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Municipality of Valsequillo de Gran Canaria
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Autonomous region: Canary Islands
Canary Islands
The Canary Islands , also known as the Canaries , is a Spanish archipelago located just off the northwest coast of mainland Africa, 100 km west of the border between Morocco and the Western Sahara. The Canaries are a Spanish autonomous community and an outermost region of the European Union...

Province: Las Palmas
Las Palmas (province)
The Province of Las Palmas is a province of Spain, consisting of the eastern part of the autonomous community of the Canary Islands.-Composition:...

Island: Gran Canaria
Gran Canaria
Gran Canaria is the second most populous island of the Canary Islands, with a population of 838,397 which constitutes approximately 40% of the population of the archipelago...

Area
Area
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39.15 km²
some reads 38.43 km²
Population
Population
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8,498 (2004)
Population density
Population density
Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. It is frequently applied to living organisms, and particularly to humans...

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221.13/km²
Elevation
Elevation
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Lowest:
Centre:
Highest:

eastern part
558 m
southwestern part
Location
Geographic coordinate system
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27.8667/27°58' N lat.
15.5/15°30' W long.
Municipal code: E-35031
Car designation: GC until 2001


Valsequillo de Gran Canaria is a Canarian municipality in the eastern portion of the island of Gran Canaria
Gran Canaria
Gran Canaria is the second most populous island of the Canary Islands, with a population of 838,397 which constitutes approximately 40% of the population of the archipelago...

 in the Las Palmas
Las Palmas (province)
The Province of Las Palmas is a province of Spain, consisting of the eastern part of the autonomous community of the Canary Islands.-Composition:...

 province in the Canary Islands
Canary Islands
The Canary Islands , also known as the Canaries , is a Spanish archipelago located just off the northwest coast of mainland Africa, 100 km west of the border between Morocco and the Western Sahara. The Canaries are a Spanish autonomous community and an outermost region of the European Union...

. The population is 8,381 (ISTAC, 2003), its density is 214.07/km² and the area is 39.15 km². Valsequillo is situated in a mountain setting. Valsequillo is located southwest of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and west of Telde and is on a road linking it to the capital as well as Telde, Vega de San Mateo and the northwestern part of Gran Canaria. The main industries are agriculture and tourism. Besides visiting the church of San Miguel tourists can also find in the narrow streets of Valsequillo several sculptures representing quotidian moments. Farmland is situated in the valleys, while the mountains cover most of Valsequillo.

Geography

  • Location:
    • Latitude: 28.01 (28°1') N
    • Longitude: 15.55 (15°33') W
  • Altitude:
    • Lowest: eastern part
    • Centre: 558 m
    • Highest: southwestern part

Historical population

Year Population Density
1991 6.374 162,8/km²
1996 7.796 199,1/km²
1998 7.710 196,9/km²
1999 7.905 201,9/km²
2000 8.049 205,6/km²
2001 8.139 207,9/km²
2002 8.311 212,3/km²
2003 8.381 214,1/km²
2004 8.498 217,1/km²
2005 8.659 221,2/km²
2006 8.583 219,2/km²

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Other


Valsequillo has schools, lyceums, a few gymnasia, churches, a post office and squares (plaza).

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See also






North: Santa Brígida
Santa Brígida, Las Palmas
Villa de Santa Brígida is a Canarian municipality in the northeastern portion of the island of Gran Canaria in the Province of Las Palmas of the Canary Islands. The suburbs of Las Palmas. The population is 18,817 , its density is 790.3/km² and the area is 23.81 km²...

Northeast: Telde
Telde, Las Palmas
Telde is a municipality in the eastern on the island of Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain. The suburb of Las Palmas city. It is the second most populated municipality on the island, with a population of 100,015...

West: Vega de San Mateo
Vega de San Mateo, Las Palmas
Vega de San Mateo Vega de San Mateo Vega de San Mateo (latter part Spanish meaning Saint Matthew is a Canarian municipality in the eastern portion of the island of Gran Canaria in the Las Palmas province in the Canary Islands. The population is 7,617 , its density is 199.66/km² and the area...

Valsequillo East: Telde
South: San Bartolomé de Tirajana
San Bartolomé de Tirajana
San Bartolomé de Tirajana is a Canarian municipality in the southeastern portion of the island of Gran Canaria in the Las Palmas province in the Canary Islands...

Southeast: Ingenio
Ingenio, Las Palmas
Ingenio is a Canarian municipality in the eastern portion of the island of Gran Canaria in the Las Palmas province in the Canary Islands. The population is 26,857 , its density is 692.87/km² and the area is 38.15 km²....