Teror

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Teror
Municipality
Calle Real, Teror
Calle Real, Teror
Municipal location in Gran Canaria
Municipal location in Gran Canaria
Teror is located in Province of Las Palmas
Teror
Teror
Location in the province of Las Palmas
Teror is located in Canary Islands
Teror
Teror
Teror (Canary Islands)
Teror is located in Spain, Canary Islands
Teror
Teror
Teror (Spain, 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
CountrySpain
Autonomous RegionCanary Islands
ProvinceLas Palmas
IslandGran Canaria
Government
 • MayorPedro Manuel Rodríguez Pérez (CC)
Area[1]
 • Total25.70 km2 (9.92 sq mi)
Elevation(AMSL)543 m (1,781 ft)
Population (2013)[2]
 • Total12,761
 • Density500/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+0 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (CEST (GMT +1))
Postal code35330
Area code(s)+34 (Spain) + 928 (Las Palmas)
Websitewww.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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