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The inhabited very large island of Tenerife (local name Isla de Tenerife) is part of (the island group) Canary Islands and is located in the country of Spain, Southern Europe. The distance to the mainland is about 316 km. The nearest (main) land is Marocco and is not the country to which the island belongs. The surface-area of the island is 2034.2 km2 and is therefore 5.4 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the Atlantic Ocean and the total coastal length is about 327.4 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 85 km by 45 km (maximum width). The island is Southwest - Northeast oriented. The highest point is 3718 meter and is named Vulkaan El Teide 3718 meter. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 28.29 (28°1'44.6232), -16.56 (-16°33'24.9552).


The population is 908555 and the population density is thus on 435 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). The capital of the island is Santa Cruz de Tenerife (located in the Northeast of the island). Other places on the island are: San Cristóbal de La Laguna (NNO), Arona (Z). The island is located in the Southwest of the country Spain. It is located in the administrative unit Autonomous Community Canary Islands (local administrative level-name Comunidad autónoma), in the Province Santa Cruz de Tenerife (local administrative level-name Provincia). Direct neighboring islands of Tenerife are (distance from central part island to central part of the neighboring islands):

1) La Gomera Located 71.3 km West of the island.
2) Gran Canaria Located 101.7 km SouthEast of the island.
3) La Palma Located 141.9 km NorthWest of the island.
4) El Hierro Located 157.6 km West of the island.

Note: The information described below is partly subject to change. The island is directly accessible from Western Europe by plane. There is a ferry connection for cars to the mainland. For pedestrians, there is a ferry connection to the mainland also. Far as is known, there are good cycling opportunities on the island.
The source material on the island consists of vulcanic. The land use on the island of Tenerife consists of Sand - Rock 70.5 km2 (4%), wood 403.4 km2 (20%), nature 878 km2 (43%), and agriculture 389.1 km2 (19%), Special is that the island also prevent vineyards (124.9 km2 - 6%).


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