Is tenerife part of Europe?
Asked in Europe, European Union
Why does Tenerife receive EU money if not part of Europe?
Asked in Continents
What continent is Tenerife in?
Tenerife is an island in the Atlantic Ocean, just off the coast of Africa, which is part of Spanish territory and has received cultural influences from North Africa, Europe and the Americas, having been at the crossroads between all three of these continents since the 16th Century. Hence, geographically Tenerife is in Africa, politically, it's in Europe and culturally, it is a least partly in America. Tenerife is part of the archipelago called Canary Islands, while the Canary Islands belong to Macaronesia. Macaronesia which inludes Tenerife is totally unique and unlike Africa because of its isolated geography, geology and climate.
Asked in Spain, World Currencies
What was the currency in tenerife before the euro?
Is Tenerife a member of the EU?
Asked in Train Travel
How do you get from Tenerife to UK without flying?
Asked in Spain
Is Tenerife part of Spain or Africa?
Tenerife is part of Canary Islands and they belong to Spain. It is off the coast of Africa, but not part of Africa (not true!). Actually the Canary islands are geographically considered part of the African Atlas mountain range and therefore are considered part of the African continent. In fact you can see parts of Moroccos and Western Sahara from the eastern part of the Islands. In the same way that the U.K owns Bermuda (Part of North America) or The Falkland Islands (South America), and used to own Hong Kong (Part of Asia), the Canaries exist on a seperate continent to the mother country of Spain. Likewise other nations that exist in two continents are Russia (Europe and Asia), Turkey (Europe and Asia) and Egypt (Africa and Asia).
Asked in Time Zones, Time
What is the time difference between England and Tenerife?
As the Canary Islands are on GMT as is the UK, there is no time difference between Britain and the Spanish Islands. As they are part of the European Union, the clocks go forward and back on the same dates as Britain and the rest of Europe, so there is no time difference at any time of year. (Source: 16 years living on the island of Tenerife.)