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Tenerife, Spain

by WCC on June 11, 2012

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Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands and belongs to Spain. The island is about 80 miles long, up to 50 kilometers wide and covers an area of 2034.38 square kilometers. It is equipped with 906,854 inhabitants, the most populous island in Spain. The capital is Santa Cruz de Tenerife. The locals are Tinerfeños called.

 Tenerife, Spain


Tenerife is a volcanic island. You heard – like all the Canary Islands – topographically to Africa, some 250 kilometers off the coast of Morocco and Western Sahara (Gran Canaria, about 170 km, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote actually only about 100 miles), is about 1,300 km from the southern coast of Spanish mother country away.

Tenerife is now a typical holiday island, consequently, are economic and infrastructure set mainly on tourism. 1,885,350 tourists visited for the first time in England the island. Six years later, 5000 people came in, and in 2001 was 4.8 million. The tourism focuses primarily on the north coast of Puerto de la Cruz and the south in Los Cristianos. In agriculture are potatoes, bananas, tomatoes and wine grown.

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