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Tenerife – ES709

EU regions: Spain > Canary Islands > Canarias > Tenerife

map of Tenerife ES709
Gross domestic product
GDP per capita in PPS of EU average202166

More on wikipedia wikidata Q40846 Tenerife slovensky: ES709


number of inhabitants2023948 815
population density2022474.6
old-age dependency ratio202325.5
demographic pyramid ES709 Tenerife

From Wikipedia: Tenerife (; Spanish: [teneˈɾife]) is the largest and most populated island of the seven Canary Islands. It is also the most populated island of Spain, with a land area of 2,034.38 square kilometres (785 sq mi) and 904,713 inhabitants, 43 percent of the total population of the Canary Islands.

Tenerife is the largest and most populous island of Macaronesia.

Approximately five million tourists visit Tenerife each year, the most visited island of the archipelago. It is one of the most important tourist destinations in Spain, hosting one of the world's largest carnivals, the Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

Tenerife is served by two airports, Tenerife-North Airport (site of the Tenerife disaster, which killed 583 people) and Tenerife-South Airport. Tenerife is the economic capital of the Canary Islands.

The capital of the island, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, is also the seat of the island council (cabildo insular). The city is capital of the autonomous community of Canary Islands (shared with Las Palmas de Gran Canaria), sharing governmental institutions such as presidency and ministries. Between the 1833 territorial division of Spain and 1927, Santa Cruz de Tenerife was the sole capital of the Canary Islands. In 1927 the Crown ordered that the capital of the Canary Islands be shared, as it remains at present. Santa Cruz contains the modern Auditorio de Tenerife, the architectural symbol of the Canary Islands.

The island is home to the University of La Laguna; founded in 1792 in San Cristóbal de La Laguna, it is the oldest university in the Canaries.

Other: Canarias, La Gomera, La Palma, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, El Hierro, Tenerife

Suggested citation: Michal Páleník: Europe and its regions in numbers - Tenerife – ES709, IZ Bratislava, retrieved from: https://www.iz.sk/​PES709, ISBN: 978-80-970204-9-1, DOI:10.5281/zenodo.10200164