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Calle Real, Teror
Calle Real, Teror
Municipal location in Gran Canaria
Municipal location in Gran Canaria
Teror is located in Canary Islands
Location in the Canary Islands
Coordinates: 28°3′32″N 15°32′51″W / 28.05889°N 15.54750°W / 28.05889; -15.54750Coordinates: 28°3′32″N 15°32′51″W / 28.05889°N 15.54750°W / 28.05889; -15.54750
Country Spain
Autonomous Region Canary Islands
Province Las Palmas
Island Gran Canaria
 • Mayor Pedro Manuel Rodríguez Pérez (CC)
 • Total 25.70 km2 (9.92 sq mi)
Elevation(AMSL) 543 m (1,781 ft)
Population (2013)[2]
 • Total 12,761
 • Density 500/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (GMT +1) (UTC+1)
Postal code 35330
Area code(s) +34 (Spain) + 928 (Las Palmas)
Website www.teror.es

Teror is a town and a municipality in the northern part of the island of Gran Canaria in the Province of Las Palmas in the Canary Islands. Its population is 12,671 (2013),[2] and the area is 25.70 km².[1] Teror is situated in the mountains, 14 km southwest of Las Palmas city. September 8 is the local festivity celebrating Virgen del Pino (virgin of the pine, patron of the Gran Canaria).

Teror has a well preserved old town centre, which is under monument protection. There is a basilica, the quiet Virgin of the Pine Square in front of it, and neatly fronted buildings along the picturesque Calle Real de la Plaza street. After shepherds witnessed a Marian apparition nearby on 8 September 1481, Teror became the most important pilgrimage destination of the Canary Island - and thereby also a rather rich little town. White houses with wooden balconies are typical of the town.

Mineral water is an important product of Teror. There's a weekly market (mercadillo) on Sundays.

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