Santa Cruz de Tenerife


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Santa Cruz de Tenerife

(săn`tə kro͞oz dā tānārē`fā), city (1990 pop. 222,892), capital of Santa Cruz de Tenerife prov., Spain, a port on Tenerife island in the Canary Islands. Vegetables, tobacco, and bananas are exported. The construction of an oil refinery and the development of other industries has diversified the economy. The city's splendid scenery and mild subtropical climate make it a favorite tourist resort.
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Santa Cruz de Tenerife

 

a city and port on the island of Tenerife in the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean; capital of the Spanish province of the same name. Population, 151,400 (1970). Santa Cruz de Tenerife is a fueling station on the transatlantic sea-lanes. It handled more than 16 million tons of cargo in 1971, importing crude oil and exporting bananas, tomatoes, and other agricultural produce. It has an oil refinery. The city is also noted for wine-making.

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Santa Cruz de Tenerife

a port and resort in the W Canary Islands, on NE Tenerife: oil refinery. Pop.: 220 022 (2003 est.)
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Almost 60 gallons per square yard of rain fell on the city in four hours on Sunday, said Pilar Merino Tromboso, the interior ministry representative in Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

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