Puerto del Rosario: The town hall in the centre of Fuerteventura

Town Hall where the capital of Fuerteventura is: Puerto del Rosario

What to see in the centre of Fuerteventura? The town hall of Puerto del Rosario

Located in the center of Fuerteventura, Island of the famous archipelago of the Canary Islands, the town hall of Puerto del Rosario is divided between several countries, including:

  • Puerto del Rosario, capital of the town hall and capital of the island of Fuerteventura

  • Ampuyenta

  • La Asomada

  • Casillas del Angel

  • Llanos de la Concepciòn

  • La Matilla

  • El matorral

  • Puerto de Lajas

  • Tefía

  • Tesjuate

  • Tetir

  • El Time

  • Los Molinos

The town hall of Puerto del Rosario is a strategic and very important point of the island

Thanks to its central location, easily reachable from the north and from the south of the island, Puerto del Rosario is the most important area of Fuerteventura.

It is a key for the development of the island’s economy, as there are several business and commercial activities, which make up most of the market exchanges of the island.

The city Hall accomodates the international Airport of Fuerteventura, which counts with more than 6 million passengers only in 2017.


What size does the central part of Fuerteventura have?

The town hall of Puerto del Rosario extends for well 290.8 square kilometers, divided between the various countries listed. The surface constitutes 24.5% of the whole island of Fuerteventura

How many inhabitants has Puerto del Rosario?

In 2016, approximately 35,000 inhabitants were registered in all the countries listed

When was the town hall of Puerto del Rosario born?

According to a nineteenth century manuscript, the town hall of La Oliva was founded in 1500 by the Hernández brothers, who resided at Bethancuria, and chose the area to live there during the sowing period.

From the eighteenth century La Oliva converted into the residence of “Los Coroneles”, the maximum political charge of the island of Fuerteventura and large landowners of the same, destined for the production of grain.

At the time the economic activities of the island of Fuerteventura, as of this area were agriculture and fishing.

Starting from the twentieth century, from the 60/70’s the island and the town hall of La Oliva began to transform thanks to the arrival of what has become today the main economic activity: Tourism in Fuerteventura. Thanks to the different hotels and tourist facilities, the North area of Fuerteventura has become one of the main destinations for tourism!

La Oliva: Curiosities on the northern part of the island

-The olive was capital of the island from 1834 until 1956, after Puerto del Rosario was named capital of the island.

-It is part of the province of Las Palmas (Gran Canaria) and is one of the 6 municipalities which constitute the island of Fuerteventura besides:

  • Puerto del Rosario
  • Betancuria
  • Antigua
  • Pajara
  • Tuineje

-Festivities in La Oliva:

  • Las Hogueras de San Juan on June 24th in Vallebròn
  • Nuestra Señora del Carmen on 16 June in Corralejo
  • Nuestra Señora de Candelaria, in February, at La Oliva
  • San martìn de Porres in El Roque
  • Feast of the Three Kings in Tindaya


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