The World of Info

LA GOMERA
Population

Popular destinations SPAIN

AndalusiaCataloniaCosta blanca
Costa bravaCosta del solEl hierro
FormenteraFuerteventuraGran canaria
IbizaLa gomeraLa palma
LanzaroteMallorcaMenorca
Tenerife

Population

Approximately 1.5 million people live on all the Canary Islands together. La Gomera had around 25,000 inhabitants a few decades ago, but that number has since fallen sharply to around 21,000. (2017)

Of these, around 9,000 live in the capital San Sebastián de la Gomera. Hermigua is the second largest town on the island with around 1,800 inhabitants. On average, about 45 Gomeros live per km2.

Many inhabitants of La Gomera have emigrated to Venezuela in the course of time.

Sources

Canarische Eilanden
Van Reemst

Evers, K. / Canarische eilanden : Tenerife, La Gomera, El Hierro, La Palma, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote
Gottmer,

Leibl, M. / Gomera & Hierro
Van Reemst

Lipps, S. / La Gomera
ANWB

Lipps, S. / Wandelgids La Gomera en El Hierro
ANWB

Murphy, P. / Canarische eilanden
Kosmos-Z&K

Renouf, N. / Canarische eilanden
Kosmos-Z&K

Rokebrand, R. / Reishandboek Tenerife
Elmar

Schulze, D. / La Gomera
Deltas

Simonis, D. / Tenerife & La Gomera
Kosmos-Z&K

Williams, C. / Tenerife, including La Gomera
Rough Guides

CIA - World Factbook

BBC - Country Profiles

Last updated December 2022
Copyright: Team The World of Info