Tenerife is the largest and most populous island of the seven Canary Islands and it is also the most populated island of Spain, with a surface of 2,034.38 km² and 898,680 inhabitants. About five million tourists visit Tenerife each year, this making it the most visited of all the Canary Islands.
Tenerife is situated between Gran Canaria (in the east) and La Gomera (in the south-west). The island's former inhabitants, the Guanches, referred to the island’s Mount Teide as Snow Mountain. Mount Teide is the highest point in Spain.