Firgas

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Firgas
Municipality
Municipal location in Gran Canaria
Municipal location in Gran Canaria
Firgas is located in Canary Islands
Firgas
Firgas
Location in the Canary Islands
Coordinates: 28°6′20″N 15°33′50″W / 28.10556°N 15.56389°W / 28.10556; -15.56389Coordinates: 28°6′20″N 15°33′50″W / 28.10556°N 15.56389°W / 28.10556; -15.56389
Country Spain
Autonomous Region Canary Islands
Province Las Palmas
Island Gran Canaria
Area[1]
 • Total 15.77 km2 (6.09 sq mi)
Elevation 500 m (1,600 ft)
Population (2013)[2]
 • Total 7,628
 • Density 480/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Firgas is a town and a municipality in the northern part of the island of Gran Canaria in the Province of Las Palmas in the Canary Islands. Its population is 7,628 (2013),[2] and the area is 15.77 km².[1] The town was founded in 1488. The town Firgas is situated in the mountains, 13 km west of Las Palmas. The town, which is in a green and rural zone, is also known as the balcony of the Atlantic, for its good view of the northern coast of the island. Bottled water is produced in the town.

Historical population[edit]

Year Population
1991 5,735
1996 6,526
2001 6,865
2002 6,927
2003 7,023
2004 7,060
2013 7,628
View from the San Roque town square.
San Roque town square in Firgas.

The town[edit]

The central square, which has a church and town hall, is called San Roque. Important attractions are the different squares, and the Paseo the Gran Canaria, where a 30 meter high waterfall has been laid out, as well as relief models of the different islands.

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