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Municipality and town
Punta de Abona
Punta de Abona
Flag of Arico
Coat of arms of Arico
Coat of arms
Municipal location in Tenerife
Municipal location in Tenerife
Arico is located in Tenerife
Location of the town in Tenerife
Coordinates: 28°10′N 16°28′W / 28.167°N 16.467°W / 28.167; -16.467Coordinates: 28°10′N 16°28′W / 28.167°N 16.467°W / 28.167; -16.467
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Canary Islands
Province  Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Island  Tenerife
 • Mayor Eladio Morales Borges (2009-)
 • Total 178.76 km2 (69.02 sq mi)
Population (2013)[1]
 • Total 7,392
 • Density 42.2/km2 (109/sq mi)
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)
Post Code 38580
Climate Csb

Arico is the name of a municipality and a village in the southeastern part of the island of Tenerife, one of the Canary Islands, Spain. It is part of the Province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. The municipality is located in the southeastern part of the island, and extends for 178,76 square kilometers from the mountainous interior to the beaches on the Atlantic. Its estimated population is around 7,500. The TF-1 motorway passes through the eastern part of the municipality.

The city administration is located in Villa de Arico. The other villages located on this municipality are: Arico Nuevo, Arico Viejo, Abades, La Jaca, Tajao and Poris de Abona.

Sites of interest[edit]

Typical villages in the mountains, lighthouses in Poris de Abona and Tajao, important free-climbing spot and scuba diving location on Tenerife.

Historical population[edit]

Year Population
1991 4,567
1996 5,064
2001 5,824
2002 6,653
2003 6,928
2004 7,005
2005 7,159
2006 7,104
2007 7,565
2013 7,392


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