Province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife

For the city, see Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Provincia de Santa Cruz de Tenerife


Coat of arms

Map of Spain with Santa Cruz de Tenerife highlighted
Country Spain
Autonomous community Canary Islands
Capital Santa Cruz de Tenerife
  Total 3,381 km2 (1,305 sq mi)
Area rank Ranked 47th
3,718 m (12,198 ft)
Population (2010)
  Total 1,027,914
  Rank Ranked 14th
  Density 300/km2 (790/sq mi)
Official language(s) Spanish
Parliament Cortes Generales
Map of the municipalities of the Province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife also Province of Santa Cruz (Spanish: Provincia de Santa Cruz de Tenerife) is a province of Spain, consisting of the western part of the autonomous community of the Canary Islands. It consists of about half of the Atlantic archipelago: the islands of Tenerife, La Gomera, El Hierro, and La Palma. It occupies an area of 3,381 km².

Its capital is the city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife (commonly known as Santa Cruz), on the island of Tenerife (Spain's most populous island). In 2008 the province had 1,005,936 inhabitants and a density of 313.57 /km², making it the province of Spain with the sixth highest population density, higher than that of the province of Las Palmas (the eastern half of the Canary Islands). 24% live in the capital.[1][2] Santa Cruz de Tenerife is the capital of the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands. There are 54 municipalities in the province; see List of municipalities in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Tenerife is the most populated island in the province of the Canary Islands and most populous island of Spain. The island of Tenerife has the highest altitude of Spain (Teide 3718 m).

Earlier issued vehicle license plates in this province bear the first two letters "TF" (named after Tenerife). Nowadays the plates share the same numbering system as in mainland Spain.


This province was established in 1927, when the Canarias province (with Santa Cruz de Tenerife as the capital city) was divided into two provinces: Las Palmas and the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

National parks

This province contains three of Spain's national parks, more than any other province: the Caldera de Taburiente National Park on La Palma, the Garajonay National Park on La Gomera, and the Teide National Park on Tenerife, encompassing Teide, Spain's highest mountain and also an inactive volcano.

Main sights (Tenerife)

Mount Teide
Basilica of Our Lady of Candelaria
Auditorio de Tenerife

Largest cities

City of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, capital of the province with the same name


Coordinates: 28°10′N 17°20′W / 28.167°N 17.333°W / 28.167; -17.333

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