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This Dorsal Range emerged as the highest and the longest volcanic structure in the Canary Islands; it was 1, metres 5, feet high and 25 kilometres 16 miles long. As this accumulation approached the surface of the water, gases erupted from the magma due to the reduction of the surrounding pressure.

These mountains have been created due to basaltic fissural volcanism through one of the axis that gave birth to the vulcanism of this area. The most unusual landscape of this massif is found on its southern coast, where the Acantilados de Los Gigantes "Cliffs of the Giants" present vertical walls reaching heights of metres 1, feet in some places.

Tinerfe "the Great"son of the mencey Sunta, governed the island from Adeje in the south. However, Franco received information and in Gran Canaria agreed to collaborate in the military coup that would result in the Spanish Civil War ; the Canaries fell to the Nationalists in July Some threw rocks at the British from the heights of the cliffs of Los Gigantes.

Inabout 25 island families migrated to the Americas to collaborate on the foundation of Montevideo.

Today this territory is made up of Tacoronte and El Sauzal Daute. The Crown wanted to encourage population of underdeveloped zones in the Americas to pre-empt the occupation by foreign forces, as had happened with the English in Jamaica and the French in the Guianas and western Hispaniola which the French renamed as Saint-Domingue.

In the government ordered that the capital be shared with Las Palmasas it remains at present. This volcano produced great quantities of lava which buried the city and port of Garachico. About one million years ago, the Dorsal Range Cordillera Dorsal emerged by means of fissural volcanic activity occurring amidst the remains of the older Ancient Basaltic Series Series I.

However, the materials here are older about 7. The first occurred inwhen the Arafo, Fasnia and Siete Fuentes volcanoes erupted simultaneously. Whilst leading a landing party, Nelson was seriously wounded in his right arm by grapeshot or a musket ball, necessitating amputation of most of the arm.

On one side of it, is the volcano Chahorra o Narices del Teide, where the last eruption occurred in the vicinity of Mount Teide in A large number of steep-walled gorges are present, penetrating deeply into the terrain. Among these stands out the so-called Idol of Guatimacwhich is believed to represent a genius or protective spirit.

It is also important to note the exchange in plant and animal species that made those voyages. The term "chicharrero" was once a derogatory term used by the people of La Laguna when it was the capital, to refer to the poorer inhabitants and fishermen of Santa Cruz.

Underwater fissural eruptions originated from the pillow lavawhich are produced by the rapid cooling of the magma when it comes in contact with water, obtaining their peculiar shape.

A known formation called Los Azulejos, composed by green-tinted rocks were created by hydrothermal processes.

Due to the age of its material 5. This pillow-lava accumulated, constructing the base of the island underneath the sea.

Those opposed to the conquest fought the invaders tenaciously, resisting their rule for two years. Four years later, inanother group left that founded San Antonio the following year in what became Texas.


The volcano is visible from most parts of the island today, and the crater is 17 kilometres 11 miles long at some points. The oldest mountain ranges in Tenerife rose from the Atlantic Ocean by volcanic eruption which gave birth to the island around twelve million years ago. Emigration to the Americas mainly Cuba and Venezuela continued during the 19th and early 20th century, due to the lack of economic opportunity and the relative isolation of the Canary Islands.

Mount Gala represents its highest elevation at 1, metres 4, feet. Arthur Phillip and the chief officers were entertained by the local governor, while one convict tried unsuccessfully to escape. Tenerife has received numerous new residents, including the "return" of many descendants of some islanders who had departed five centuries before.

The Guanche culture is characterized by an advanced cultural development, possibly related to the Berber cultural features imported from North Africa and a poor technological development, determined by the scarcity of raw materials, especially minerals that allow the extraction of metals.

Between andMore islanders emigrated from Santa Cruz de Tenerife to settle in what became St. Like Anaga, it includes an area of outcroppings and deep gorges formed by erosion.

Spanish conquest[ edit ] Alonso Fernandez de Lugo presenting the native kings of Tenerife to Ferdinand and Isabella Tenerife was the last island of Canaries to be conquered and the one that took the longest time to submit to the Castilian troops.

At the bottom, is an endorheic basin flanked with very fine sedimentary material which has been deposited from its volcanic processes, and is known as Llano de Ucanca. The people from Tenerife were recruited for settlement to build up the town from encroachment by French colonists established in the western side of Hispaniola.

InDiego Garcia de HerreraLord of the Canary Islands, took symbolic possession of the island in the Barranco del Bufadero Ravine of the Bufadero[30] signing a peace treaty with the Guanche chiefs menceyes which allowed the mencey Anaga to build a fortified tower on Guanche land, where the Guanches and the Spanish held periodic treaty talks until the Guanches demolished it around However, the island has These zones were actually three separate islands lying in what is now the extreme west, east, and south of Tenerife.

Tenerife is the largest island of the Canary Islands and the Macaronesia region. From the start of the colonization of the New Worldmany Spanish expeditions stopped at the island for supplies on their way to the Americas.

Tegueste, Tegueste II y Teguaco.Tenerife (/ t ɛ n ə ˈ r iː f /; Spanish: [teneˈɾife]) is the largest and most populated island of the seven Canary Islands.

It is also the most populated island of Spain, with a land area of 2, square kilometres ( sq mi) andinhabitants, 43 percent of the total population of the Canary Islands.

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