Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Spain - Tenerife

Here's the last of 3 cards from Tenerife sent to me by my dad in November :) I don't really know, what "Paisaje Lunar", but it's located in Vilaflor in the central part of the island.

Vilaflor (Spanish for "Village of Flowers") is the name of a Spanish municipality and a village in the south central part of the island of Tenerife, one of the Canary Islands, and part of the Santa Cruz de Tenerife (province).

Vilaflor, with an altitude of 1,400 m, is the highest village of Tenerife (though the highest municipality is La Orotava because the summit of Teide, of 3,718 m -highest point of the Islands and the whole Spain-, is within its area).

The population is 1,798 , its density is 151/km² and its area is 33.92 km². Farmlands are in the valley areas while Teide lies to the northeast. Grassland covers the south and the valley areas with forests and within Teide, the forests cover the north central part. The area also features Paisaje Lunar and the mineral springs of Fuente Alta, which can be found at 1400 meters above sea level in a protected nature reserve. The bottled water company Fuentealta derives from this mineral spring.

1 comment:

Elena said...

Hi! My name is Elena. I'm from Gran Canaria (Canary Islands, Spain) and I'm a pencil collector. If you want, we can do an exchange: I can get some postcards here for you, if you get some pencils where you live for me. If you are interested, write me: =)