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Location address: España, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
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In 1799, the famous scientist and explorer Alexander von Humbolt sailed from Spain to South America via Tenerife. However, when he arrived here in Tenerife, he saw nothing but a thick fog. When the fog disappeared he saw the volcano Mount Teide shining in the sun. And this would be the first mountain that Alexander von Humboldt climbed outside Europe.
Tenerife (/tɛnəˈriːf/; Spanish: [teneˈɾife]) is the largest and most populous island of the seven Canary Islands; it is also the most populated island of Spain, with a land area of 2,034.38 square kilometres (785 sq mi) and 898,680 inhabitants, 43 percent of the total population of the Canary Islands. Tenerife is also the largest and most populous island of Macaronesia.