Agaete is a municipality of Las Palmas province, on the Canary Islands, Spain.

Agaete
Puerto de las Nieves (Port of the Snows)
Puerto de las Nieves
(Port of the Snows)
Flag of Agaete
Official seal of Agaete
Nickname(s): 
culeto
Agaete municipality in Gran Canaria
Agaete municipality in Gran Canaria
Agaete is located in Province of Las Palmas
Agaete
Agaete
Location in the province of Las Palmas
Agaete is located in Canary Islands
Agaete
Agaete
Agaete (Canary Islands)
Agaete is located in Spain, Canary Islands
Agaete
Agaete
Agaete (Spain, Canary Islands)
Coordinates: 28°6′N 15°42′W / 28.100°N 15.700°W / 28.100; -15.700Coordinates: 28°6′N 15°42′W / 28.100°N 15.700°W / 28.100; -15.700
Country Spain
Autonomous RegionCanary Islands
ProvinceLas Palmas
IslandGran Canaria
Government
Area
 • Total45.50 km2 (17.57 sq mi)
Elevation
43 m (141 ft)
Population
 (2018)[2]
 • Total5,573
 • Density120/km2 (320/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+0 (GMT)
ClimateBWh
WebsiteAyuntamiento de Agaete

GeographyEdit

It is in the north-west of Gran Canaria island, and is enclosed by the Atlantic Ocean to the west, Gáldar to the north-east, and Artenara to the south. Agaete's area is 45.50 km2 (17.57 sq mi)[1] with a population of 5,796 (2003).[3]

TourismEdit

The port of Agaete, Puerto de las Nieves, used to be the preferred place to get a view of El Dedo de Dios, a natural monument on the coastline, before the latter was destroyed during tropical storm Delta in November 2005. The port is a common end point for day tours from more touristic areas of the island.

ArchaeologyEdit

El Maipes necropolis is on the outskirts of the town, in the south-east near the football ground.

GalleryEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Instituto Canario de Estadística, area
  2. ^ Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.
  3. ^ Instituto Canario de Estadística Archived April 23, 2014, at the Wayback Machine, population

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