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Pyramid of Güímar
Pyramid of Güímar
Flag of Güímar
Coat of arms of Güímar
Coat of arms
Güímar is located in Canary Islands
Location in Canary Islands, off the western coast of Africa
Coordinates: 28°18′54″N 16°24′36″W / 28.31500°N 16.41000°W / 28.31500; -16.41000Coordinates: 28°18′54″N 16°24′36″W / 28.31500°N 16.41000°W / 28.31500; -16.41000
Country  Spain
Autonomous Community  Canary Islands
Province Tenerife
Island Tenerife
 • Mayor Carmen Luisa Castro Dorta (PP)
 • Total 102.9 km2 (39.7 sq mi)
Elevation(AMSL) 289 m (948 ft)
Population (2015)[1]
 • Total 19,006
 • Density 180/km2 (480/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (GMT +1) (UTC+1)
Postal code 38500
Area code(s) +34 (Spain) + 922 (Tenerife)
Climate BSh
Website www.guimar.es

Güímar (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈgwimar]) is the name of a municipality, town, and valley in the eastern part of the Spanish island of Tenerife, one of the Canary Islands, and part of Santa Cruz de Tenerife (province). The municipality and extends for 1,029 square kilometers from the mountainous interior to the beaches on the Atlantic, and borders the municipalities of La Orotava, Arafo, and Fasnia. Its estimated population is 18,589 (2013). The TF-1 motorway passes through the municipality.

The municipality is famous for its Guanche pyramids. It is also the location of the barranco de Badajoz. A portion of its volcanic landscape has been set aside as the Nature reserve of Malpaís of Güímar, its highest point being Montaña Grande.


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