Moya, Las Palmas

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Moya
Municipal location in Gran Canaria
Municipal location in Gran Canaria
Moya is located in Province of Las Palmas
Moya
Moya
Location in the province of Las Palmas
Moya is located in Canary Islands
Moya
Moya
Moya (Canary Islands)
Moya is located in Spain, Canary Islands
Moya
Moya
Moya (Spain, Canary Islands)
Coordinates: 28°6′40″N 15°35′0″W / 28.11111°N 15.58333°W / 28.11111; -15.58333Coordinates: 28°6′40″N 15°35′0″W / 28.11111°N 15.58333°W / 28.11111; -15.58333
CountrySpain
Autonomous RegionCanary Islands
ProvinceLas Palmas
IslandGran Canaria
Area
 • Total31.87 km2 (12.31 sq mi)
Population
(2013)[2]
 • Total7,977
 • Density250/km2 (650/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+0 (GMT)

Moya is a town and a municipality in the northern part of the island of Gran Canaria in the Province of Las Palmas in the Canary Islands. Its population is 7,977 (2013),[2] and the area is 31.87 km².[1]

The town Moya is situated in the mountains, 4 km from the coast and 15 km west of Las Palmas. The GC-2 motorway passes through the northern part of the municipality.

Historical population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1991 8,007—    
1996 8,663+8.2%
2001 8,137−6.1%
2002 8,435+3.7%
YearPop.±%
2003 8,307−1.5%
2004 7,845−5.6%
2013 7,977+1.7%

History and information[edit]

The northern part of Gran Canaria was covered in forests during the Spanish conquest of the 15th century. All that's left today are two redoubts, the Finca de Osorio in Teror and the Tilos de Moya. Here, the native chief, Doramas, took refuge after attacking the Castilian conquerors, giving the name Selva de Doramas or "Doramas' Wood". These days, there are old caserios (country-houses) between hills and cliffs with its medicinal waters.[3] The town area is surrounded by huge volcanic valleys and is well known for its Neo-Romanesque church. This impressive structure dates back to the first half of the 20th century. Moya is the birthplace of the Spanish poet Tomás Morales Castellano.[4]

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