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For other uses, see Tejeda (disambiguation).
Municipal location in Gran Canaria
Municipal location in Gran Canaria
Tejeda is located in Canary Islands
Location in the Canary Islands
Coordinates: 27°59′40″N 15°36′50″W / 27.99444°N 15.61389°W / 27.99444; -15.61389Coordinates: 27°59′40″N 15°36′50″W / 27.99444°N 15.61389°W / 27.99444; -15.61389
Country Spain
Autonomous Region Canary Islands
Province Las Palmas
Island Gran Canaria
 • Total 103.30 km2 (39.88 sq mi)
Elevation 1,050 m (3,440 ft)
Population (2013)[2]
 • Total 2,028
 • Density 20/km2 (51/sq mi)
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

The Spanish writer and philosopher Miguel de Unamuno described this scenery as resembling a "petrified storm".Tejeda is a village and a municipality in the mountainous central part of the island of Gran Canaria in the Province of Las Palmas in the Canary Islands. Its population is 2,028 (2013),[2] and the area is 103.3 km2 (39.9 sq mi).[1] The highest point of the island Gran Canaria, Pico de las Nieves - 1,949 m (6,394 ft) is located in the municipality of Tejeda. The town Tejeda is situated 6 km (4 mi) northwest of the Pico de las Nieves and 23 km (14 mi) southwest of the island capital Las Palmas. Another remarkable summit in the municipality is Roque Nublo 813 m (2,667 ft).

Historical population[edit]

Year Population
1991 2,361
1996 2,552
2001 2,400
2002 2,402
2003 2,351
2004 2,347
2013 2,028

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