San Bartolomé de Tirajana (first part Spanish meaning Saint Bartholomew) is a Canarian municipality in the southeastern portion of the island of Gran Canaria in the Las Palmas province in the Canary Islands. San Bartolomé de Tirajana is the largest municipality in area on the island as well as the Canary Islands almost covering between a quarter and one-third of the whole island of Gran Canaria and more than 5 to 6% of the archipelago. The capital is situated in "La Caldera de Las Tirajanas". The population is 45,559 (ISTAC, 2003), its density is 136.76/km² and the area is 333.13 km². The elevation is about 600 m. Much of the population live within the Atlantic coastline. San Bartolomé de Tirajana is situated in the mountains and the valley area that is mainly covered with greens and forests. Barren land dominates the north, especially in the mountain areas, while farmlands and urban areas and the Atlantic Ocean lie to the south. San Bartolomé de Tirajana is located S of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, SSW Telde and NE of Puerto Rico and is accessed with the GC1 superhighway. The main industries are business, agriculture and tourism. San Bartolomé de Tirajana is part of the tourist area of the southern part of the island.
It is located on the leeward portion of the island. Humid winds cover the northeast in the summer months. Precipitation is lower than the northern part of the island and temperatures are slightly higher than the north all year round.
San Bartolomé de Tirajana has schools, lyceums, a few gymnasia, churches, a post office and squares (plaza).