Tenerife has a population of 889,936 (2014) and it is estimated that 1 out of every 6 people work in the tourism industry.
Tenerife shares its flag with Scotland and also has St. Andrew as its patron saint.
The word for bus in Tenerife (and the other Canary Islands) is not the Spanish ‘bus’, but ‘guagua’ (pronounced WAH-wah).
Lord Nelson lost his arm while attacking Tenerife’s capital of Santa Cruz in 1797.
The dragon tree (dracanea draco) in the town of Icod de los Vinos is considered a Spanish National Monument and is estimated to be between 800 and 1000 years old.