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Coat of arms of Pájara
Coat of arms
Location in Fuerteventura
Location in Fuerteventura
Pájara is located in Canary Islands
Location in Canary Islands
Coordinates: 28°21′4″N 14°6′27″W / 28.35111°N 14.10750°W / 28.35111; -14.10750Coordinates: 28°21′4″N 14°6′27″W / 28.35111°N 14.10750°W / 28.35111; -14.10750
Country Spain
Autonomous Community Canary Islands
Province Las Palmas
Island Fuerteventura
 • Mayor Rafael Perdomo Betancor (PSC-PSOE)
 • Total 383.52 km2 (148.08 sq mi)
Elevation(AMSL) 196 m (643 ft)
Population (2013)[2]
 • Total 20,931
 • Density 55/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (GMT +1) (UTC+1)
Postal code 35628
Area code(s) +34 (Spain) + 928 (Las Palmas)
Website www.pajara.es

Pájara is a town and a municipality in the southwestern portion of the island of Fuerteventura in the Province of Las Palmas in the Canary Islands. Its population is 20,931 (2013),[2] and the area is 383.52 km².[1] Pájara is both the southernmost and the westernmost municipality on the island. Pájara is also the largest municipality on the island. The largest towns in the municipality of Pájara are Morro Jable and Costa Calma, both situated on the coast. The small port Ajuy is situated in the north of the municipality, near Betancuria. The Jandía peninsula is part of the municipality.

The church of Nuestra Señora de Regla in Pájara town has interesting sculptures of sun pattern, snakes, panther and birds above the main entrance. It is thought by some specialists to show Aztec influence.[3]


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