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Tenerife in the Canary Islands chain.
Tenerife in the Canary Islands chain.

Tenerife, a Spanish island, is the largest of the seven Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Africa. The island's population is 852,945 (2006 census). Image File history File links Flag_of_Tenerife. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Tenerife. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Anthem: Arrorró Capital Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Santa Cruz de Tenerife Official language(s) Spanish Area  â€“ Total  â€“ % of Spain Ranked 13th  7,447 km²  1. ... Anthem: Arrorró Capital Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Santa Cruz de Tenerife Official language(s) Spanish Area  â€“ Total  â€“ % of Spain Ranked 13th  7,447 km²  1. ... A world map showing the continent of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Santa Cruz de Tenerife is the second biggest city in the archipelago, the capital of the island and the head of the cabildo insular (island government); it is also officially co-capital of the autonomous community of the Canary Islands together with Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, with whom it shares governmental institutions such as Presidency, Parliament and ministries. The island is home to La Laguna University founded in 1792. Santa Cruz de Tenerife (2005 population 221,627) is a Spanish city on the island of Tenerife, the largest and most populated of the Canary Islands as stated in the 2005 census. ... Spains fifty provinces (provincias) are grouped into seventeen autonomous communities (comunidades aut nomas), in addition to two African autonomous cities (ciudades aut nomas) (Ceuta and Melilla). ... Anthem: Arrorró Capital Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Santa Cruz de Tenerife Official language(s) Spanish Area  â€“ Total  â€“ % of Spain Ranked 13th  7,447 km²  1. ... Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is a Spanish city, the capital city of Gran Canaria which is one of the Canary Islands, in the Atlantic Ocean, 210 kilometers located off the northwestern coast of Africa. ... The University of La Laguna is situated in San Cristóbal de La Laguna, on the island of Tenerife. ... 1792 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...

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Geography

Satellite montage of Tenerife
Satellite montage of Tenerife

The island is located at 28°19′N, 16°34′W and has a surface area of 2,034 km² (785 sq.mi). Like the rest of the Canary Islands, it is of volcanic origin. The last of the three eruptions that created the island happened about 3.5M years ago, although small murmurs occur. The most recent earthquake of about 4 on the Richter scale was in 2002. The highest point of Spain, Teide (3 717 m), is on this island. The island itself is clearly divided into a very dry southern part and a very humid and green north. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1280x958, 119 KB) Teneriffa from the west side. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1280x958, 119 KB) Teneriffa from the west side. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... For other uses, see Volcano (disambiguation). ... The Richter magnitude test scale (or more correctly local magnitude ML scale) assigns a single number to quantify the size of an earthquake. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Teide (Mount Teide or Pico del Teide) is a volcano and mountain on Tenerife, Canary Islands (28. ... To help compare different orders of magnitude this page lists lengths between 1 km and 10 km (103 and 104 m). ...


The island is part of the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. It includes 31 municipalities: In addition to its seventeen autonomous communities, Spain is divided into fifty provinces. ... Santa Cruz de Tenerife province Santa Cruz de Tenerife is a province of Spain, consisting of the western part of the autonomous community of the Canary Islands. ...

The Orotava Valley in the north
The Orotava Valley in the north
Sea of clouds through the road to Teide
Sea of clouds through the road to Teide

The village Güímar is the site of the mysterious Pyramids of Güímar. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 519 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 519 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 1153 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 1153 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Adeje is a municipality in the southwestern part of the island of Tenerife, one of the Canary Islands, and part of the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. ... Arafo is a municipality of the northeastern part of the island of Tenerife in the Santa Cruz de Tenerife province, on the Canary Islands. ... Arico is the name of a municipality, town, and valley in the southeastern part of the island of Tenerife, one of the Canary Islands, and part of the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. ... The Arona borough is located on the southern part of the island of Tenerife in the Canary Islands. ... Santiago del Teide (Spanish good view of the north (of the island) ) is a municipality in the western part of the island of Tenerife, one of the Canary Islands, and part of the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. ... There are parishes that have the name Candel ria or Candelaria: Candel ria Candel ria, a parish in the district of Madalena Candel ria, a parish in the district of Ponta Delgada Candelaria Candelaria, Quezon, a municipality in the Philippines Candelaria, Colombia, a municipality in Colombia This is a disambiguation... Güímar is the name of a municipality, town, and valley in the eastern part of the Spanish island of Tenerife, one of the Canary Islands, and part of the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. ... Garachico is a municipality in the northwestern part of the island of Tenerife, one of the Canary Islands, and part of the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. ... Granadilla de Abona is a municipality of Tenerife, located in the south of the island, occupying an area of 155 square kilometers. ... La Guancha is a municipality in the north-northwestern part of the island of Tenerife, one of the Canary Islands, and part of the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. ... Guía de Isora is a municipality in the western part of the island of Tenerife, one of the Canary Islands, and part of the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. ... Güímar is the name of a municipality, town, and valley in the eastern part of the Spanish island of Tenerife, one of the Canary Islands, and part of the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. ... This article was Spanish Translation of the Week. ... La Matanza de Acentejo (Spanish meaning Slaughter of Acentejo in which the Spanish won in 1494) is located on the north coast of Tenerife. ... La Orotava is located on the north coast of Tenerife, within the Orotava Valley. ... Puerto de la Cruz is located on the north coast of Tenerife, in the Orotava Valley. ... Los Realejos is a medium-sized town located on the north side of the island of Tenerife (which forms part of the Canary Islands) and part of the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. ... There are places that have the name El Rosario: // In the Canary Islands El Rosario, a municipality in the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife In El Salvador El Rosario, Morazá, a town in the department of Morazán In Mexico El Rosario, Baja California Norte, a community in Baja... San Cristóbal de La Laguna is a municipality of the northern part of the island of Tenerife in the Santa Cruz de Tenerife province, on the Canary Islands. ... San Juan de la Rambla (first part Spanish for Saint John) is a municipality in the northern part of the island of Tenerife, one of the Canary Islands, and part of the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. ... San Miguel de Abona (first part, Spanish for Saint Michael) is the name of a municipality, town, and valley in the southeastern part of the island of Tenerife, one of the Canary Islands, and part of the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. ... Santa Cruz de Tenerife (2005 population 221,627) is a Spanish city on the island of Tenerife, the largest and most populated of the Canary Islands as stated in the 2005 census. ... Santa Úrsula (named after Saint Ursula) is located on the north coast of Tenerife. ... Santiago del Teide (first part Spanish meaning Saint Jacob) is a municipality in the southwestern part of the island of Tenerife, one of the Canary Islands, and part of the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. ... El Sauzal (Spanish meaning Slaughter of Acentejo in which the Spanish won in 1494) is located on the north coast of Tenerife 19 to 20 km E of Puerto de la Cruz, about 20 km SSW of the islands capital, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, NE of Los Cristianos and... Los Silos is a municipality in the northwestern part of the island of Tenerife, one of the Canary Islands, and part of the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. ... Tacoronte is a municipality of Tenerife, located in the north of the island. ... El Tanque is a municipality in the northwestern part of the island of Tenerife, one of the Canary Islands, and part of the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. ... Tegueste is a municipality of the northern part of the island of Tenerife in the Santa Cruz de Tenerife province, on the Canary Islands. ... La Victoria de Acentejo (Spanish meaning Victory of Acentejo in which the Spanish won in 1494) is located on the north coast of Tenerife. ... Vilaflor (Spanish for Village of Flowers) is the name of a municipality and a village in the south central part of the island of Tenerife, one of the Canary Islands, and part of the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. ... Güímar is the name of a municipality, town, and valley in the eastern part of the Spanish island of Tenerife, one of the Canary Islands, and part of the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. ... One of the Pyramids of Güímar The Pyramids of Güímar are situated in the village of Güímar on the east coast of the isle of Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain. ...

Playa de las Américas in December, hence the snowed mountains in the background
Playa de las Américas in December, hence the snowed mountains in the background
Puerto de la Cruz, in the North, also during winter and thus featuring background snowy mountains
Puerto de la Cruz, in the North, also during winter and thus featuring background snowy mountains

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Tourism

Tourism is the most prominent industry in the Canaries and it is one of the major tourist destinations in the World. In 2005, 9,276,963 tourists (excluding those from mainland Spain) came to the Canary Islands. Tenerife had 3,442,787 arrivals that year, excluding the numbers for Spanish tourists which make up an additional 30% of total arrivals. According to last year's Canarian Statistics Centre's (ISTAC) Report on Tourism the greatest number of tourists from any one country come from the United Kingdom, with more than 1,600,000 tourists in 2005. In second place comes Germany followed by Belgium, The Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Italy, France, Austria, Ireland and Switzerland. Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Motto: Je Maintiendrai (Dutch: Ik zal handhaven, English: I Shall Uphold) Anthem: Wilhelmus van Nassouwe Capital Amsterdam1 Largest city Amsterdam Official language(s) Dutch2 Government Parliamentary democracy Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Beatrix  - Prime minister Jan Peter Balkenende Independence Eighty Years War   - Declared July 26, 1581   - Recognised January 30, 1648 (by Spain...

Santa Cruz de Tenerife as seen from San Andres' Industrial Estate
Santa Cruz de Tenerife as seen from San Andres' Industrial Estate

Tourism is more prevalent in the south of the island, which is hotter and drier and has many well developed resorts such as Playa de las Americas and Los Cristianos. More recently coastal development has spread northwards from Playa de las Americas and now encompasses the former small enclave of La Caleta. After the Moratoria act passed by the Canarian Parliament in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, no more hotels should be built on the island unless they are classified as 5 star-quality and comprise different services such as Golf Courses or Congress facilities. This act was passed with the goal of improving the standard of tourism service and promoting environmentally conscious development. Image File history File links SantaCruz1. ... Image File history File links SantaCruz1. ... Santa Cruz de Tenerife (2005 population 221,627) is a Spanish city on the island of Tenerife, the largest and most populated of the Canary Islands as stated in the 2005 census. ... A compass rose with South highlighted South is most commonly a noun, adjective, or adverb indicating direction or geography. ... The Arona borough is located on the southern part of the island of Tenerife in the Canary Islands. ... Los Cristianos is situated in the south of the island of Tenerife just fifteen minutes from the Reine Sofia airport. ... Santa Cruz de Tenerife (2005 population 221,627) is a Spanish city on the island of Tenerife, the largest and most populated of the Canary Islands as stated in the 2005 census. ... This article is about the sport. ...


The area known as Costa Adeje (Las Américas-Los Cristianos) comprises many world-class facilities and leisure opportunities besides sea and sand, such as quality shopping centres, golf courses ( 9 in the island), restaurants, aquaparks, animal parks, and a theatre suitable for musicals or a Congress Hall, all in a very characteristic Las Vegas-like aesthetic. In the more lush and green north of the island the main development for tourism has been in the town of Puerto de la Cruz. The town itself has kept some of its old-harbour town charm mixed with northern European influences. Still, the tourist boom in the 60's changed the outlook of the town, making it cosy and cosmopolitan at the same time, and a favourite for the more mature traveller (notably the German and Spanish tourist). The south end of The Strip; approximately one third of the entire Strip is represented here. ... Puerto de la Cruz is located on the north coast of Tenerife, in the Orotava Valley. ...


Transport

The island of Tenerife is served by Tenerife North Airport (TFN) and Tenerife South Airport (TFS). Los Rodeos Airport (IATA: TFN, ICAO: GCXO), also known as Tenerife North Airport, is one of two international airports on the island of Tenerife, the other one being the much larger and busier Reina Sofía Airport, in the south of the island. ... Reina Sofía Airport (IATA: TFS, ICAO: GCTS) is an international airport operated by Spanish firm Aena, located on the island of Tenerife, one of the Canary Islands. ...

Green scenery at Los Rodeos Airport
Green scenery at Los Rodeos Airport

The Aeropuerto de Los Rodeos, the smaller of the two, is located near the metropolitan area Santa Cruz-La Laguna (423.022 people). It serves inter-insular flights as well as national and European flights, and for the last two years, a weekly service to Venezuela. Aeropuerto Reina Sofía is the busiest Airport in Tenerife, ranking 7th in Spain. It typically serves the mass of regular and charter flights constantly arriving from most of Europe. Image File history File linksMetadata Rodeos_verde. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Rodeos_verde. ...


As it is an island, the only other way to arrive on Tenerife is by ferry, either to Santa Cruz de Tenerife or Los Cristianos, near Playa de Las Américas.

TF5 motorway approaching Santa Cruz

A network consisting of two fast, toll-free motorways (TF1 and TF5) encircles nearly the entire island, linking all the main towns and resorts with the metropolitan area. The exception is in the west from Adeje to Icod de los Vinos, which is traversed by a smaller winding mountain road. However, plans are now afoot to complete the autopista, which is causing heavy debate between the environmentalists and the local businessmen, though works are to start in early 2007. This, however, pales in comparison to the heated discussions concerning the planned port in Granadilla, which is now in the hands of Brussels. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1632x1232, 372 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1632x1232, 372 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ...


Away from the major motorways, there is a network of secondary and communal roads, varying from wide to steep, winding narrow roads, mainly unlit and often with drops either side of the main carriageway surface.


Public transport on the island is provided by an extensive network of buses (Guaguas) and run by TITSA, who operate a fleet of modern, air-conditioned buses[1] which, generally, run on time. Drivers are helpful,[citation needed] and the mix of tourists and 'locals' (especially in the resort areas) makes for an interesting ride, not to mention it being one of the best ways to actually see the island. Plans for a light-rail network linking the capital with the South have been approved by both the Tenerife Council and the Canary Islands Government, for Gran Canaria and Tenerife, though the discussion with the central Spanish Government hinges now on budget.[2] TITSA is the Transportes interurbanos de Tenerife, S.A which operates the only public bus service in Tenerife, on the Canary Islands. ... Cabildos are a Spanish system of government administration that are now only used in the Canary Islands, with one governing each main island The members of a cabildo are elected by direct universal suffrage by the Spanish citizens of each island. ...

Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Santa Cruz de Tenerife

The metropolitan Area formed by Santa Cruz and La Laguna will be served by a tranvía (tram) working in early 2007, after 3 years of intensive works. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1632x1232, 369 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1632x1232, 369 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ...


History

Alonso Fernández de Lugo presenting the captured native kings of Tenerife to Ferdinand and Isabella
Alonso Fernández de Lugo presenting the captured native kings of Tenerife to Ferdinand and Isabella

Known to the Romans as Nivaria (from the Latin nix, nivis, "snow"), a reference to the snows atop the volcano known as El Teide, Tenerife bears a name that is also a reference to this volcano, and was used for the island by the Guanches of the neighboring island of La Palma, “Tene” signifying “mountain” and “ife” white (the “r” was added by the Spanish). To the natives of Tenerife, the island was known as Chenech, Chinech or Achinech. As the legend goes, many islands, among them Tenerife, were the uppermost peaks of Atlantis, a continent that sank under the ocean in a catastrophic event which left only the highest mountains above sea level. Image File history File links AlonsoFernandezdeLugo2. ... Image File history File links AlonsoFernandezdeLugo2. ... Alonso Luis Fernández de Lugo (?-1525), Spanish military man and administrator. ... The Catholic monarchs (Spanish: Reyes Católicos) is the collective title used in history for Queen Isabella I of Castile and King Ferdinand II of Aragon. ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ... Teide (Mount Teide or Pico de Teide) is a volcano and mountain on Tenerife, Canary Islands (28. ... Guanches (also: Guanchis or Guanchos) were the first known inhabitants of the Canary Islands. ... Satellite image of La Palma, with the Caldera de Taburiente visible (north is to the lower right). ...


It is also believed that nearly 3 million years ago the island known today as Tenerife was three separate islands with three mountain ranges: the Anaga, Teno and Valle San Lorenzo. Then, as the consequence of a remarkable volcanic process, they melted together forming the island of Tenerife.[1].


Tenerife at the time of its conquest was comprised of nine distinct menceyatos, as the small kingdoms of the Guanches were known. Though the Spanish forces under the Adelantado ("military governor") Alonso Fernández de Lugo, suffered a crushing defeat at the hands of the Guanches in the First Battle of Acentejo in 1494, the Guanches, eventually overcome by superior technology and diseases to which they were not immune, surrendered to the Crown of Castile on December 25, 1495. Guanches (also: Guanchis or Guanchos) were the first known inhabitants of the Canary Islands. ... Adelantado was a Governor-like military office held by the Spanish Conquistadores of the 16th and 17th centuries. ... Alonso Luis Fernández de Lugo (?-1525), Spanish military man and administrator. ... Guanches (also: Guanchis or Guanchos) were the first known inhabitants of the Canary Islands. ... The First Battle of Acentejo was a battle that took place on the island of Tenerife between the Guanches and an alliance of Spaniards, other Europeans, associated natives (mostly from other islands), on May 31, 1494, during the Spanish conquest of this island. ... 1494 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Guanches (also: Guanchis or Guanchos) were the first known inhabitants of the Canary Islands. ... December 25 is the 359th day of the year (360th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 6 days remaining in the year. ... 1495 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


As on the other islands of the same group, much of the native population of Tenerife was enslaved or succumbed to diseases at the same time as immigrants from various places in Europe associated with the Spanish Empire (Portugal, Flanders, Italy, Germany) settled on the island. Native pine forests on the island were cleared to make way for the cultivation of sugarcane in the 1520s; in succeeding centuries, the island’s economy was centered around the cultivation of other commodities such as wine and cochineal for making dyes, as well as bananas. Anthem De Vlaamse Leeuw (The Flemish Lion) Location of Belgian Flanders in Europe The Flemish Region Capital Brussels Official languages Dutch1 Recognised regional languages Flemish: Dutch Brussels: French and Dutch Government  -  Minister-President Kris Peeters Area  -  Total 13,522 km²   sq mi  Population  -  2006 [1] census 6,078,600   -  Density... Species Saccharum arundinaceum Saccharum bengalense Saccharum edule Saccharum officinarum Saccharum procerum Saccharum ravennae Saccharum robustum Saccharum sinense Saccharum spontaneum Sugarcane or Sugar cane (Saccharum) is a genus of 6 to 37 species (depending on taxonomic interpretation) of tall perennial grasses (family Poaceae, tribe Andropogoneae), native to warm temperate to tropical... Binomial name Dactylopius coccus Costa, 1835 Synonyms Coccus cacti Linnaeus, 1758 Pseudococcus cacti Burmeister, 1839 Cochineal is the name of both crimson or carmine dye and the cochineal insect (Dactylopius coccus), a scale insect in the suborder Sternorrhyncha, from which the dye is derived. ...


The island was attacked in 1797 by the British. On July 25, Horatio Nelson attacked Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the capital town of Tenerife and headquarters of the Captain General. After a fierce engagement, the British were repelled; Nelson lost his right arm as he tried to disembark at the shore. On September 5, another attempted landing in the region of Puerto Santiago was fended off by the inhabitants of the Valley of Santiago, who hurled stones at the British from the heights of the cliffs of Los Gigantes. 1797 (MDCCXCVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 11-day-slower Julian calendar). ... is the 206th day of the year (207th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Lord Nelson Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson (September 29, 1758 – October 21, 1805) was a British admiral who won fame as a leading naval commander. ... Santa Cruz de Tenerife (2005 population 221,627) is a Spanish city on the island of Tenerife, the largest and most populated of the Canary Islands as stated in the 2005 census. ... is the 248th day of the year (249th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Less hostile visitors arrived at the island in succeeding centuries. The naturalist Alexander von Humboldt ascended the peak of the Teide and remarked on the beauty of the island. Tourists began visiting Tenerife in large numbers in the 1890s, especially the northern towns of Puerto de la Cruz and Santa Cruz de Tenerife. An 1859 portrait of Alexander von Humboldt by the artist Julius Schrader, showing Mount Chimborazo in the background. ... Teide (Mount Teide or Pico del Teide) is a volcano and mountain on Tenerife, Canary Islands (28. ... Puerto de la Cruz is located on the north coast of Tenerife, in the Orotava Valley. ...


Before his rise to power, Francisco Franco was posted to Tenerife in March 1936 by a Republican government wary of his influence and political leanings. However, Franco received information and in Gran Canaria agreed to collaborate in the military coup that would result in the Spanish Civil War; the Canaries fell to the Nationalists in July 1936 and its population was subject to the mass executions of opponents to the new regime. In the 1950s, the misery of the post-war years caused thousands of the island’s inhabitants to emigrate to Cuba and Latin America. General Francisco Paulino Hermenegildo Teódulo Franco Bahamonde (4 December 1892 - November 20, [1] 1975), commonly abbreviated to Francisco Franco (pron. ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... It has been suggested that Martyrs of the Spanish Civil War be merged into this article or section. ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ...


The Tenerife disaster, the airliner collision that took place on March 27, 1977 at Los Rodeos airport in the north of the island, was the deadliest aircraft disaster in history until the September 11, 2001 attacks, and remains the deadliest aviation accident in history. The Tenerife collision took place on March 27, 1977, at 17:06:56 local time (also GMT), when two Boeing 747 airliners collided at Los Rodeos (TCI) on the island of Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, killing 583 people. ... is the 86th day of the year (87th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Los Rodeos Airport (IATA: TFN, ICAO: GCXO), also known as Tenerife North Airport, is one of 2 international airports on the island of Tenerife, the other one being the much larger and busier Reina Sofía Airport, also called Tenerife South Airport. Los Rodeos Airport , Tenerife North Airport, is located... A sequential look at United Flight 175 crashing into the south tower of the World Trade Center The September 11, 2001 attacks (often referred to as 9/11—pronounced nine eleven or nine one one) consisted of a series of coordinated terrorist[1] suicide attacks upon the United States, predominantly...

Teno, the westernmost point in the island
Teno, the westernmost point in the island
A small village by banana plantations
A small village by banana plantations

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Notes

  1. ^ "Tenerife's main bus service, TITSA, is efficient and covers the island well. Most of the vehicles are new, air conditioned, clean and painted white and green." Barrett, Pam (2000) Insight Guide Tenerife and Western Canary Islands (4th ed.) Insight Guides, APA Publications, Singapore, p. 280, ISBN 1-58573-060-2
  2. ^ Navarro, Ricardo Melchior (23 October 2005) "Apuesta por el transporte público" El Dia ("Odds for Public Transportion")

See also

The Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias is an astrophysical research institute based on Tenerife in the Canary Islands, Spain. ... The Observatorio del Teide is an astronomical observatory on Tenerife operated by the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias. ... The Tenerife collision took place on March 27, 1977, at 17:06:56 local time (also GMT), when two Boeing 747 airliners collided at Los Rodeos (TCI) on the island of Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, killing 583 people. ...

External links

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  • Tenerife travel guide Information about Tenerife

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