Tazacorte

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Tazacorte
The port of Tazacorte
The port of Tazacorte
Flag of Tazacorte
Flag
Coat of arms of Tazacorte
Coat of arms
Location in La Palma
Location in La Palma
Tazacorte is located in Canary Islands
Tazacorte
Tazacorte
Location in the Canary Islands
Tazacorte is located in Spain, Canary Islands
Tazacorte
Tazacorte
Tazacorte (Spain, Canary Islands)
Coordinates: 28°38′30″N 17°56′0″W / 28.64167°N 17.93333°W / 28.64167; -17.93333Coordinates: 28°38′30″N 17°56′0″W / 28.64167°N 17.93333°W / 28.64167; -17.93333
CountrySpain
Autonomous communityCanary Islands
ProvinceSanta Cruz de Tenerife
IslandLa Palma
Area
 • Total11.37 km2 (4.39 sq mi)
Elevation
132 m (433 ft)
Population
(2013)[2]
 • Total4,911
 • Density430/km2 (1,100/sq mi)

Tazacorte is a town and a municipality on the island of La Palma, Province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain. It is situated near the coast, in the western part of the island. The population of the municipality is 4,911 (2013)[2] and the area is 11.37 km².[1] The average elevation is 60 m. Tazacorte is 2 km southwest of Los Llanos de Aridane and 17 km west of the island capital Santa Cruz de La Palma. The inhabitants are known as Bagañetes.

Farmlands, producing almost exclusively bananas, occupy as much as 85% of the land area of Tazacorte. The widespread use, and occasional continued misuse, of insecticides has led to significant concern, as cancer rates for residents is higher than national statistics.[3]

Historical population[edit]

Year Population
1991 6,502
1996 6,909
2001 5,062
2002 6,108
2003 6,107
2004 5,797
2013 4,911

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Instituto Canario de Estadística, area
  2. ^ a b Instituto Canario de Estadística Archived 2014-04-18 at the Wayback Machine., population
  3. ^ G. López-Abente; M. Pollán; N. Aragonés; B. Pérez Gómez; V. Hernández Barrera; V. Lope; B. Suárez. "Situación del cáncer en España: incidencia" (in Spanish). Centro Nacional de Epidemiología.