Firgas

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Firgas
Municipal location in Gran Canaria
Municipal location in Gran Canaria
Firgas is located in Province of Las Palmas
Firgas
Firgas
Location in the province of Las Palmas
Firgas is located in Canary Islands
Firgas
Firgas
Firgas (Canary Islands)
Firgas is located in Spain, Canary Islands
Firgas
Firgas
Firgas (Spain, Canary Islands)
Coordinates: 28°6′20″N 15°33′50″W / 28.10556°N 15.56389°W / 28.10556; -15.56389Coordinates: 28°6′20″N 15°33′50″W / 28.10556°N 15.56389°W / 28.10556; -15.56389
CountrySpain
Autonomous RegionCanary Islands
ProvinceLas Palmas
IslandGran Canaria
Area
 • Total15.77 km2 (6.09 sq mi)
Elevation
500 m (1,600 ft)
Population
 (2018)[2]
 • Total7,491
 • Density480/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+0 (GMT)

Firgas 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 7,628 (2013),[3] and its area is 15.77 km².[1] Firgas was founded in 1488, and it is situated in the mountains, 13 km west of Las Palmas. The town, which is located in a green and rural zone, is also known as the balcony of the Atlantic, as it provides good views of the northern coast of the island. Bottled water is produced in the town.

Historical population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1991 5,735—    
1996 6,526+13.8%
2001 6,865+5.2%
2002 6,927+0.9%
YearPop.±%
2003 7,023+1.4%
2004 7,060+0.5%
2013 7,628+8.0%
View from the San Roque town square.
San Roque town square in Firgas.

The town[edit]

The central square, which has a church and town hall, is called San Roque. Important attractions are the different squares, and the Paseo de Gran Canaria, where a 30-meter-high (98 ft) waterfall, as well as relief models of the different islands have been laid out.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Instituto Canario de Estadística, area
  2. ^ "Municipal Register of Spain 2018". National Statistics Institute. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  3. ^ Instituto Canario de Estadística Archived 2014-04-22 at the Wayback Machine, population

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