Tías, Las Palmas
|Autonomous community||Canary Islands|
|• Mayor||José Juan Cruz Saavedra (PSOE)|
|• Total||64.61 km2 (24.95 sq mi)|
|Elevation||200 m (700 ft)|
|• Density||310/km2 (800/sq mi)|
|Time zone||WET (UTC±0)|
|• Summer (DST)||WEST (UTC+1)|
Tías is a town and a municipality in the southern part of the island of Lanzarote, province of Las Palmas, autonomous community of the Canary Islands, Spain. The town Tías is situated 4 km from the south coast and 10 km west of the island capital Arrecife.
Lanzarote's largest tourist resort, Puerto del Carmen, is entirely in the municipality of Tías, and was the location of the first hotels ever built on the island. Other settlements in the municipality are Mácher, La Asomada, Conil, Masdache.
The town of Tías is home to:
- José Saramago, Portuguese writer, playwright and journalist, Nobel Prize for Literature 1998.(Died 18 June 2010)
- Alberto Vazquez-Figueroa, Spanish writer and novelist.
- Helen Lindes, Spanish model, Miss Spain 2000 and runner-up to Miss Universe 2000.
- Guillermina Fernández Díaz, born June 1902, the oldest Canary Island resident.
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