La Victoria de Acentejo

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La Victoria de Acentejo

Municipality

Coat of arms

Municipal location in Tenerife

La Victoria de Acentejo

Location in Canary Islands

Coordinates: 28°26′N 16°28′W / 28.433°N 16.467°W / 28.433; -16.467Coordinates: 28°26′N 16°28′W / 28.433°N 16.467°W / 28.433; -16.467

Country
 Spain

Autonomous Region
Canary Islands

Province
Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Island
Tenerife

Government

 • Mayor
José Fermín Correa Martín (Partido Popular)

Area[1]

 • Total
18.36 km2 (7.09 sq mi)

Population (2013)[2]

 • Total
9,069

 • Density
490/km2 (1,300/sq mi)

Time zone
GMT (UTC+0)

Climate
Csa

Website
www.lavictoriadeacentejo.es

La Victoria de Acentejo is a town and a municipality in the northern part of the island Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain. It is located near the north coast, 2 km southwest of La Matanza de Acentejo, 7 km northeast of La Orotava and 22 km west of the island capital Santa Cruz de Tenerife. The TF-5 motorway passes through the municipality. The population is 9,069 (2013)[2] and the area is 18.36 km².[1]
History[edit]
Before the arrival of the Spaniards, La Acentejo was part of the menceyato (kingdom) of Taoro. The first and the second battles of Acentejo took place in 1494. The Spanish under Alonso Fernández de Lugo suffered a terrible defeat at this first battle, at the place now called La Matanza de Acentejo (“The Slaughter”). The second battle resulted in a victory for the Spaniards, after which the town of La Victoria de Acentejo was founded.
See also[edit]

List of municipalities in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

References[edit]

^ a b Instituto Canario de Estadística, area
^ a b Instituto Canario de Estadística, population

Atlantic Ocean

La Matanza de Acentejo

  La Victoria de Acentejo  

Santa Úrsula

Candelaria

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Icod de los Vinos
La Matanza de Acentejo
La Orotava
Puerto de la Cruz
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San Cristóbal de La Laguna
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