Valle Gran Rey
|Valle Gran Rey|
|Autonomous region:||Canary Islands|
|Province:||Santa Cruz de Tenerife|
|Postal code:||E-38870 - La Calera and Vueltas
E-38852 - Tagaluche
E-38869 - Arure
E-38879 - El Hornillo
|Location:||28.581213/28° 34' 52.3668" N lat.
-17.799154/17° 47' 56.9544" W long.
|Website:||www.aytovallegranrey.com (in Spanish)|
Valle Gran Rey (which means in English "Great King Valley") is located on the southwest coast of La Gomera, in the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife of the Canary Islands, Spain. The Guanche name of the area was Orone. The seat of the municipality since 1930 is La Calera; previously it was in Arure. Valle Gran Rey is linked to an island-wide highway system.
The population is 4,745, its density is 144.22/km² and the area is 32.9 km². San Sebastián de la Gomera is the largest municipality in population and area. Valle Gran Rey is entirely surrounded with Vallehermoso to the east, while the Atlantic Ocean lies to the west offering a panoramic view of La Palma and El Hierro during clearer days.
The coastline and the valley areas are made up of farmland, while the mountainous areas are forested or grassy. Its main industry is agriculture—primarily banana and palm cultivation—and fishery, followed by tourism, which has been active since the 1970s. Most of the tourists are from Germany and other parts of the Canary Islands. Tourism had brought hotels with 1,500 beds in since 1990.
Notable natives and residents
- http://www.aytovallegranrey.com (in Spanish)
|West: Atlantic Ocean||San Sebastián de la Gomera||East: Vallehermoso|
|South: Atlantic Ocean|