San Bartolomé de Tirajana

San Bartolomé de Tirajana
municipality
San Bartolomé de Tirajana
San Bartolomé de Tirajana
Coat of arms of San Bartolomé de Tirajana
Coat of arms
San Bartolomé de Tirajana in the island of Gran Canaria
San Bartolomé de Tirajana in the island of Gran Canaria
San Bartolomé de Tirajana is located in Canary Islands
San Bartolomé de Tirajana
San Bartolomé de Tirajana
Location in Canary Islands
Coordinates: 27°55′32″N 15°34′21″W / 27°55′32″N 15°34′21″W / 27.92556; -15.57250
Country Spain
Autonomous Community Canary Islands
ProvinceLas Palmas
IslandGran Canaria
Government
 • MayorMarco Aurelio Pérez (PP)
Area[1]
 • Total333.13 km2 (128.62 sq mi)
Population (2013)[2]
 • Total56,698
 • Density170/km2 (440/sq mi)
Time zoneCET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST)CEST (GMT +1) (UTC+1)
Postal code35290
Area code(s)928 & 828
Websitewww.maspalomas.com

San Bartolomé de Tirajana is a village and a Spanish municipality in the south-eastern part of the island of Gran Canaria in the Las Palmas province in the Canary Islands. With an area of 333.13 km2 (128.62 sq mi),[1] San Bartolomé de Tirajana is the largest municipality in area on the island as well as the Canary Islands. The population is 56,698 (2013).[2]

The municipality contains the large beach resorts of Maspalomas, including Playa del Inglés and San Agustín, and the Pilancones natural park. The municipal capital, the village of San Bartolomé de Tirajana is situated in the mountains, 17 km (11 mi) from the coast and 27 km (17 mi) south-west of Las Palmas, at about 900 m (2,953 ft) elevation. Most of the population lives along the Atlantic coastline. The GC-1 motorway passes through the southern part of the municipality, and connects it with Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and the Gran Canaria Airport.

Historical population

Year Population
1991 24,451
1996 35,443
2001 34,515
2002 43,403
2003 45,559
2004 44,115
2013 56,698
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