Teguise (municipality)

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Teguise
Municipality
Coat of arms of Teguise
Coat of arms
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Coordinates: 29°3′N 13°34′W / 29.050°N 13.567°W / 29.050; -13.567Coordinates: 29°3′N 13°34′W / 29.050°N 13.567°W / 29.050; -13.567
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Canary Islands
Province Las Palmas
Government
 • Mayor Juan Pedro Hernández Rodríguez (CC)
Area[1]
 • Total 263.98 km2 (101.92 sq mi)
Elevation 360 m (1,180 ft)
Population (2013)[2]
 • Total 21,152
 • Density 80/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zone WET (UTC±0)
 • Summer (DST) WEST (UTC+1)
Postal code 35530
Website Official website

Teguise (pronounced: [teˈɣise]) is a municipality in the central part of the island of Lanzarote in the Las Palmas province in the Canary Islands. The population is 21,152 (2013),[2] and the area is 263.98 km².[1] It is located north of Arrecife and south of Haría. The seat of the municipality is the town of Teguise. The municipality also comprises a number of neighbouring islands including Graciosa, Alegranza, Roque del Este, Roque del Oeste and Montaña Clara.

The artist and architect César Manrique was born in the area. The insect of the island is the cochineal from which carmine, a dye, is extracted.

Santa Bárbara Castle
Teguise Church, bell tower
Plaza Mayor
Isla de la Graciosa (la Graciosa Island)

Historical population[edit]

Year Population
2001 12,905
2002 13,714
2003 14,214
2013 21,152

Settlements[edit]

Sites of interest[edit]

Wind sculpture by César Manrique, Taro de Tahíche

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