Santa María de Guía de Gran Canaria

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Santa María de Guía de Gran Canaria
municipality
View of La Atalaya
View of La Atalaya
Location of the municipality in Gran Canaria
Location of the municipality in Gran Canaria
Santa María de Guía de Gran Canaria is located in Canary Islands
Santa María de Guía de Gran Canaria
Santa María de Guía de Gran Canaria
Location in the Canary Islands
Coordinates: 28°8′20″N 15°37′58″W / 28.13889°N 15.63278°W / 28.13889; -15.63278Coordinates: 28°8′20″N 15°37′58″W / 28.13889°N 15.63278°W / 28.13889; -15.63278
Country Spain
Autonomous Community Canary Islands
Province Las Palmas
Island Gran Canaria
Government
 • Mayor Pedro Manuel Rodríguez Pérez (CC)
Area[1]
 • Total 42.59 km2 (16.44 sq mi)
Elevation(AMSL) 180 m (590 ft)
Population (2013)[2]
 • Total 13,811
 • Density 320/km2 (840/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (GMT +1) (UTC+1)
Postal code 35459
Area code(s) +34 (Spain) + 928 (Las Palmas)
Website www.santamariadeguia.es

Santa María de Guía de Gran Canaria is a town and a municipality in Las Palmas province of the Canary Islands. It is located on the north side of Gran Canaria island. Its population is 13,811 (2013),[2] and the area is 42.59 km2 (16.44 sq mi).[1]

The town Santa María de Guía is situated in a valley 2 km (1 mi) from the coast, 19 km (12 mi) west of Las Palmas. The municipality stretches from the coast into the mountainous interior of the island. The GC-2 motorway passes north of the town.

Population[edit]

Year Population
1991 12,383
1996 13,117
2001 13,893
2002 14,171
2003 14,255
2004 14,107
2013 13,811

Heritage sites[edit]

The caves of Valerón, also called cenobio de Valerón, is a property of cultural interest in the "archaeological site" category. It is the largest pre-Hispanic collective granary. Its size is representative of Gran Canaria agriculture, unique among the Canaries islands in that it was traditionally dominated by plantations, with much of these being grains, rather than by stock-breeding.[3]

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Notes and references[edit]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Instituto Canario de Estadística, area
  2. ^ a b Instituto Canario de Estadística, population
  3. ^ Cenobio de Valeron, section "El yacimiento arqueologico". On arqueologiacanaria.com.

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