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Teide año 2011.jpg
Teide seen from the north.
Heichest pynt
Elevation3,718 m (12,198 ft) [1]
Prominence3,718 m (12,198 ft) [1]
Ranked 40t
Isolation895 kilometres (556 mi)
LeetinKintra heich pynt
Coordinates28°16′23″N 16°38′22″W / 28.27306°N 16.63944°W / 28.27306; -16.63944Coordinates: 28°16′23″N 16°38′22″W / 28.27306°N 16.63944°W / 28.27306; -16.63944[1]
Teide is locatit in Canary Islands
Location o Teide in the Canary Islands
LocationTenerife (Canary Islands), Spain
Muntain teepStratovolcano atap basalt shield volcano
Last eruptionNovember 1909
Easiest routeScramble

Moont Teide (Spaingie: El Teide, Pico del Teide, pronoonced: [ˈpiko ðel ˈtei̯ðe], "Teide Peak") is a volcano on Tenerife in the Canary Islands, Spain. Its summit (at 3,718 m (12,198 ft)) Template:Disputed inline is the heichest in Spain an the heichest pynt abuin sea level in the islands o the Atlantic.

If measured frae the ocean fluir, it is at 7,500 m (24,600 ft) the fowerth-heichest volcano in the warld,[lower-alpha 1] and is described by UNESCO and NASA as Earth's third-tallest volcanic structure.[5][6][lower-alpha 2] Teide's elevation makes Tenerife the tenth heichest island in the warld. Teide is an active volcano: its maist recent eruption occurred in 1909 frae the El Chinyero vent on the northwastren Santiago rift. The Unitit Naitions Committee for Disaster Mitigation designatit Teide a Decade Volcano[7] acause o its history o destructive eruptions an its proximity tae seiveral lairge touns, o which the closest are Garachico, Icod de los Vinos an Puerto de la Cruz. Teide, Pico Viejo an Montaña Blanca form the Central Volcanic Complex o Tenerife.

The volcano an its sooroondins comprise Teide Naitional Pairk, which haes an aurie o 18,900 hectares (47,000 acres) an wis named a Warld Heritage Steid bi UNESCO on Juin 28, 2007.[5] Teide is the maist visitit naitural wonder o Spain, the maisr visitit naitional pairk in Spain an Europe an – by 2015 – the aichth makst visitit in the warld,[8] wi some 3 million veesitors yearly.[9] In 2016, it wis visitit bi 4,079,823 veesitors an tourists reachin a historical record.[10][11] Teide Observatory, a major internaitional astronomical observatory, is locatit on the slopes o the muntain.

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  1. After Mauna Kea[2] and Mauna Loa[3] at 10.2 km and Haleakala at 9.1 km[4]
  2. Teide is Earth's third-tallest volcanic structure only if the island of Hawaii is considered to be a single structure.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Europe: Atlantic Islands – Ultra Pominences" on peaklist.org as "Pico de Teide". Retrieved October 16, 2011.
  2. "What is the highest point on Earth as measured from Earth's center?". Ocean Facts. NOAA. Retrieved 31 January 2017.
  3. "Hawaii Volcanoes National Park". National Park Service. 2005. Retrieved 31 January 2017.
  4. "Haleakala National Park Geology Fieldnotes". U.S. National Park Service. Retrieved 31 January 2017.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Teide National Park". World Heritage List. UNESCO. Retrieved January 18, 2009.
  6. "Teide, Canary Islands". Visible Earth. NASA. 2009-08-11. Retrieved 31 January 2017.
  7. http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/Volcanoes/DecadeVolcanoes/ Decade Volcanoes – USGS
  8. "En las entrañas del volcán". elespanol.com. 2016-03-21. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  9. "Parque Nacional del Teide. Ascenso, Fauna, Flora..." Retrieved March 21, 2016.
  10. Tenerife, La Opinión de. "El Teide bate récord de visitantes y supera los cuatro millones". laopinion.es. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  11. Press, Europa (April 11, 2017). "El Teide bate su récord de visitantes en 2016, con más de cuatro millones". europapress.es. Retrieved April 9, 2018.

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