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Mogán is a municipality in the southwestern corner of the island of Gran Canaria, which is one of the three main islands making up the Spanish province of Las Palmas in the Canary Islands. It includes the fishing towns of Puerto de Mogán and Arguineguin. Mogán is the second largest municipality by area on the island. The population is 15,176 (ISTAC, 2003), its density is 88.17/km² and the area is 172 km².
Much of the population lives on the Atlantic coastline. The terrain consists of mountains and a valley area that are mostly covered with vegetation and forests. Barren land dominates the northern, central and eastern parts, especially in the mountain areas, while farmlands and urban areas lie within 2 to 3 km of the Atlantic Ocean and in the narrow steep sided barrancos, or valleys. The town of Mogán is about 12 kilometres from the coast and north-west of Puerto Rico and is accessed by following the coast road after leaving the GC-1 motorway by its southernmost exit, (58th km interchange or exit 58/59). The main industries are tourism, agriculture and fishing. The tourism industry is located mainly along the coast, which has a string of resorts. Mogàn is part of a larger tourist area in the southern part of the island.