Teror

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Teror
Municipality
Calle Real, Teror
Calle Real, Teror
Teror is located in Spain, Canary Islands
Teror
Teror
Location in Spain
Teror is located in Canary Islands
Teror
Teror
Location in Canary Islands
Coordinates: 28°3′32″N 15°32′51″W / 28.05889°N 15.54750°W / 28.05889; -15.54750
Country  Spain
Autonomous Community  Canary Islands
Province Las Palmas
Island Gran Canaria
Government
 • Mayor Pedro Manuel Rodríguez Pérez (CC)
Area
 • Total 25.7 km2 (9.9 sq mi)
Elevation(AMSL) 543 m (1,781 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 12,830
 • Density 500/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (GMT +1) (UTC+1)
Postal code 35330
Area code(s) +34 (Spain) + 928 (Las Palmas)
Website www.teror.es

Teror is a Canarian municipality in the northern portion of the island of Gran Canaria in the Las Palmas province in the Canary Islands. Teror is a suburb of Las Palmas city. September 8 is the local festivity celebrating Virgen del Pino (virgin of the pine, patron of the Gran Canaria).

Teror has been called the quintessential Canary Islands location, because of reasons including architecture, piety and culinary delights - everything in Teror has a special Canarian quality. There is a massic basilica which residents flock to, the quiet Virgin of the Pine Square in front of it, and neatly fronted buildings along the picturesque Calle Real de la Plaza street. The entire Old Town of Teror is under monument protection. After shepherds witnessed a Marian apparition nearby on 8 September 1481, Teror became the most important pilgrimage destination of the Canary Island - and thereby also a rather rich little town. White houses with wooden balconies are typical of the town.

Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Pino in Teror

The municipality is named after the town of Teror, where the celebrations of the Virgen del Pino take place. More important for tourists (and locals) than the above given date is September 7 with a splendid procession. Mineral water is an important product of Teror, other economic activity is based on agriculture and crafts.

There's a weekly market (mercadillo) on Sundays, considered the best (most original) of Gran Canaria.

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Northwest: Firgas North: Arucas Northeast: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
West: Valleseco Teror East: Santa Brígida
South: Vega de San Mateo

Coordinates: 28°04′01″N 15°31′59″W / 28.067°N 15.533°W / 28.067; -15.533