Fuencaliente de La Palma (or simply Fuencaliente) is a Canarian municipality belonging to the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. It is located in the south of the island of La Palma. The municipal capital is called Los Canarios, although the neighborhood of Las Indias matches it in population. Other minor population centers are Los Quemados, Las Caletas, La Fajana and the hamlet of El Charco.
The name of the municipality comes from a source of medicinal thermal waters (the chronicles of the time say that its waters cured skin diseases) known as the Holy Source that was on the coast of the municipality, near the current Echentive Beach , and that It was buried by the lava of the Fuencaliente volcano (commonly confused with the prehistoric San Antonio volcano ) in the 17th century . In 2007, the Ministry of Public Works of the Government of the Canary Islands in collaboration with the City Council found groundwater at 47 ° C.
The territory of the municipality has been ravaged several times by volcanic eruptions, in fact, the last volcanic eruption occurred in Spain, was that of the Teneguía volcano (1971), which is located in the municipality. The economy of the municipality is based on banana cultivation, tourism, grape growing, and winemaking.
It has an extension of 56.42 km² and a population of 1,745 inhabitants (National Institute of Statistics, January 2014). The altitude of the municipal capital (Los Canarios) is 750 meters above sea level and has a coastline length of 29.18 km.
In 2016 he was evacuated because of one of the largest fires in La Palma.
It was previously a neighborhood of the municipality of Villa de Mazo until it was established as an independent municipality. It comes approximately to correspond with the territory occupied by the pre - Hispanic canton of Abenguareme.
Maximum Temprature: 18 C
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