Mount Teide Tenerife

Kelvin Hughes

St Asaph, United Kingdom

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Mount Teide or, in Spanish, Pico del Teide [ˈpiko ðel ˈtejðe] is the highest elevation of Spain and the islands of the Atlantic (it is the third largest volcano in the world from its base). It is an active volcano which last erupted in 1909 from the El Chinyero vent on the Santiago (northwestern) rift and is located on Tenerife, Canary Islands. The volcano and its surroundings comprise the Teide National Park (Parque Nacional del Teide in Spanish). The park has an area of 18900 hectares and was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO on June 29, 2007.It is also from the end of 2007 one of the Twelve Treasures of Spain. Territorially belongs to the municipality of La Orotava. El Teide was a mythological mountain with Aboriginal reministencias Guanches, like Mount Olympus to the ancient greeks. El Teide, the island of Tenerife was in 2008 the most visited National Park of four at their disposal the Canary Islands with a total of 2.8 million visitors, according to the Instituto Canario de Estadística (ISTAC). Teide is one of the most famous natural icons not only in Tenerife but throughout the Canary Islands.

At 3718 m above sea level, and approximately 7500 m above the floor of the Atlantic Ocean, Teide is the highest mountain in Spain, highest point in the Atlantic Ocean and the 13th highest mountain in the European Union (highest mountain not in the Alps). which has an altitude of 3,715 m (12,188 ft)). The island of Tenerife itself is the third largest volcanic ocean island on Earth by volume. Teide is also the third highest volcano on a volcanic ocean island. It is also unstable and possibly in a more advanced stage of deformation and failure than the much publicised Cumbre Vieja. The United Nations Committee for Disaster Mitigation designated Teide as a Decade Volcano, because of its history of destructive eruptions and its proximity to several large towns, of which the closest are Garachico, Icod de los Vinos and Puerto de la Cruz.

Teide together with its neighbour Pico Viejo and Montaña Blanca form the Central Volcanic Complex.(Wikipedia)

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