Ingenio, Las Palmas

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Town hall
Town hall
Flag of Ingenio
Coat of arms of Ingenio
Coat of arms
Municipal location in Gran Canaria
Municipal location in Gran Canaria
Ingenio is located in Canary Islands
Location in the Canary Islands
Coordinates: 27°55′17″N 15°25′57″W / 27.92139°N 15.43250°W / 27.92139; -15.43250
Country Spain
Autonomous Community Canary Islands
Province Las Palmas
Island Gran Canaria
 • Mayor Juan José Gil Méndez (PP)
 • Total 38.15 km2 (14.73 sq mi)
Elevation(AMSL) 558 m (1,831 ft)
Population (2013)[2]
 • Total 29,978
 • Density 790/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (GMT +1) (UTC+1)
Postal code 35250
Area code(s) +34 (Spain) + 928 (Las Palmas)

Ingenio is a town and a Spanish municipality in the eastern part of the island of Gran Canaria in the Province of Las Palmas in the Canary Islands. Its population is 29,978 (2013),[2] and the area is 38.15 km2 (14.73 sq mi).[1]

Ingenio is situated between the mountains and the Atlantic Ocean, 24 km (15 mi) south of the island's capital Las Palmas and 9 km (6 mi) south of Telde. The municipality includes the town Carrizal. The GC-1 motorway passes east of the town, and the Gran Canaria Airport is situated in the eastern part of the municipality. In agriculture, sugar cane is one of the dominant crops in Ingenio.

The municipality is home to the International Folklore Festival which has the participation of music groups worldwide including Mexico, Colombia, Romania, Russia and Uganda.

Historical population[edit]

Year Population
1991 21,807
1996 24,394
2001 24,439
2002 25,681
2003 26,433
2004 26,857
2013 29,978

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