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Tenerife(both: tĕn`ərĭf, tĕnərēf`, Span. tānārē`fā), island (1990 pop. 770,627), 795 sq mi (2,059 sq km), in the Atlantic off NW Africa, the largest of the Canary IslandsCanary Islands,
Span. Islas Canarias, group of seven islands (2011 pop. 2,082,655), 2,875 sq mi (7,445 sq km), autonomous community of Spain, in the Atlantic Ocean off Western Sahara. They constitute two provinces of Spain. Santa Cruz de Tenerife (2011 pop.
..... Click the link for more information. , Spain. A scenic island, it is dominated by Mt. Teide, a snowcapped volcanic peak (12,198 ft/3,718 m). Agriculture and tourism are the island's economic mainstays. Santa Cruz, capital of Santa Cruz de Tenerife prov., is on the island.
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