Santa Lucía de Tirajana

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Santa Lucía de Tirajana
municipality
Santa Lucía church
Santa Lucía church
Flag of Santa Lucía de Tirajana
Flag
Coat of arms of Santa Lucía de Tirajana
Coat of arms
Location of the municipality in Gran Canaria
Location of the municipality in Gran Canaria
Santa Lucía de Tirajana is located in Canary Islands
Santa Lucía de Tirajana
Santa Lucía de Tirajana
Location in the Canary Islands
Coordinates: 27°54′44″N 15°32′27″W / 27.91222°N 15.54083°W / 27.91222; -15.54083Coordinates: 27°54′44″N 15°32′27″W / 27.91222°N 15.54083°W / 27.91222; -15.54083
Country Spain
Region Macaronesia
Autonomous Community Canary Islands
Province Las Palmas
Island Gran Canaria
Government
 • Mayor Dunia González Vega (NC)
Area[1]
 • Total 61.56 km2 (23.77 sq mi)
Elevation(AMSL) 680 m (2,230 ft)
Population (2013)[2]
 • Total 68,506
 • Density 1,100/km2 (2,900/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (GMT +1) (UTC+1)
Postal code 35110
Area code(s) +34 (Spain) + 928 (Las Palmas)
Website santaluciagc.com

Santa Lucía de Tirajana is a town and a Spanish municipality in the south-eastern part of the island of Gran Canaria, in the Province of Las Palmas, in the Canary Islands.

Geography[edit]

The town of Santa Lucía de Tirajana is situated in the mountains, 27 km (17 mi) south-west of Las Palmas. Its population is 68,506 (2013),[2] and the area is 61.56 km2 (23.77 sq mi).[1]

The municipality includes the larger towns Cruce de Sardina, El Doctoral and Vecindario, located near the coast.

The GC-1 passes through the south-eastern part of the municipality.

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Population[edit]

Year Population
1991 33,059
1996 40,127
2001 47,652
2002 49,902
2003 52,684
2004 53,820
2013 68,506

Heritage sites[edit]

La Fortaleza
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The archaeological site La Fortaleza is listed as a Property of cultural interest.

There are nine water mills dating from the 19th century, built on the Riego de la Zarcilla river. Most of them kept working up to the 1970s. Since then, many fell into disrepair. Ownership may be public or private. On the municipality, the two mills of El Valle (olive oil for one and gofio[note 1] for the other) were declared properties of cultural interest in 2003. D. Benjamín González Araña, who owns the olive oil mill, had its restoration completed in 2004. The council of Gran Canaria had the gofio mill repaired in 2003.[3]

See also[edit]






Gallery[edit]

Iglesia Santa Lucía de Tirajana[edit]

Public art[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Gofio is roasted maize meal often stirred into coffee.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Instituto Canario de Estadística, area
  2. ^ a b Instituto Canario de Estadística, population
  3. ^ (Spanish) José Mercado Soria, Antonio Toledo de León and Juan Manuel Febles Suárez, arquitectos; Jordi Noguera López, diseñador industrial. Rehabilitación del Molino de Gofio en El Valle y del Sendero de los Molinos en El Riego de la Heredad de La Zarcilla (Santa Lucía de Tirajana) ("Rehabilitation of the gofio mill in El Valle and of the Mills path in the Riego de la Heredad of La Zarcilla river"). In Boletín de Patrimonio Histórico, 2004, nr. 2, pp. 32-36.

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