Mogán

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Mogán
municipality
Mogán port
Mogán port
Flag of Mogán
Flag
Coat of arms of Mogán
Coat of arms
Municipal location in Gran Canaria
Municipal location in Gran Canaria
Mogán is located in Canary Islands
Mogán
Mogán
Location in the Canary Islands
Coordinates: 27°53′1″N 15°43′24″W / 27.88361°N 15.72333°W / 27.88361; -15.72333Coordinates: 27°53′1″N 15°43′24″W / 27.88361°N 15.72333°W / 27.88361; -15.72333
Country Spain
Autonomous Region Canary Islands
Province Las Palmas
Island Gran Canaria
Government
 • Mayor Francisco González (PP)
Area[1]
 • Total 172.44 km2 (66.58 sq mi)
Elevation(AMSL) 253 m (830 ft)
Population (2013)[2]
 • Total 21,782
 • Density 130/km2 (330/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (GMT +1) (UTC+1)
Postal code 35140
Area code(s) +34 (Spain) + 928 (Las Palmas)
Website www.mogan.es

Mogán is a town and a Spanish municipality in the southwestern part of the island of Gran Canaria, which is one of the three main islands making up the Province of Las Palmas in the Canary Islands, Spain. Its population is 21,782 (2013),[2] and the area is 172.44 km².[1]

Geography[edit]

Mogán is the second largest municipality by area on the island. It includes the fishing towns of Puerto de Mogán and Arguineguín. Much of the population lives on the Atlantic coastline. The town of Mogán is about 8 kilometres from the coast, 11 km north of Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria and 40 km south-west of Las Palmas. The GC-1 motorway passes through the south of the municipality. There is a string of tourist resorts along the coast.

The main settlements are:

Population[edit]

Year Population
1991 8,688
1996 10,398
2001 12,444
2002 15,935
2003 15,932
2004 15,176
2013 21,782

Heritage sites[edit]

Archaeology[edit]

Three sites on the municipality grounds are listed Property of cultural interest in the "archaeological zone" category:[3]

The Cats' ravine (cañada de los Gatos or Lomo los Gatos) is located at the mouth of the Mogan ravine that opens onto Mogan beach.[4][5][note 1]
The valley of the Sea (cañada de la Mar) was also declared Property of cultural interest as archaeological zone, in 2005.[6]
Veneguera's "Cogolla" (La Cogolla de Veneguera) is in the upper part of the Veneguera ravine in the north-west of the municipality.[7][8]

Ethnology[edit]

Mogan's windmill ("molino quemado de Mogán" is listed since 2002 as Heritage site in the category "ethnological site".[9]

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ This uTube video shows the Mogan's ravine (1'02 - 1'11) where the Cat's' ravine archaeological site is located.

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