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Valverde
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Autonomous region: Canary Islands
Province: Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Island: El Hierro
Area: 103.64 km², some reads 11.27 km²
Population: 4,737 (2001)
Population density: 55.93/km²
Elevation:
Lowest:
Centre:
Highest:

Atlantic Ocean
570 m
western part
Postal code: E-38900
Location: 28.8/28°48' N lat.
17.91667/17°55' W long.
Car designation: TF

Valverde (Spanish meaning "green valley") is a municipality in the Canary Islands in the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. It is located on the north-east part of El Hierro (the rest of the island being the municipality of La Frontera). The town of the same name serves as the island's official capital. It is both the smallest Canarian capital and, at an altitude of 571m, the only one not located by the sea. The town's airport and seaport are both several km away on the island's east coast.

The municipality's population is 5,797 (ISTAC, 2003), its density is 55.93/km² and the area is 103.64 km².

Pastureland and smallholdings dominate the central plateau area with pine and cloud forest at progressively higher elevations. The coastal areas and lower slopes are arid and mainly left to unimproved scrub and sparse grassland. Volcanism is prominent, with several cinder cones and areas of lava flow to be seen.

The postcode is E-38900.

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Historical population

Year Population Change Density
2001 4,227 - 40.65/km²
2002 4,643 - -
2003 4,727 - 55.93/km²
Church of Nuestra Señora de la Concepción, Valverde
Charco Azul, Valverde
The Giant Lizard of El Hierro, endemic of this island

Other

Valverde has a few schools, a few lyceums, a gymnasium, churches, a small beach, a small port, a post office and a few squares or plazas.

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See also

North: Atlantic Ocean
West: Frontera Valverde East: Atlantic Ocean
Southwest: Frontera South: Atlantic Ocean

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