Agaete

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Agaete
Municipality
Puerto de las Nieves(Door of the Snows)
Puerto de las Nieves
(Door of the Snows)
Nickname(s): culeto
Agaete municipality in Grand Canary
Agaete municipality in Grand Canary
Agaete is located in Canary Islands
Agaete
Agaete
Location in the Canary Islands
Coordinates: 28°6′N 15°42′W / 28.100°N 15.700°W / 28.100; -15.700Coordinates: 28°6′N 15°42′W / 28.100°N 15.700°W / 28.100; -15.700
Country  Spain
Autonomous Region Canary Islands
Province Las Palmas
Island Gran Canaria
Government
Area[1]
 • Total 45.50 km2 (17.57 sq mi)
Elevation 43 m (141 ft)
Population (2013)[2]
 • Total 5,796
 • Density 130/km2 (330/sq mi)
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)
Climate BWh
Website Ayuntamiento de Agaete

Agaete is a municipality of Las Palmas province, on the Canary Islands, Spain.

Geography[edit]

It is in the north-west of Gran Canaria island, and is enclosed by the Atlantic Ocean to the west, Gáldar to the north-east, and Artenara to the south. Agaete's area is 45.50 km2 (17.57 sq mi)[1] with a population of 5,796 (2003).[2]

Tourism[edit]

The port of Agaete, Puerto de las Nieves, used to be the preferred place to get a view of El Dedo de Dios, a natural monument on the coastline, before the latter was destroyed during tropical storm Delta in November 2005. The port is a common end point for day tours from more touristic areas of the island.

Archaeology[edit]

El Maipes necropolis is on the outskirts of the town, in the south-east near the football ground.

Population[edit]

Year Population
1991 5,269
1996 6,028
2001 5,202
2002 5,649
2003 5,635
2004 5,511
2013 5,796

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