Breña Baja (Spanish for Lower Breña) is located on the
east-southeastern part of the island of La Palma in the province of
Santa Cruz de Tenerife of the Canary Islands. The seat of the
municipality is located near the centre of the municipality named
San José. Villa de Mazo is linked with a main highway encircling
every part of the island and is located south of the capital Santa
Cruz de la Palma.
The population is 4,355 (INE, 2005), its density is 294.79/km² and the area
||Santa Cruz de Tenerife
(71.17 km² in 2003)
about 1,800 m
|Length of coastline:
||28.61667/28°37' N lat.
17.75/17°45' W long.
||Jaime Sicilia Hernández
is 14.2 km²/1,420 8ha. The elevation is 300 m. Breña Baja offers a
panoramic view of La Gomera to the southeast.
The coastline and the valley areas are made up of farmlands, while the
mountainous areas are forested or grassy to the central and the northern parts
but much of the area are deforested. Mountains dominate the coastline. Its main
industry are agriculture which produces wine fishery and also tourism which
became the most popular industry to this day. At the coast is La Palma's second
largest resort Los Cancajos. There are no sites of interest throughout the
La Palma's airport which is also Santa Cruz de La Palma Airport, La Palma
Airport or Mazo Airport is located southeast of Breña Baja with a runway facing
the east of the farmlands.
The population data are as of 2005:
- San Antonio (1,128 persons)
- San José (1,042 persons)
- La Polvacera (672 persons)
- Los Cancajos (467 persons)
- Las Ledas (321 persons)
- El Socorro (309 persons)
- La Montaña (257 persons)
- El Fuerte (159 persons)