Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

Canary Islands, Tenerife, Spain

Tenerife is one of the Canary Islands, Spain, located in the Atlantic Ocean opposite the northwestern coast of Africa. It is the most populated island of Spain, with a land area of 2,034.38 km² (785 sq mi) and 904,713 inhabitants, 43% of the total population of the Canary Islands. The capital of the island is Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

The island created volcanically, building up from the ocean floor 20–50 million years ago.

The Mount Teide rises as the highest elevation of Spain, the highest of the islands of the Atlantic Ocean, and the third-largest volcano in the world. The peak of Teide is at 3,718 metres (12,198 feet) above sea level and more than 7,500 metres (24,606 feet) above the ocean floor.

The city of San Cristóbal de la Laguna and Teide National Park were added to the UNESCO World Heritage sites list.

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