Instituto Nacional de Estadística (Spain)
The National Statistics Institute is the official agency in Spain that collects statistics about demography and Spanish society. It is an autonomous organization in Spain responsible for overall coordination of statistical services of the General State Administration in monitoring and supervision of technical procedures; every 10 years, this organisation conducts a national census. The last census took place in 2011. Through the official website one can follow all the updates of different fields of study; the oldest statistics agency of Spain and the predecessor of the current agency was the General Statistics Commission of the Kingdom, created on November 3, 1856 during the reign of Isabella II. The so-then Prime Minister Narváez approved a decree creating this body and ordering that people with recognized ability in this matter were part of it. On May 1, 1861, the Commission change its name to General Statistics Board and their first work was to do a population census. By a decree of September 12, 1870, Prime Minister Serrano created the Geographic Institute and in 1873 this Institute change its name to Geographic and Statistic Institute assuming the competences of the General Statistics Board.
In 1890, the titularity of the agency was transferred from the Prime Minister's Office to the Ministry of Development. Between 1921 and 1939, change its name many times. In the same way, the agency was transferred from a ministry to another, passing through the Deputy Prime Minister's Office, the Ministry of the Presidency and the Ministry of Labour; the National Statistics Institute was created following the Law of December 31, 1945, published in the BOE of January 3, 1946, with a mission to develop and refine the demographic and social statistics existing, creating new statistics and coordination with the statistical offices of provincial and municipal areas. At the end of 1964 the first computer was installed at the INE, it was a first-generation IBM 1401, for which a team was formed consisting of four statistics faculty and ten technicians. In the four years following it was possible that said. INE Website
Agaete is a municipality of Las Palmas province, on the Canary Islands, Spain. It is in the north-west of Gran Canaria island, is enclosed by the Atlantic Ocean to the west, Gáldar to the north-east, Artenara to the south. Agaete's area is 45.50 km2 with a population of 5,796. The port of Agaete, Puerto de las Nieves, used to be the preferred place to get a view of El Dedo de Dios, a natural monument on the coastline, before the latter was destroyed during tropical storm Delta in November 2005; the port is a common end point for day tours from more touristic areas of the island. El Maipes necropolis is in the south-east near the football ground. List of municipalities in Las Palmas Ayuntamiento de Agaete Photos of Agaete, including Puerto de Las Nieves and the valley, "El Valle"
The Canary Islands is a Spanish archipelago and the southernmost autonomous community of Spain located in the Atlantic Ocean, 100 kilometres west of Morocco at the closest point. The Canary Islands, which are known informally as the Canaries, are among the outermost regions of the European Union proper, it is one of the eight regions with special consideration of historical nationality recognized as such by the Spanish Government. The Canary Islands belong to the African Plate like the Spanish cities of Ceuta and Melilla, the two on the African mainland; the seven main islands are Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro. The archipelago includes much smaller islands and islets: La Graciosa, Isla de Lobos, Montaña Clara, Roque del Oeste and Roque del Este, it includes a series of adjacent roques. In ancient times, the island chain was referred to as "the Fortunate Isles"; the Canary Islands are the most southerly region of Spain and the largest and most populated archipelago of the Macaronesia region.
The Canary Islands have been considered a bridge between four continents: Africa, North America, South America and Europe. The archipelago's beaches and important natural attractions Maspalomas in Gran Canaria and Teide National Park and Mount Teide in Tenerife, make it a major tourist destination with over 12 million visitors per year Tenerife, Gran Canaria and Lanzarote; the islands have a subtropical climate, with moderately warm winters. The precipitation levels and the level of maritime moderation vary depending on location and elevation. Green areas as well as desert exist on the archipelago. Due to their location above the temperature inversion layer, the high mountains of these islands are ideal for astronomical observation. For this reason, two professional observatories, Teide Observatory on the island of Tenerife and Roque de los Muchachos Observatory on the island of La Palma, have been built on the islands. In 1927, the Province of Canary Islands was split into two provinces; the autonomous community of the Canary Islands was established in 1982.
Its capital is shared by the cities of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, which in turn are the capitals of the provinces of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Las Palmas. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria has been the largest city in the Canaries since 1768, except for a brief period in the 1910s. Between the 1833 territorial division of Spain and 1927 Santa Cruz de Tenerife was the sole capital of the Canary Islands. In 1927 a decree ordered; the third largest city of the Canary Islands is San Cristóbal de La Laguna on Tenerife. This city is home to the Consejo Consultivo de Canarias, the supreme consultative body of the Canary Islands. During the time of the Spanish Empire, the Canaries were the main stopover for Spanish galleons on their way to the Americas, which came south to catch the prevailing northeasterly trade winds; the name Islas Canarias is derived from the Latin name Canariae Insulae, meaning "Islands of the Dogs", a name, applied only to Gran Canaria. According to the historian Pliny the Elder, the Mauretanian king Juba II named the island Canaria because it contained "vast multitudes of dogs of large size".
Alternatively, it is said that the original inhabitants of the island, used to worship dogs, mummified them and treated dogs as holy animals. The ancient Greeks knew about a people, living far to the west, who are the "dog-headed ones", who worshipped dogs on an island; some hypothesize that the Canary Islands dog-worship and the ancient Egyptian cult of the dog-headed god, Anubis are connected but there is no explanation given as to which one was first. Other theories speculate that the name comes from the Nukkari Berber tribe living in the Moroccan Atlas, named in Roman sources as Canarii, though Pliny again mentions the relation of this term with dogs; the connection to dogs is retained in their depiction on the islands' coat-of-arms. It is considered that the aborigines of Gran Canaria called themselves "Canarios", it is possible that after being conquered, this name was used in plural in Spanish, i.e. as to refer to all of the islands as the Canarii-as. What is certain is that the name of the islands does not derive from the canary bird.
Tenerife is the largest and most populous island of the archipelago. Gran Canaria, with 865,070 inhabitants, is both the Canary Islands' second most populous island, the third most populous one in Spain after Majorca; the island of Fuerteventura is the second largest in the archipelago and located 100 km from the African coast. The islands form the Macaronesia ecoregion with the Azores, Cape Verde and the Savage Isles; the Canary Islands is the largest and most populated archipelago of the Macaronesia region. The archipelago consists of seven large and several smaller islands, all of which are volcanic in origin. According to the position of the islands with respect to the north-east trade winds, the climate can be mild and wet or dry. Several native species form laurisilva forests; as a consequence, the individual islands in the Canary archipelago tend to have distinct microclimates. Those islands such as El Hierro, La Palma and La Gomera lying to the west of the archipelago have a climate, influenced by the m
Firgas is a town and a municipality in the northern part of the island of Gran Canaria in the Province of Las Palmas in the Canary Islands. Its population is 7,628, the area is 15.77 km². The town was founded in 1488; the town Firgas is situated in 13 km west of Las Palmas. The town, in a green and rural zone, is known as the balcony of the Atlantic, for its good view of the northern coast of the island. Bottled water is produced in the town; the central square, which has a church and town hall, is called San Roque. Important attractions are the different squares, the Paseo the Gran Canaria, where a 30 meter high waterfall has been laid out, as well as relief models of the different islands. List of municipalities in Las Palmas www.firgas.es/
Santa Brígida, Las Palmas
Santa Brígida is a town and a municipality in the northeastern part of the island of Gran Canaria in the Province of Las Palmas of the Canary Islands. Its population is 18,791, the area is 23.81 km². It is situated in 13 km southwest of Las Palmas. Bandama Caldera, part of the Tafira Protected Landscape; this volcanic caldera reaches 569 m above sea level at the highest point on its rim, Pico de Bandama, is about 1,000 m wide and 200 m deep. The steep walk to the bottom of the caldera takes about half an hour. Volcanic ash of different hues is in great abundance, there are some interesting botanic species of Canary Islands origin. Archaeological sites in Santa Brígida. In the valley of La Angostura and Las Meleguinas one can find numerous traces of Aboriginal Canarians that have prompted the declaration of the area as a Cultural, as groups of caves carved into rock, silos or sidewalks. In the archaeological site of El Tope, discovered on 16 July 1988, where you can see remnants that suggest the existence of an aboriginal burial mound, as well as ceramics and curious pintaderas.
It has been discovered some vessels. In the same area in the wall of the volcano is the Cueva de Los Frailes, a set of 37 caves discovered in 1933. Santa Brígida Santa Brígida Santa Brígida List of municipalities in Las Palmas
Agüimes is a Spanish town and municipality in the eastern part of the island of Gran Canaria in the Las Palmas province in the Canary Islands. Agüimes is situated 5 km from the coast, 26 km south of the island capital Las Palmas; the GC-1 motorway passes east of the town. The population is 30,214, the area is 79.28 km². The elevation is 275 m; the major growth of the last few years has been the creation of a huge industrial estate on flat land once covered by tomato plantations. This has brought new jobs and industries into the area and has spurred the development of a new purpose-built port, due to open in 2007; the district was not at one time a major tourist destination, but after the careful restoration of the old town, this has become the best example of a traditional Canarian hill town. The streets of the old town exude a gentle, timeless atmosphere, the positioned street statues and sculptures add a series of surprises to a visit to the old town; the local plan for'rural tourism' has led to the development of other small visitor centres on the district, the biggest of, in the Guayadeque ravine.
This area has many cave houses dating back hundreds of years, a complete village excavated into the hillside, still occupied today, with its own cave chapel, cave bar and cave restaurants. The Temisas Astronomical Observatory, on Montaña de Arriba near Temisas, is a popular visitor attraction, offering regular events related to astronomy. Sporting activities are very important in the area, with its windsurfing and scuba diving recognized as "world class". One round of the annual Professional Windsurfers Association windsurfing tour is held at the international windsurfing centre at Pozo Izquierdo every year, the whole of the coast in this area can provide challenging conditions at any time of the year; the main area for scuba diving in Gran Canaria is in the area known as the'El Cabrón' marine reserve, next to the town of Arinaga. The diving in this area includes caves, arches and volcanic reefs where an wide range of sub-tropical marine species can be found, from tiny seahorses up to rays and angel sharks.
In the centre of the town, the large, domed Church of San Sebastián in Plaza Nuestra Señora del Rosario is a noted example of Canarian Neoclassical architecture. Construction of the church started in 1796 and it was only completed in 1940. Twenty-three kilometres south-west of Agüimes on the south coast of the island there stands a full-scale replica of the San Sebastián Church, it was erected in 2014 by the hotelier Eustasio López González, who originated from Agüimes, as part of a luxury hotel complex, the Lopesan Costa Meloneras Hotel in Maspalomas. The hotel consists of buildings designed in a Canarian Spanish Colonial Revival style to recreate the historic environment of Agüimes, including a copy of the church; the Agüimes municipality's territory is rich in historical sites, among which the El Maipés necropolis in Agaete is a well-known site. The caves and granaries of the Audience site in Temisas and the caves and hillocks in Avila have been declared Sites of cultural interest in 2016.
List of municipalities in Las Palmas Agüimes.es Website of the local council Patinegro Local environmental action group Patinegro
Arucas, Las Palmas
Arucas is a municipality in the northern part of the island of Gran Canaria, province of Las Palmas, Canary Islands. Arucas is 9 km west of Las Palmas city, its population is 36,852, the area is 33.01 km2. The GC-2 motorway passes north of the town; the Church of San Juan Bautista is the leading architectural and social monument in the municipality. It was built in Arucas stone by local master masons, it dates from 1909. Apart from the wealth of the carved stone columns and column heads, there are some beautiful stained glass windows, the works of Canary Island painter Cristobal Hernandez de Quintana, an extraordinary carving of the Reclining Christ, by Manuel Ramos. To the north is the Montaña de Arucas, thought to be the area where courageous Doramas the Guanche leader was killed in 1481 by Pedro de Vera in the Battle of Arucas. Arucas is known for the production of rum. Arucas was rebuilt in 1480 after being destroyed in 1478. Since the 15th century, the main crop of the Arucas area was sugar cane.
Rum was produced here long. One of the main features of modern-day Arucas is its rum factory. Arucas boomed with the demand for cochinilla in the second half of the 19th century. List of municipalities in Las Palmas English version of Arucas tourism site