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About Mogan

Mogan is a municipality Spanish located in the province of Las Palmas . It is located southwest of the island of Gran Canaria , in the Canary archipelago .
The municipality of Mogan has an area of 45.50 km2 and a population around 21,000 in January . It is the second largest island. It is situated 22 meters above sea level and reaches the highest levels within the in Sándara Mountain (1583 meters) municipality.
With over 18,000 inhabitants in the municipality, of which about 500 live in the village, Mogan is located in a beautiful valley that extends from the gorge of El Mulato to shore. On the coast is its historic fishing port in the past only means of communication with the rest of the island.

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The head of the municipality lies at an altitude of about 250 meters, and a distance of 93 kilometers from the island’s capital, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria . There are 39.44 miles between Las Palmas and Mogan and 87.6 km by road. The journey time is one hour and 10 minutes approximately 2 . The connection to the road network of the Gran Canarian coastline was the main factor that promoted the replacement of traditional agricultural and fishing economy of the municipality for its current tourist activity concentrated in the port of Mogan. However, agriculture has not been abandoned: traditional crops have been replaced by more profitable, such as tropical fruits for export. Today is the banana, the orange trees, avocado and mango trees describing the four agricultural landscape Mogan. Banana cultivation, despite its decline in recent years, has the highest spatial representation in the municipality, with an area of ​​80 hectares, being located mainly in the beds of ravines and Veneguera and Arguineguin. It follows the cultivation of oranges, avocados and mangoes. The seven most important agricultural areas of the municipality in which the majority of farms are included are: Barranco de Mogan, Barranquillo Andres Soria, Barranco de Arguineguin and Veneguara . Despite his dedication to the cultivation, in recent years the town of Mogan has been a major shift in its economy leaving way to tourism, so that more frequent visits are made to the beaches that spread along its coast and currently are configured as six tourist developments: Arguineguin – Patalavaca, Anfi del Mar, Puerto Rico – Amadores, Tauro – Playa del Cura, Taurito and Puerto de Mogan. They all include accommodations and restaurants that line avenues and walks with each of the beaches. Mogan is one of the best climate of all the Canary Islands. Few places in the country have so many sunny days. The coat of the mountains makes Mogan temperatures are very stable throughout the year, giving it a microclimate with low precipitation and minimum temperature differences. The Mogan permanently sunny weather, determines its aridity within the municipality. This same climate on the coast, makes the town, one of the ideal places for the recovery of rheumatic patients or similar ailments, according to the World Health Organization. Los Frailes Beach, Middle Beach and Sandy Almud Tiritaña, virgin territory part of the town which preserves 4 . The natural environment of both the coast and inland town makes an ideal place to practice activities such as climbing, mountain biking, hiking, bungee jumping, canyoning, diving, kite surfing and paddle kayaks in May . In addition, any of the boats that leave from Puerto Rico, Pasito Blanco, Puerto Mogan, Anfi del Mar and also from the capital, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, you can cruise the coast and know the riches of the Atlantic Ocean in June . The village of Mogan is stop for those heading to or coming from, neighboring town of La Aldea de San Nicolás . Mogan celebrates San Antonio de Padua on June 13, Chico, and Grande first Sunday in August, with a procession in which all the payments the municipality. At the end of a song is made ​​great tradition: the Birds singing. The feast of St. Anthony the Great was born as a promise to a plague of locusts that ravaged crops. The preservation of traditional heritage is very important for Moganeros, and manifests, among other activities, which makes the folk group The Mogan, with dance troupe, as well as municipal schools Crafts and Folklore. Among the festivals celebrated in Mogan include those dedicated to San Antonio, El Chico and El Grande. The first coincides with the festival calendar (June 13) of San Antonio de Padua, who is the patron of the town, and highlights their pilgrimage, featuring a sample from every corner of this vast municipality and the procession of San Antonio, culminating with the traditional and ancient Song of the Birds. The margins of the road up from the coast to the town of Mogan include coffee makers, irons, fruits and even tables and chairs three feet high, like a land of giants, they were, but are not otherwise that emotional transported in allegorical floats in the procession of San Antonio, whose best examples have left neighbors, year after year, in a conspicuous place on the route. The Feast of San Antonio El Grande is due to a promise made ​​to a plague of locusts that plagued Mogan. Tradition, maintained throughout nearly seven decades, carried celebrate a religious holiday on the first Sunday of August. In Arguineguin and Puerto de Mogan are highly relevant parties del Carmen, where locals stroll boat image of the Virgin of each other point of the coastal geography of the area, followed by a crowd of boats festooned in procession to occasion 7 . Mogan Pueblo, is located 12 kilometers from the coast. The church, the wind mill museum, cafes and restaurants offering traditional Canarian food, make an interesting Mogan for those looking for something beyond the tourist resorts. Its rocky landscape and lush vegetation provides great geological value and attracts attention for walkers and visitors in general. The most characteristic symbol of the town of Mogan is the huge Molino Quemado become an attractive museum for visitors in August . Hidden content