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The town at morning light
Popular University. Puerto del Rosario (Fuerteventura)
Bell tower of Santo Domingo de Guzmán church

Puerto del Rosario is a Canarian municipality in the northern portion of the island of Fuerteventura in the Las Palmas province in the Canary Islands. Puerto del Rosario is also the capital of the island of Fuerteventura since 1835. The population is 28,357 (ISTAC, 2003), with a density of 39.43/km² which is expected to reach 100/km². The area is 289.95 km². It is located on the main highway linking north to Puerto del Rosario and southwest to Tuineje, as well as Betancuria. The main industries are agriculture and tourism. Its main highways include FV1 linking to the west coast including Antigua and Ajuy and the FV2 linking to its airport to the south and the road north to La Oliva. The Atlantic Ocean is to the west and east, the mountains are in the central part. Farmlands along with barren lands dominate the rest of the municipality, especially along the coastline.

The capital has gridded streets and the western part are aligned with street names that are named after Spanish places and the Canary Islands while about 2 km west are named after famous people, the northcentral part are named after places or countries, the northern part are numbered odd and even, other street names are mixed. Residential areas dominate entirely in the west and to the north while some businesses, supermarkets and hotels are to the south and within major roads. Since the 1990s, Puerto del Rosario has a ring road of the by-pass to the west. The beach and its port lies to the east. Barren lands including a desert-like sandy landscape surrounds Puerto del Rosario.

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Geography

  • Location:
    • Latitude: 28.5 (28°30') N
    • Longitude: 13.8667 (13°52') W
  • Altitude:
    • Lowest: Atlantic Ocean
    • Centre: 16 m
    • Highest: central part
  • Postal code: 35600

Other

Puerto del Rosario has schools, lyceums, a few gymnasia, a few churches, beaches, a post office, parks and a squares (plaza).

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Coordinates: 28°30′0″N 13°52′0″W / 28.5°N 13.866667°W / 28.5; -13.866667

See also

North: La Oliva
West: Atlantic Ocean
Puerto del Rosario East: Atlantic Ocean
Southwest: Betancuria South: Antigua
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