Municipal location in Gran Canaria
|Autonomous Region||Canary Islands|
|• Total||15.77 km2 (6.09 sq mi)|
|Elevation||500 m (1,600 ft)|
|• Density||480/km2 (1,200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+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), and its area is 15.77 km². 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.
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.
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