Teguise (municipality)

Teguise (pronounced [teˈɣise]) is a municipality in the central part of the island of Lanzarote in the Las Palmas province in the Canary Islands. The population is 22,342 (as of 1 January 2019),[3] and the area is 263.98 km².[1] It is located north of Arrecife and south of Haría. The seat of the municipality is the town of Teguise. The municipality also comprises a number of neighbouring islands including Graciosa (with 733 inhabitants in 2019), Alegranza, Roque del Este, Roque del Oeste and Montaña Clara.

Teguise
Flag of Teguise
Flag
Coat of arms of Teguise
Coat of arms
Municipal location in Lanzarote
Municipal location in Lanzarote
Teguise is located in Lanzarote
Teguise
Teguise
Location in Lanzarote
Teguise is located in Province of Las Palmas
Teguise
Teguise
Location in the province of Las Palmas
Teguise is located in Canary Islands
Teguise
Teguise
Location in the Canary Islands
Teguise is located in Spain, Canary Islands
Teguise
Teguise
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 29°3′N 13°34′W / 29.050°N 13.567°W / 29.050; -13.567Coordinates: 29°3′N 13°34′W / 29.050°N 13.567°W / 29.050; -13.567
Country Spain
Autonomous community Canary Islands
ProvinceLas Palmas
Government
 • MayorOswaldo Betancort García (CC)
Area
 • Total263.98 km2 (101.92 sq mi)
Elevation
360 m (1,180 ft)
Population
 (2018)[2]
 • Total22,122
 • Density84/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC±0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (WEST)
WebsiteOfficial website

The artist and architect César Manrique was born in the area. The insect of the island is the cochineal from which carmine, a dye, is extracted.

Historical populationEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±%
2000 12,184—    
2001 12,905+5.9%
2002 13,714+6.3%
2003 14,214+3.6%
2004 14,477+1.9%
2005 15,824+9.3%
2006 16,616+5.0%
2007 17,688+6.5%
2008 18,798+6.3%
2009 19,418+3.3%
2010 20,105+3.5%
2011 20,788+3.4%
2012 21,096+1.5%
2013 21,152+0.3%
2014 21,101−0.2%
2015 21,454+1.7%
2016 21,724+1.3%
2017 21,896+0.8%
2018 22,122+1.0%
Source: INE[3]

SettlementsEdit

  1. ^ a b on the island of La Graciosa

Sites of interestEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Instituto Canario de Estadística, area
  2. ^ Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.
  3. ^ a b "Palmas, Las: Población por municipios y sexo" [Palmas, Las: Population by municipality and gender]. Instituto Nacional de Estadística (in Spanish). Retrieved 2019-03-23.