Puntagorda

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Puntagorda
Municipality
La Palma municipio Puntagorda.svg
Puntagorda is located in Canary Islands
Puntagorda
Puntagorda
Location in Canary Islands
Coordinates: 28°46′30″N 17°58′40″W / 28.77500°N 17.97778°W / 28.77500; -17.97778Coordinates: 28°46′30″N 17°58′40″W / 28.77500°N 17.97778°W / 28.77500; -17.97778
Country Spain
Autonomous community Canary Islands
Province Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Island La Palma
Area[1]
 • Total 31.10 km2 (12.01 sq mi)
Elevation 722 m (2,369 ft)
Population (2013)[2]
 • Total 2,057
 • Density 66/km2 (170/sq mi)
Website www.puntagorda.es

Puntagorda is a village and a municipality in the northwestern part of the island of La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain. It is situated 23 km northwest of Santa Cruz de la Palma. The municipality consists of a number of small villages, total population 2,057 (2013[2]). The area is 31.10 km².[1] The elevation of the village is around 700 m. The elevation of the municipality ranges from sea level to over 2000 m.

Farmlands dominate the middle altitudes around the village, mainly smallholdings and orange and avocado orchards. Above the village are the vineyards producing the local Traviesa wine which won a Spanish national gold medal in 2004. Further up the slopes of the Caldera de Taburiente are forests of Canary Island pine. The steep cliffs of the coastline are a protected area of outstanding natural beauty. There is access to a small seawater pool via 460 steps. Puntagorda is well known for its almond trees which blossom in January and February. The festival of the flowering almonds is held every year at the end of January or beginning of February. There is a farmers market every weekend with fresh local produce in the Mercadillo.

Historical population[edit]

Year Population
1991 1,802
1996 1,798
2001 1,675
2002 1,823
2003 1,789
2004 1,708
2005 1,795
2006 1,962
2007 1,974
2008 1,955
2009 2,108
2013 2,057

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