Tenerife is the largest (2.034.36 km2) and most populated (897.582 inhabitants in January 2013) of the Canarias archipelago. Its economy is based on the tourism sector, due to the fact that it received around 5 million visits in 2013 particularly from the European continent.

Cultural diversity in Tenerife


Population diversity

In January 2014, Tenerife’s population counted 889.936 inhabitants, of which 438.777 men and 451.159 women. Out of the total, the 80.44% of its inhabitants is Spanish from birth, with 72.63% born on the Canary Islands and 7.82% born in another Spanish territory. Out of the total, the 13.04% are non-nationals, whereas the 6.51% are foreign-borns. The largest minority groups come from America (9.33%) and from Europe (8.22%). For example, the 3.86% of Tenerife’s inhabitants come from Venezuela, the 1.64% from Cuba and the 0.98% from Argentina. From Europe the following data has been collected: the 1.93% comes from UK, 1.41% from Germany and, similarly, the 1.37% from Italy.

Intercultural Cities Index


Pedro Manuel Martín DOMINGUEZ

Network - Spain