Tenerife (; Spanish: [teneˈɾife]) is the largest and most populous island of the Canary Islands. It is home to 43% of the total population of the archipelago. With a land area of 2,034.38 square kilometres (785.48 sq mi) and a population of 917,841 inhabitants at the start of 2019, it is also the most populous island of Spain and of Macaronesia.Approximately five million tourists visit Tenerife each year: It is the most visited island in the archipelago. It is one of the most important tourist destinations in Spain, hosting one of the world's largest carnivals, the Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
The capital of the island, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, is also the seat of the island council (cabildo insular).
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