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La Aldea de San Nicolás

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Coordinates: 27°54′N 15°46′W / 27.900°N 15.767°W / 27.900; -15.767Coordinates: 27°54′N 15°46′W / 27.900°N 15.767°W / 27.900; -15.767

Autonomous region Canary Islands
Province Las Palmas
Island Gran Canaria
Area
 • Total 123.58 km2 (47.71 sq mi)
Elevation 33 m (108 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Total 8,539
 • Density 69/km2 (180/sq mi)
Zip code 35470


La Aldea de San Nicolás is the westernmost municipality of the island of Gran Canaria in the Las Palmas province of the Canary Islands. Its full name is La Aldea de San Nicolás de Tolentino, but the locals simply call it La Aldea.

The town is situated among forested mountain valleys overlooking the Atlantic, and most families work on the tomato-farms, as well as growing potatoes and other vegetables and fruits, irrigated by artificial lakes that collect winter rain. Tourism is also a significant industry, though not as much as in the South of the island. San Nicolás has schools, lyceums, a few gymnasia, churches, a post office and a main plaza. The main roads are wide enough for overtaking, but the streets are narrow and often impassable.

San Nicolás is the birthplace of Román Rodríguez Rodríguez, President of the Canary Islands from 1999-2003.

Its population is 8,089,[1] its area is 123.58 km², and its elevation is about 33m. San Nicolás is located SW of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, W of Telde, NW of Puerto Rico and SW of Arucas, and is accessed with the major highway linking Las Palmas and Puerto Rico, as well as a coastal road and one running north to Arucas.

Historical population

Year Population Density
1991 7,751 -
1996 8,082 -
2001 7,668 61.83/km²
2002 8,063 -
2003 8,089 65.76/km²
2004 7,988 64.71/km²

Other Municipalities

References

External links

  • Mancomunidaddelnorte.org
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