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Adeje
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Statistics
Autonomous region: Canary Islands
Province: Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Island: Tenerife
Area: 105.94 km²
Population: 27,640 (2001)
Population density: 260.91/km²
Elevation:
Lowest:
Centre:
Highest:

Atlantic Ocean m
280 m
about 3,300 m Teide (north)
Location: 28.15/28°9' N lat.
16.7/16°42' W long.

Adeje is a city and municipality in the southwestern part of the island of Tenerife, one of the Canary Islands, and part of the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Adeje is also a growing suburb of Tenerife Sur of South Tenerife and is the westernmost. It is located about 90 km SW of the island's capital, NW of Los Cristianos and Las Américas of Arona and about 10 km north west of Tenerife South Airport.

The population is 41,002 (Instituto Canario de Estadística (ISTAC), 2008), its density is 387.03/km² and the area is 105.94 km². Adeje is linked with and is the westernmost of uncardinaled terminus TF1 superhighway at about the 100th km (and is the second westernmost superhighway terminus in Africa after the Madeira Islands) which first opened within the beginning of the 2000s and a highway to the northern part of the island. Farmlands are in the valley areas while forests and grasslands are situated within mount Teide.

Its economy is based on business, tourism and agriculture; until the 1990s, agriculture was the dominant industry. Adeje is also home to Siam Park, the largest water park in Europe.

The county is also well known for its great night life and laid back atmosphere.

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Communities

Many communities of Adeje are major tourist hot spots. These resorts are connected up by one big pathway. The main communities there are: Costa Adeje, Playa de las Américas and Playa de los Cristianos.

History

A hundred years before the Spanish conquest, this place was the capital Guanche, ruled the island joined the Mencey Tinerfe Sunta and his son, until his sons divided the island into nine menceyatos. It is now one of the most important tourist cities in the Canary Islands.

Adeje, view from Barranco del Infierno

Historical population

Year Population Change
March 1, 1991 - -
May 1, 1996 - -
2003 27,640 -
2004 - -

See also

External links

North: Guía de Isora Northeast: La Orotava
West: Atlantic Ocean Adeje East: Vilaflor
South: Atlantic Ocean and Arona Southeast: Arona
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