Geographical position: 16. and 17. degree of western longitude, 28. degree of northern latidude ; circa 300 km west from Marocco, 1300 km distance from Spain.
Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canarias, Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera, El Hierro und la Graciosa.
Climate Tenerife: one of the mildest Places in Europe.
Clima: Canary Island offers the mildest climate of Europe and we can say the mildest in the world. In Wintertime the daily temprature is between 20-24 C , in the night between 16-18 degree near the coastline. Because of the extreme hight of the island here you can find a lot of different climate-levels and micro climates.
On the coastline the winter sea-temperatures are between 18-20 C degrees and some small rainfall can happen between November and March. In sommer temperatures from April – Oktober are between 26 – 30 C There are no rainfalls in this period. The Atlantic warms up to 23-25 C. degrees.
There are anyway different tempratures in the nord and the south part of the island till 5 - 10 degrees. When you arrive in mountain regions at 1000 - 2000 meter over sealevel tempratures get 10-15 degrees colder . In wintertime it can get cold and snowy on top of the Teide.
We reccomend to pack always a goretex- jacket in your backbag when you climb the mountains of Tenerife.
Tenerife Surface: 2034 km2, Length 83 km, Width 51 km
Tenerife is an autonome region of Spain
Inhabitantes: 900 000 consisting in Canarian population and Immigraters from many different countries of Europe, Africa and South-America. The aborigin population of the islands were the "Guanches". After a big resistence and defence against the spanish conquistatores, Tenerife in 1495 becames incooperated as the last of the Canarian Islands under Spain Government.
Capital: Santa Cruz de Tenerife has 200 000 inhabitants, here is located the Canarian Government: Cabildo de Islas Canarias. To Tenerife belong the western islands : Gomera, La Palma and El Hierro.
Gran Canaria an autonome region of Spain with own government and to it belong the island Fuerteventura and Lanzarote and La Graciosa.
The Port of Santa Cruz is one of the most important habours of Spain for the export to America, Africa.
Main towns inhabitants : La Laguna 122 00, La Orotawa 36 000, Los Realejos 33 000, Puerto de la Cruz 45 000, Icod de Los Vinos 22 000, Arona 22 000, Adeje 15 000.
Religion: Christian Catolic.
Language: Spanish ( Castellano)
Economy: turisme is the biggest income 35%.
Agricultur 20 % is growing: Tomatoes, Bananas, Papaya, Mango, Avocado, potatoes, flowers, goats and sheepherds, cheese, whine...
Fishing and fish-cultur ca.10%: tuna , Bonito.
Others 11% Construction, Industrie 10%,
Big investments in solar and wind "renoveable Energies