Tazacorte

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Tazacorte
Municipality
La Palma municipio Tazacorte.svg
Tazacorte is located in Canary Islands
Tazacorte
Tazacorte
Location in Canary Islands
Coordinates: 28°38′30″N 17°56′0″W / 28.64167°N 17.93333°W / 28.64167; -17.93333Coordinates: 28°38′30″N 17°56′0″W / 28.64167°N 17.93333°W / 28.64167; -17.93333
Country Spain
Autonomous community Canary Islands
Province Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Island La Palma
Area[1]
 • Total 11.37 km2 (4.39 sq mi)
Population (2013)[2]
 • Total 4,911
 • Density 430/km2 (1,100/sq mi)

Tazacorte is a town and a municipality on the island of La Palma, Province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain. It is situated near the coast, in the western part of the island. The population of the municipality is 4,911 (2013)[2] and the area is 11.37 km².[1] The average elevation is 60 m. Tazacorte is 2 km southwest of Los Llanos de Aridane and 17 km west of the island capital Santa Cruz de La Palma. The inhabitants are known as Bagañetes.

Farmlands, producing almost exclusively bananas, occupy as much as 85% of the land area of Tazacorte. The widespread use, and occasional continued misuse, of insecticides has led to significant concern, as cancer rates for residents is higher than national statistics.[3]

Historical population[edit]

Year Population
1991 6,502
1996 6,909
2001 5,062
2002 6,108
2003 6,107
2004 5,797
2013 4,911

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Instituto Canario de Estadística, area
  2. ^ a b Instituto Canario de Estadística, population
  3. ^ G. López-Abente; M. Pollán; N. Aragonés; B. Pérez Gómez; V. Hernández Barrera; V. Lope; B. Suárez. "Situación del cáncer en España: incidencia" (in Spanish). Centro Nacional de Epidemiología.