Tenerife Car Hire - Geography

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Tenerife is the largest island in the Canary Archipelago. It is located at 28°19'N 16°34'W, or slightly north of the Tropic of Cancer. It is between the islands of Gran Canaria, La Gomera and La Palma. The island is just over 300 km from Africa and about 1,300 km from the Iberian Peninsula. It has a total area of 2,034 km2 and a peculiar triangular shape with the gigantic Pico del Teide dominating centre, which at 3,718 m is the highest point in all of Spain.