La Victoria de Acentejo

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La Victoria de Acentejo
Coat of arms of La Victoria de Acentejo
Coat of arms
Municipal location in Tenerife
Municipal location in Tenerife
La Victoria de Acentejo is located in Province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife
La Victoria de Acentejo
La Victoria de Acentejo
Location in Province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife
La Victoria de Acentejo is located in Canary Islands
La Victoria de Acentejo
La Victoria de Acentejo
La Victoria de Acentejo (Canary Islands)
La Victoria de Acentejo is located in Spain, Canary Islands
La Victoria de Acentejo
La Victoria de Acentejo
La Victoria de Acentejo (Spain, Canary Islands)
Coordinates: 28°26′N 16°28′W / 28.433°N 16.467°W / 28.433; -16.467Coordinates: 28°26′N 16°28′W / 28.433°N 16.467°W / 28.433; -16.467
Country Spain
Autonomous RegionCanary Islands
ProvinceSanta Cruz de Tenerife
IslandTenerife
Government
 • MayorJosé Fermín Correa Martín (Partido Popular)
Area
 • Total18.36 km2 (7.09 sq mi)
Population
(2013)[2]
 • Total9,069
 • Density490/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+0 (GMT)
ClimateCsa
Websitewww.lavictoriadeacentejo.es

La Victoria de Acentejo is a town and a municipality in the northern part of the island Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain. It is located near the north coast, 2 km southwest of La Matanza de Acentejo, 7 km northeast of La Orotava and 22 km west of the island capital Santa Cruz de Tenerife. The TF-5 motorway passes through the municipality. The population is 9,069 (2013)[2] and the area is 18.36 km².[1]

History[edit]

Before the arrival of the Spaniards, La Acentejo was part of the menceyato (kingdom) of Taoro. The first and the second battles of Acentejo took place in 1494. The Spanish under Alonso Fernández de Lugo suffered a terrible defeat at this first battle, at the place now called La Matanza de Acentejo ("The Slaughter"). The second battle resulted in a victory for the Spaniards, after which the town of La Victoria de Acentejo was founded.

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