La Aldea de San Nicolás

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La Aldea de San Nicolás
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La Aldea de San Nicolás is located in Canary Islands
La Aldea de San Nicolás
La Aldea de San Nicolás
Location in the Canary Islands
Coordinates: 27°59′N 15°47′W / 27.983°N 15.783°W / 27.983; -15.783Coordinates: 27°59′N 15°47′W / 27.983°N 15.783°W / 27.983; -15.783
Country Spain
Autonomous Region Canary Islands
Province Las Palmas
Island Gran Canaria
Area[1]
 • Total 123.58 km2 (47.71 sq mi)
Elevation 33 m (108 ft)
Population (2013)[2]
 • Total 8,228
 • Density 67/km2 (170/sq mi)
Zip code 35470
Cactus Garden, Cactualdea
The church of La Aldea de San Nicolás

La Aldea de San Nicolás is the westernmost municipality of the island of Gran Canaria in the Las Palmas province of the Canary Islands. Its full name was, until 2005,[3] La Aldea de San Nicolás de Tolentino, and the locals simply call it La Aldea. Its population is 8,228 (2013),[2] and the area is 123.58 km².[1] Its elevation is about 33m.

La Aldea de San Nicolás is located about 38 km southwest of the island capital Las Palmas. It is situated among forested mountain valleys overlooking the Atlantic, and most families work on the tomato-farms, as well as growing potatoes and other vegetables and fruits, irrigated by reservoirs that collect winter rain. Tourism is also a significant industry, though not as much as in the South of the island.

San Nicolás is the birthplace of Román Rodríguez Rodríguez, President of the Canary Islands from 1999-2003.

Historical population[edit]

Year Population
1991 7,751
1996 8,082
2001 7,668
2002 8,063
2003 8,089
2004 7,988
2013 8,228

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Instituto Canario de Estadística, area
  2. ^ a b Instituto Canario de Estadística, population
  3. ^ Official Gazette of the Canary Islands, Announcement of the name change (In Spanish)

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