Tinajo (municipality)

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Former desalination lagoon in Tinajo
Former desalination lagoon in Tinajo
Flag of Tinajo
Coat of arms of Tinajo
Coat of arms
Location in Lanzarote
Location in Lanzarote
Tinajo is located in Canary Islands
Located in Canary Islands
Coordinates: 29°4′N 13°40′W / 29.067°N 13.667°W / 29.067; -13.667Coordinates: 29°4′N 13°40′W / 29.067°N 13.667°W / 29.067; -13.667
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Canary Islands
Province Las Piñas
Island Lanzarote
 • Mayor Juan Pedro Hernández Rodríguez (CC)
 • Total 135.28 km2 (52.23 sq mi)
Population (2013)[2]
 • Total 5,783
 • Density 43/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone WET (UTC±0)
 • Summer (DST) WEST (UTC+1)
Postal code 35530
Website Official website

Tinajo is a municipality in the western part of the island of Lanzarote in the Province of Las Palmas in the Canary Islands, Spain. The population is 5,783 (2013),[2] and the area is 135.28 km².[1] It is located near the north coast, northwest of the island capital Arrecife. The main town in the municipality is Tinajo.

Historical population[edit]

Year Population
2001 4,670
2002 4,964
2003 5,066
2013 5,783


Sites of interest[edit]

The Timanfaya National Park (created in 1974) covers the southwestern part of the municipality and is where most of its mountains are located. The park features volcanic mountains and rugged lands. The rest of the park is in Yaiza municipality.

In Mancha Blanca is the chapel of the Virgin of Sorrows (Virgen de los Dolores), the patron saint of the island of Lanzarote.

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