Vilaflor, Santa Cruz de Tenerife

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Vilaflor
Municipality
Vilaflor from above
Vilaflor from above
Municipal location in Tenerife
Municipal location in Tenerife
Vilaflor is located in Canary Islands
Vilaflor
Vilaflor
Location in Canary Islands
Coordinates: 28°9′30″N 16°38′10″W / 28.15833°N 16.63611°W / 28.15833; -16.63611Coordinates: 28°9′30″N 16°38′10″W / 28.15833°N 16.63611°W / 28.15833; -16.63611
Country  Spain
Autonomous Region Canary Islands
Province Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Island Tenerife
Area[1]
 • Total 56.26 km2 (21.72 sq mi)
Population (2013)[2]
 • Total 1,804
 • Density 32/km2 (83/sq mi)
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)
Website www.vilaflordechasna.es

Vilaflor is a municipality and a village in the south-central part of the island of Tenerife, one of the Canary Islands, and part of the Santa Cruz de Tenerife (province), Spain. Vilaflor, with an altitude of 1,400 m, is the highest village of Tenerife, situated south the Teide volcano. It is located 7 km north of San Miguel de Abona and 51 km southwest of the island's capital Santa Cruz de Tenerife. The population is 1,804 (2013)[2] and the area is 56.26 km².[1]

Sights[edit]

  • Paisaje Lunar, a geological curiosity created by erosion
  • El Piño Gordo pine tree.
  • the mineral springs of Fuente Alta, which can be found at 1400 meters above sea level in a protected nature reserve. The bottled water company Fuentealta derives from this mineral spring.
  • Sanctuary of the Santo Hermano Pedro, a church built in honor of Saint Peter of Saint Joseph Betancur (Santo Hermano Pedro).
Church of San Pedro

History[edit]

Vilaflor

The town of Vilaflor de Chasna was founded in the sixteenth century. Saint Peter of Saint Joseph Betancur was born in Vilaflor in 1626.

Historical population[edit]

Year Population
2003 1,798
2013 1,804

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Vilaflor at Wikimedia Commons