Tegueste, Santa Cruz de Tenerife

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Tegueste
Municipality
Tegueste (Tenerife).jpg
Flag of Tegueste
Flag
Coat of arms of Tegueste
Coat of arms
Municipal location in Tenerife
Municipal location in Tenerife
Tegueste is located in Province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Tegueste
Tegueste
Location in Province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Tegueste is located in Canary Islands
Tegueste
Tegueste
Tegueste (Canary Islands)
Tegueste is located in Spain, Canary Islands
Tegueste
Tegueste
Tegueste (Spain, Canary Islands)
Coordinates: 28°31′N 16°20′W / 28.517°N 16.333°W / 28.517; -16.333Coordinates: 28°31′N 16°20′W / 28.517°N 16.333°W / 28.517; -16.333
Country  Spain
Autonomous Region Canary Islands
Province Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Island Tenerife
Area[1]
 • Total 10.20 sq mi (26.41 km2)
Elevation 1,280 ft (390 m)
Population (2013)[2]
 • Total 11,078
 • Density 1,100/sq mi (420/km2)
Time zone UTC+1 (GMT)
Climate Csb
Website www.tegueste.org

Tegueste is a town and a municipality of the northeastern part of the island of Tenerife in the Santa Cruz de Tenerife province, on the Canary Islands, Spain. It is completely surrounded by the municipality of San Cristóbal de La Laguna. The town Tegueste is located 4 km northwest of San Cristóbal de La Laguna and 11 km northwest of the island capital Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Tegueste became independent from San Cristóbal de La Laguna in the 17th century.

Currently, it is thought that the place name Tegueste is related to Thagaste, a city in northern Africa where Saint Augustine of Hippo was born and a center of Berber culture.[3][4]

Historical population[edit]

Year Population
1991 8,027
1996 8,558
2001 9,417
2002 9,816
2003 9,948
2004 10,165
2013 11,078

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