Tenerife


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Tenerife

a Spanish island in the Atlantic, off the NW coast of Africa: the largest of the Canary Islands; volcanic and mountainous; tourism and agriculture. Capital: Santa Cruz. Pop.: 778 071 (2002 est.). Area: 2058 sq. km (795 sq. miles)

Tenerife

 

a volcanic island in the Atlantic Ocean that forms one of the Canary Islands; possession of Spain. Population, more than 500,000 (1970). The island covers an area of 1,946 sq km and is composed primarily of basalts. Its highest elevation is Pico de Teide, a volcano reaching 3,718 m. The climate is tropical, and there are evergreen shrubs and forests. Tropical farming includes the cultivation of bananas, citrus fruits, tobacco, and grapes. There is also fishing. The major city is Santa Cruz de Tenerife. The island has climatic health resorts.

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Our home for the trip is the hotel HOMIVA Jardin Caleta and it's here where we are welcomed by Gregor Zielhardt, from Tenerife Top Training centre, who will put us through our paces over the coming days.
Origins: The volcanic development of the eastern Canary Island started more than 20m years ago but the oldest mountain ranges of Tenerife arose from the Atlantic much later (about 8 to 12m years ago).
Emily spent four days in intensive care in Tenerife and a further week in hospital recovering.
Pedro Rodriguez Zaragoza, president of the Port Authority of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, explained 'It is a great honour, and we are absolutely delighted to have this trade fair in Tenerife for the first time in the Atlantic Islands.
As we continue to strengthen our relationship with Palladium Hotel Group, we look forward to introducing the Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife to the Canary Islands.
I'm sure Tenerife will be hugely popular with travellers.
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Her daughter Sarah said: "Mum retired a number of years ago and was fully enjoying her retirement travelling between Tenerife and France where she spent time visiting her daughter and grandchildren, and her other daughter in Norfolk.
Spanish airline Iberia yesterday began offering a weekly non-stop service between Tenerife and Paris.
BARCELONA v A BILBAO Sky Sports 2, 7pm SEVILLE v TENERIFE Sky Sports 4, 9pm SKY SPORTS viewers should set their alarms for seven o'clock this evening so they don't miss another chance to watch the beautiful Barcelona in action, writes Mark Langdon.