de la Palma.
The municipality is one of the economic engines of the island with an economy based on bananas and tourism. The possible end of European aid to the cultivation of bananas in 2006, could have caused a major economic crisis that would surely forced farmers to diversify its economy. But the subsequent negotiations with the European Economic Community managed to fix the situation.
With regard to education, the town has several centers of Primary and Secondary Education Centers and two secondary, IES Eusebio Lorenzo Barreto and Jose Maria Perez Pulido IES.
Sites of interest
- City Hall: Was initially located in a traditional house located in the place now occupied by the modern House of Culture. The present building of the City Hall marking regionalist style by the architect Tomas Machado, was begun in 1945. The façade projecting balconies overhanging open and covered by tiles and on the latter, a mullioned window with lattice Mudejar. The hall saves seven oil paintings by Antonio Palma Suarez Gonzalez, which reproduces historical events and scenes.
- Plaza de España: Spain Square and its surroundings are the administrative center of life, recreational, historic place must be visited and a meeting place and rest for all citizens and visitors, where they are most representative buildings of this city. The Plaza is located in the heart of the town, and the recent renewal of pavement (year 2,000) and pedestrianization of surrounding streets has prompted the dynamism of the same in the lives of its people. In its vicinity are 11 stunning Indian laurels (Ficus microcarpa) which together with royal palm trees were brought from Cuba by migrants in the mid-nineteenth century to beautify the ride of your hometown. These laurels have become a symbol of the city and inspiration of poets and travelers, being undoubtedly the most long-lived on the island.
- Llano de Argual: A place where economic history of Aridane Valley began and it speaks of the splendor of an era, thanks to the use of the waters of La Caldera, to irrigate the cane fields before, and now the banana zones. They are in El Llano four old mansions of the seventeenth and eighteenth Ontanilla Velez home, Massieu Van Dalle house where you can find the best cover battlemented Canary Islands (property of Cabildo Isular and converted into an exhibition center, showroom and tourist information office), Poggio Maldonado home and the house of Sotomayor (the oldest preserved).
- Plaza de Los Cuatro Caminos: This Plaza or miradr designed by the versatile islander artist Luis Morera, was made between 1993 and 1996, and noted for its beautiful mosaic work in which banks have built pergolas with ceramic tiled chips, a stage made of lava stones and battering rams towns of plants belonging to the Canarian flora
- Puerto Naos beach: It is situated in the best area to the west of the island, with mild temperatures throughout the year, which enabled it to obtain the Blue Flag award thanks to its services and crystalline waters. It has a boulevard that runs along the entire natural beach of black sand, where you can stroll or sit in some bar-terrace to watch the sea, the beach or a beautiful sunset to sunset.
- Charco Verde beach: a black sand cove south of Puerto Naos, and where there is an ancient hot spring which once was used for medicinal purposes. It won the Blue Flag award for the first time in 2009.
The municipality has an extensive educational system, both primary and secondary school and university. The public network of childhood education centers and primary and secondary schools depends on the Ministry of Education, Universities, Culture and Sports of the Canary Government. Among the primary schools are: CEIP El Roque, C.E.I.P. Mayantigo, C.E.I.P. Puerto Naos, C.E.I.P. Tajuya, C.E.I.P. Todoque, C.E.I.P. 25 Years of Peace, C.E.I.P. Las Manchas and C.E.I.P. Los Campitos.
In addition to two secondary schools, IES Eusebio Barreto Lorenzo and I.E.S. Jose Maria Perez Pulido are the Agricultural Training School in Los Llanos, the College of Special Education Acerina Princess and Official Language School of Los Llanos. The university presence in Los Llanos is composed of the National University of Distance Education (UNED)
There is only one private center in the municipality, the Holy Family of Nazareth School offers childhood, primary and secondary education.
Los Llanos and has 2 libraries, the main one in the House of Culture of the municipality and the other in the Cultural Center of Argual. They share resources, effort, knowledge and experience in order to improve the educational and cultural city.
The population between 1991 and 1996 sprouted but cooled off in the 1997 census and reached over 20,000 in the 2000s and surpassed Santa Cruz de La Palma's population being La Palma the only island in the Canary Islands in which there is a larger town than its capital city. Los Llanos de Aridane has a density over 500 inhabitants/km², formerly the second, but after 2001, the population slowly declined and after 2003 dropped below 20,000.
Los Llanos de Aridane schools, lyceums (middle school), gymnasia (secondary school), churches, a post office, shops and squares plazas.
|West: Tazacorte||Los Llanos de Aridane||East: El Paso|
|Southwest: Atlantic Ocean||South: Fuencaliente de La Palma|