|Autonomous region:||Canary Islands|
|Province:||Santa Cruz de Tenerife|
|Area:||11.37 km², some reads 11.27 km²|
|Length of coastline||8.8 km|
valley area (northern part)
|Location:||28.61667/28°37' N lat.
17.91667/17°55' W long.
|Name of inhabitants:||Bagañete|
Tazacorte is a municipality situated on the western coast of the island of La Palma. La Palma forms part of the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, which is in the Canary Islands. Tazacorte is connected to both of the major roadways on the island, that which encircles the island as well as a road that crosses the island roughly at its center.
The population of Tazacorte is 5,797 (ISTAC, 2004), its density is 514.37/km² and the area is 11.27 km²/1,127 ha. The average elevation is 60 m. The inhabitants are known as Bagañetes.
Farmlands, producing almost exclusively bananas, occupy as much as 85% of the land area of Tazacorte. The widespread use, and occasional continued misuse, of insecticides has led to significant concern, as cancer rates for residents is higher than national statistics.
The postcode is 38770.
While the population seems to be slowly decreasing, the 27% decrease in recorded population between 1996 and 2001 is as unlikely as the 20% increase in population in the year between 2001 and 2002 (see values in above table). Recordkeeping by the local government is the most likely explanation.
Tazacorte has one school, a lyceum, a gymnasium, two churches, a small beach, a small port, a post office and a few squares plazas.
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- G. López-Abente; M. Pollán, N. Aragonés, B. Pérez Gómez, V. Hernández Barrera, V. Lope, B. Suárez. "Situación del cáncer en España: incidencia" (in Spanish). Centro Nacional de Epidemiología.
|West: Atlantic Ocean||Tazacorte||East: Los Llanos de Aridane|
|South: Los Llanos de Aridane|