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Arona

Description of Arona

Arona is a Canarian municipality located south of the island of Tenerife. It has an area of 81,79 km² ansd its municipal capital is placed at 610 m. above sea level.

Arona offers a very interesting architectural landscape. There are multiple examples of popular architecture, being an important cultural focus.

The parish church has some images made by popular artists, like one of Our Lady of the Conception, by Francisco García Medina (1739) and a naïf carving of Saint Joseph. The most venerated image that of the Christ of the Health, a work of Canarian school. The main altarpiece, a workk of local woodcarving, was brought from the monastery of Saint Francis, in Adeje.

Arona's most populated and economically important areas are Valle de San Lorenzo, with an export-oriented agricultural activity, and above all the coast zone. The tourist areas (Playa de Las Américas, Los Cristianos, Costa del Silencio - Ten-Bel,...) have dramatically transformed the coast, with the harbour of Los Cristianos being the boarding point to the nearby island of La Gomera.

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Symbols of Arona

Flag

The flag of Arona is made up of three horizontal stripes of the same width, the upper red, the central green and the lower one blue.

The red appears in the arms and refers to the many volcanic cones; the green is the color of the almácigo tree, represented in the arms, and it also recalls the importance of the agricultural production; the blue represents the sea and the wide coastal platform.

Approved:
Order of 17 Jul 1998 (BOC of 19 Aug).

Coat of Arms

The Coat of Arms of Arona are per pale. First, gules, a crozier or tied with a ribbon argent. Second, or, an almacigo tree sinople. Ensigned with royal crown, closed.

The crozier is the symbol of Saint Anthony the Abbot, Arona's patron saint; the almacigo is a tree very typical of the municipality, where a big specimen existed in the past.

Approved:
Order of 25 Nov 1986 (BOC of 28 Nov).


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