Tenerife

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  • Tenerife
    • Social
      • In 2001 the last census was taken and the population waas 778,000.
        • A large population for such a small island.
      • The huge influx of Spanish visitors heavily influenced the current population
      • Mass tourism is often the case during high peaks of European tourist going aroad.
    • Economic
      • Tourism accounts for approximately 80% of the country's GDP.
      • Most employment relies directly on tourism or indirectly.
      • Construction industry is developed towards tourism infrastructure
      • Only 5% of employment was in agriculture.
      • Between 1997 and 2005 there is a steady increase in employment, however there is a decline in agricutural employment.
      • Infrastucture
        • The tourism  industry currently gets 5 million toursits annually.
        • The airpost is one of the busiest airports in Spain
          • The tourism  industry currently gets 5 million toursits annually.
      • Tourism is indirently responsible for car rentals, laundry services and water supply.
      • Before the development of tourism people were poor and heavily depends on agriculture and fishing
    • Environmental
      • Many endemic species of plants and animals. There is a reduction of eco-tourism in Tenerife.
        • In1954 the Teide National Park is a major tourist attraction, now classed as a World Heritage Site.
      • In1954 the Teide National Park is a major tourist attraction, now classed as a World Heritage Site.
      • Land degradation because of over exploitation of ground water
        • Risk of polluted water and its availability.
    • Resources
      • Climate
        • The temperaute is steady and constant and never fall below 15°C
        • Mountains cause orographic rainfall
        • Different areas in TEnerife experience difference in climate
          • Mount Teide where there is mass tourism experience hot and an arid environment.
      • Physical landforms
        • Aesthetically pleasing lanscapes
        • Volcanic lanscapes, unique vegetation
          • Eco-Tourism

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