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Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Santa Cruz de Tenerife (commonly kent as Santa Cruz) is the caipital (jointly wi Las Palmas de Gran Canaria), seicont-maist muckle ceety o the Autonomous Community o the Canary Islands an the 21st lairgest ceety in Spain, wi a population of 222,417 in 2009. Santa Cruz is the seicont lairgest ceety an metropolitan aurie o the European Union ootside Europe. Santa Cruz de Tenerife is an aa the caipital o the island o Tenerife (maist populatit o archipelago an Spain) an caipital o the province o Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Locatit in northeast quadrant o Tenerife, aboot 210 kilometres (130 mi) aff the northwastren coast o Africae athin the Atlantic Ocean. Atween the 1833 territorial diveesion o Spain an 1927 Santa Cruz de Tenerife wis the sole caipital o the Canary Islands, till 1927 when a decree ordered that the caipital o the Canary Islands be shared, as it remains at present. The port is o great importance an is the communications hub atween Europe, Africae an Americas, wi cruise ships arrivin frae mony naitions. The ceety is the nerve center on domestic an inter-island communications in the Canary Islands.

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