Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Canary Islands, Spain


Founded: 1494

Head of Government: Mayor José Manuel Bermúdez Esparza
Population: 223,148

Area: 58.13 sq. mi

Elevation: 1,066.27 ft

Main Industries: Agriculture, tourism, refinery

Santa Cruz de Tenerife is a city west of the Moroccan coast and one of the most beautiful sites in the Canary Islands. Tenerife Island enjoys one of the mildest climates in the world, making it a popular vacation spot. The combination of an island current and trade winds brings refreshing weather to Tenerife almost year-round. Santa Cruz de Tenerife is the capital of this tourist’s paradise, as well as the capital of the Province of Santa Cruz. A very friendly town with over 200,000 inhabitants, Santa Cruz has become a headquarters for business and administrative activity. Although the center of life in Santa Cruz is in the port downtown, the social disposition of the citizens makes it easy to enjoy yourself anywhere in Santa Cruz.

A large portion of the Santa Cruz economy relies on services such as trade, tourism, import-export, and the seaport. Services in Spain contribute 66.4% of its $1.109 trillion GDP.

The rise in tourism has sparked an increase in the building sector leading to a high demand for construction. With a real growth rate of 3.9%, Santa Cruz development will continue to create jobs and increase per capita income.

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