Breña Alta

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Breña Alta
Municipality
Coat o airms o Breña Alta
Coat o airms
La Palma municipio Breña Alta.svg
Coordinates: 28°38′N 17°46′W / 28.633°N 17.767°W / 28.633; -17.767
Kintra  Spain
Autonomous commonty  Canary Islands
Province  Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Island  La Palma
Aurie[1]
 • Total 30.82 km2 (11.90 sq mi)
Elevation[1] 350 m (1,150 ft)
Population (2009)[2]
 • Tot 7,337
 • Density 240/km2 (620/sq mi)

Breña Alta (Spainyie for Upper Breña) is a municipality on the eastren side o the island o La Palma, in the province o Santa Cruz de Tenerife, in the Canary Islands. The ayuntamiento (municipal office) is in the toun o San Pedro, at 350 m abuin sea-level, an anerly 9 km sooth o the island's caipital Santa Cruz de la Palma . Breña Alta lees on the main heich-gate encirclin the island, juist north o La Palma Airport. Till the 17t century the aurie wis kent as Breña, but wis then dividit intae Breña Alta an Breña Baja.

Breña Alta affers a panoramic view o La Gomera tae the sootheast. The coastline an the valley auries are made up o fermland, while the muntainous auries are forestit, or grassy in the wast whaur hintle the aurie haes been deforestit. The main industry is agricultur. Breña Alta haes a fishin port, a airtificial beach at Bajamar, an a industrial aurie. The municipality is kent for its tobacco production.

Subdiveesions[eedit | eedit soorce]

The municipality haes 13 subdiveesions, or "pairishes" (population figurs frae 2005):

  • Bajamar
  • Botazo (pop: 389)
  • Breña (pop: 509)
  • Buenavista de Abajo (pop: 484)
  • Buenavista de Arriba (pop: 605)
  • La Cuesta (pop: 684)
  • Las Letas (pop: 464)
  • El Llanito (pop: 758)
  • Miranda (pop: 711)
  • San Isidro
  • San Pedro (municipal seat) (pop: 2,434)
  • El Socorro
  • Las Vueltas

Historical population[eedit | eedit soorce]

Year Population Chynge Density
1900 2,589 - -
1910 2,863 +274 -
1920 3,078 +215 -
1930 3,437 +359 -
1940 3,843 +406 -
1950 4,049 +206 -
1960 4,762 +713 -
1970 4,290 -472 -
1981 4,792 +502 -
1990 5,467 +675 -
1991 5,432 -35 -
1996 5,816 +384 188.71/km²
2001 5,715 -101 184.35/km²
2002 6,396 +681 207.53/km²
2003 6,665 +269 216.26/km²
2004 6,847 +182 222.17/km²
2005 7,039 +192 228.39/km²
2006 7,158 +119 232.25/km²
2007 7,184 +26 233.09/km²

Ower the years, the population haes steadily increased, except for a 10% drop atween 1960 an 1970.
The 1991 an 2001 figurs, taken frae the census, are lawer than the surroondin figurs, taken frae municipal records.[3]

Ither[eedit | eedit soorce]

Breña Alta haes schuils, a few lyceums, a gymnasium, kirks, a smaw beach, a smaw port, a post office an a few squares plazas. Thare is a 100 year auld dracaena tree near San Isidro.

See an aw[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "SUPERFICIE, PERÍMETRO Y ALTITUD DE LOS MUNICIPIOS DE CANARIAS" (in Spanish). Instituto Canario de Estadística (ISTAC). 
  2. "Población en Canarias. La Palma. 1-1-2009" (in Spanish). Instituto Canario de Estadística (ISTAC). 
  3. ISTAC "Instituto Canario de Estadistica" (In Spanish). Retrieved 7 October 2008 (See explanation on discussion page)

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

North: Santa Cruz de La Palma
Wast: El Paso Breña Alta East: Atlantic Ocean
Sooth: Breña Baja