Tinajo (municipality)

Tinajo is a municipality in the western part of the island of Lanzarote in the Province of Las Palmas in the Canary Islands, Spain. The population is 6119 (2018),[3] and the area is 135.28 square kilometres (52.23 sq mi).[1] The municipality is located on the island's northwestern coast and is northwest of the island's capital, Arrecife. The main town in the municipality is Tinajo.

Tinajo
Former desalination lagoon in Tinajo
Former desalination lagoon in Tinajo
Flag of Tinajo
Flag
Coat of arms of Tinajo
Coat of arms
Municipal location in Lanzarote
Municipal location in Lanzarote
Tinajo is located in Province of Las Palmas
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Tinajo
Location in the province of Las Palmas
Tinajo is located in Canary Islands
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Tinajo (Canary Islands)
Tinajo is located in Spain, Canary Islands
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Tinajo (Spain, Canary Islands)
Coordinates: 29°4′N 13°40′W / 29.067°N 13.667°W / 29.067; -13.667Coordinates: 29°4′N 13°40′W / 29.067°N 13.667°W / 29.067; -13.667
Country Spain
Autonomous community Canary Islands
ProvinceLas Palmas
IslandLanzarote
Government
 • MayorJesús Casimiro Machín Duque (CC)
Area
 • Total135.28 km2 (52.23 sq mi)
Population
 (2018)[2]
 • Total6,119
 • Density45/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC±0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (WEST)
Postal code
35530
Websitetinajo.es

Historical populationEdit

YearPop.±% p.a.
1996 3,755—    
2000 4,373+3.88%
2005 5,258+3.75%
YearPop.±% p.a.
2010 5,655+1.47%
2015 5,824+0.59%
2018 6,119+1.66%
Source: Centro de Datos, Cabildo de Lanzarote[3]

SettlementsEdit

The following settlements are located within the municipality of Tinajo:

Sites of interestEdit

The Timanfaya National Park (created in 1974) covers the southwestern part of the municipality and is where most of its volcanoes are located. The park features volcanoes and rugged lands. The rest of the park is in the municipality of Yaiza.

The chapel of Our Lady of Dolours (Virgen de los Dolores), the patron saint of the island of Lanzarote, is located in Mancha Blanca, within the municipality of Tinajo.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Instituto Canario de Estadística, area
  2. ^ "Municipal Register of Spain 2018". National Statistics Institute. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Población de derecho de Lanzarote según municipio. Evolución (1996-2019)" [Legal population of Lanzarote by municipality. Evolution (1996-2019)] (in Spanish). Centro de Datos, Cabildo de Lanzarote. Retrieved 2019-07-16.

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