Santa Cruz de La Palma

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Santa Cruz de la Palma
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Santa Cruz de la Palma is locatit in Canary Islands
Santa Cruz de la Palma
Santa Cruz de la Palma
Location in the Canary Islands
Coordinates: 28°41′N 17°46′W / 28.683°N 17.767°W / 28.683; -17.767
Kintra  Spain
Autonomous commonty  Canary Islands
Province Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Island La Palma
Foondit 3 Mey 1493
Govrenment
 • Alcalde Sergio Carlos Matos Castro (Partido Socialista Obrero Español (PSOE))
Aurie
 • Total 43.38 km2 (16.75 sq mi)
Elevation 4 m (13 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Tot 17,132
 • Density 390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Santacrucero,ra
Time zone WET
 • Simmer (DST) WEST (UTC)
Postal code 38700
Offeecial leid(s) Spainyie
Wabsteid Offeecial wabsteid

Santa Cruz de la Palma (Spaingie: Holy Cross o La Palma) is locatit on the eastren pairt o the island o La Palma in the province o Santa Cruz de Tenerife o the Canary Islands. Santa Cruz de la Palma is the seicont lairgest ceety (efter Los Llanos de Aridane) an is the caipital o the island. Santa Cruz de La Palma is linkit wi a main heich-gate encirclin ivery pairt o the island an is locatit north o the La Palma Airport. It is locatit alang a auld lava flow comin oot frae the Caldereta (smaw caldera) a volcano locatit juist sooth o the ceety.

The population o the municipality is 17,265 (2001 census), its population densitie is 398/km² an the aurie is 43.38 km². Aroond 15,000 fowk live athin the ceety limits, wi the remainin population residin in ither dounsets. The ceety is locatit at sea level an the heichest elevation is aroond 1,800 m.

Subdiveesions[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Ceety neebourheids:
    • La Luz
    • San Telmo
    • San Sebastián
    • El Puente
    • Benahoare
    • La Alameda
    • La Calle Real
    • El Pilar
    • El Marquito
  • Dounsets:
    • Velhoco
    • Las Nieves
    • La Dehesa
    • La Encarnación
    • El Planto
    • El Carmen
    • Mirca

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

View o Santa Cruz de la Palma

The ceety wis foondit bi Alonso Fernández de Lugo on 3 Mey 1493. It wis locatit atween a river which is situatit bi a cave namit Tedote (nou Cueva de Carías, locatit north o the ceety). The ceety, oreeginally cried Villa del Apurón, servit as a port that connectit routes tae the Americas, exportin guids frae the island such as succarcane. The ceety wis sackit bi pirates an wis later reconstructit an fortifee'd against futur pirate attacks. Famous fortifications include the Castillo de Santa Catalina an Castillo de la Virgen. The economic creesis that affectit the agricultur sector brocht the greatest loss o population in the ceety's history, which limitit its expansion an caused the population tae stabilize an drop tae 11,000. The population did no approach its oreeginal 18,000 again for the next hunder years.

Laund uise an tourism[eedit | eedit soorce]

The coastline an the glen auries are made up o fermlands, the remainin auries aroond Santa Cruz de la Palma an the east central core are urban areas especially hotels, apairtments, an colorful homes uphill northwast.

Santa Cruz de la Palma haes the anerly major port in the island, servin ferry routes tae Cadiz in Spain, as well as tae Tenerife, Los Cristianos an Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Las Palmas on Gran Canaria an Arrecife. The main ferry operators in the port are Naviera Armas an Fred. Olsen Express, an mony cruise line firms visit the port.

Historical population[eedit | eedit soorce]

Year Population Chynge Density
Late-19t century aroond 18,000 - -
1900 11,000 - -
1991 17,205 - -
1996 17,265 - -
2001 17,265 - 401.51/km²
2002 18,228 - -
2003 18,201 - 216.26/km²
2004 17,857 - 399.40/km²

The 1996 population plungit slowly an frae 1996 tae 2001 read unchyngit but buimit again but a little faster but frae the 2002 tae the 2004 census, the population slichtly fell.

Ither[eedit | eedit soorce]

Santa Cruz de La Palma haes schuils, a few lyceums, a gymnasium, kirks, a smaw beach, a smaw port, a post office an a few squares plazas.

Notable residents[eedit | eedit soorce]

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Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

North: Puntallana
Wast: El Paso Santa Cruz de la Palma East: Atlantic Ocean
Sooth: Breña Alta