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Teror 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 12,671 (2013), and the area is 25.70 km². Teror is situated in the mountains, 14 km southwest of Las Palmas city. September 8 is the local festivity celebrating Virgen del Pino (virgin of the pine, patron of the Gran Canaria).
Calle Real, Teror
Municipal location in Gran Canaria
|Autonomous Region||Canary Islands|
|• Mayor||Pedro Manuel Rodríguez Pérez (CC)|
|• Total||25.70 km2 (9.92 sq mi)|
|543 m (1,781 ft)|
|• Density||480/km2 (1,300/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+0 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+1 (CEST (GMT +1))|
|Area code(s)||+34 (Spain) + 928 (Las Palmas)|
Teror has a well preserved old town centre, which is under monument protection. There is a basilica, the quiet Virgin of the Pine Square in front of it, and neatly fronted buildings along the picturesque Calle Real de la Plaza street. After shepherds witnessed a Marian apparition nearby on 8 September 1481, Teror became the most important pilgrimage destination of the Canary Islands, and, as a result, rather prosperous. White houses with wooden balconies are typical of the town.
Mineral water is an important product of Teror. There's a weekly market (mercadillo) on Sundays.
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