See also:Teneriffe and of the Canary Islands; in 28° 28' N. and 16° r 5' W., on the east
See also:coast . Pop . (1900) 38,419 .
See also:Santa Cruz is the residence of the
See also:governor-general of the Canaries, the
See also:lieutenant-governor of the Teneriffe
See also:district, and the military governor of the
See also:island . It occupies a small plain bounded by rugged volcanic rocks, and seamed by watercourses which are dry almost throughout the
See also:year . Scarcely any vegetation, except cactuses and euphorbias, is to be seen in the neighbour-
See also:hood . Almost the entire
See also:town was rebuilt in the 19th century, when its population more than trebled . The houses are generally low, with
See also:roofs; those of the better class are large, with a courtyard in the
See also:middle, planted with shrubs in the
See also:Spanish fashion . There are many
See also:good public buildings, including a school of navigation, technical institute, library, natural
See also:history museum and hospital . An aqueduct 5 m. long brings pure
See also:water from the mountains of the interior . Dromedaries from the adjacent islands of
See also:Lanzarote and
See also:Fuerteventura are used to convey merchandise and in agricultural operations . The town is defended by
See also:modern forts, but its
See also:ancient batteries have also been preserved .
It was bombarded by the
See also:fleet under Blake in 1657, and by Nelson, who lost his
See also:arm during the attack, in 1797 . Some British flags lost on that occasion hang in one of the churches . The anchorage is good, and a mole facilitates landing . Santa Cruz is an important coaling station and commercial centre .
1ST ALVARO DE BAZAN SANTA CRUZ
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