Where is Tenerife

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Where is Tenerife?

Tenerife is a very famous and touristic island. Also known as Santa Cruz de Tenerife, it is one of seven Canary Islands and it’s part of the Spanish territory. Every year, five million tourists visit Tenerife. This makes it the most visited island of the archipelago and also the most populated island of Spain. For all these reasons it is important to know where is Tenerife.

With a land area of 2,034.38 square kilometres, Tenerife is the largest and most populous island of Macaronesia. This is the geographical term to describe the collection of four archipelagos in the North Atlantic Ocean of Europe and Africa.

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Latitude & Longitude

In total, the latitude of Tenerife is 28.291565, and the longitude -16.629129. Even if the island is part of the African continent, Tenerife is officially a Spanish region.  Also, the GPS coordinates of the Island are 28° 17′ 29.6340” N and 16° 37′ 44.8644” W.

Islands next to Tenerife

Where is Tenerife respecting to the other Canary Island?

First of all, Tenerife is just one of the seven islands of the Canarian archipelago. Together, they form the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands, which is divided into two provinces. One is Santa Cruz de Tenerife (La Palma, El Hierro, La Gomera and Tenerife). And, the other one, is Las Palmas (Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria).

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All of the islands are in the Atlantic Ocean and they all have their own points of interest and unique landscapes. All of those differences make Tenerife and the Canary Islands fantastic tourist destinations that you won’t want to miss.

How big is Tenerife

When organizing the holidays, it is necessary to know where Tenerife is. Indeed, with an area of 2.034 km², Tenerife is the biggest of the Canary Islands. Basically, the island has a triangular shape, about 90 km wide by 80 km high. Also, it has a road perimeter of about 358 km.

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How far is Tenerife from the UK?

First of all, a question that you may already have asked yourself is where is Tenerife respecting to the UK? Generally speaking, the distance between London and the capital of the island of Tenerife, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, is approximately 2,897 kilometres.

Distance from the UK to Tenerife

Since leaving from Edinburg or Glasgow would add several kilometres to your route, here are the distances between the main UK airports offering direct flights to Tenerife.

Departing CityArrival CityKilomtres
LondonSanta Cruz de Tenerife3,598 km
GlasgowSanta Cruz de Tenerife4,235 km
EdinburgSanta Cruz de Tenerife4,232 km
BristolSanta Cruz de Tenerife3,787 km
ManchesterSanta Cruz de Tenerife3,934 km

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