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Mount Teide on Tenerife, Canary Islands

28.2N 16.6W

July 30th, 2009 Category: Volcanoes

Canary Islands - July 10th, 2009

Canary Islands - July 10th, 2009

Mount Teide can be seen at the center of Tenerife in the Canary Islands in this orthorectified image. It is an active though dormant volcano which last erupted in 1909 from the El Chinyero vent on the Santiago (northwestern) rift.

The volcano and its surroundings comprise the Teide National Park. The park has an area of 18900 ha and was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

At 3718 m above sea level, and approximately 7500 m above the floor of the Atlantic Ocean, Teide is the highest mountain in Spain and the highest point in the Atlantic Ocean. It is also the 13th highest mountain in the European Union and, of those, the highest mountain not in the Alps.

Tenerife and Fuerteventura, Canary Islands

28.2N 16.6W

June 10th, 2009 Category: Snapshots

Canary Islands - June 2nd, 2009

Canary Islands - June 2nd, 2009

La Gomera, Tenerife and Gran Canaria

La Gomera, Tenerife and Gran Canaria

Fuerteventura and Lanzarote

Fuerteventura and Lanzarote

The seven Canary Islands are located in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Africa, although they are part of Spain. Below them, several cloud vortices are visible.

The largest two islands are Tenerife and Fuerteventura (see close-ups).

Tenerife, the largest island, has an area of 2034.38 km². With 886,033 inhabitants, it is also the most populated island of the Canary Islands and Spain.

At 1,660 km², Fuerteventura is the second largest of the Canary Islands. The elongated island is 100 km long and 31 km wide, and has the longest beaches in the archipelago. There are no fewer than 152 beaches along its coastline – 50 kilometres of fine, white sand and 25 kilometres of black volcanic shingle.