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Presentation of Sevilla

Spain - Seville - Town of SevilleSevilla (Spanish: Sevilla[seˈβiʎa]) is the artistic, cultural, and financial capital of southern Spain. It is the capital of Andalusia and of the province of Seville. It is situated on the plain of the River Guadalquivir, with an average elevation of 7 metres (23 ft) above sea level. The inhabitants of the city are known as Sevillanos (feminine form: Sevillanas) or Hispalenses. The population of the city of Seville was 704,414 as of 2009. The population of the metropolitan area (urban area plus satellite towns) was 1,450,214 as of 2009, ranking as the fourth largest metropolitan area of Spain.


History of Sevilla

Seville is more than 2,000 years old. The passage of the various people instrumental in its growth has left the city with a distinct personality, and a large and well-preserved historical centre.

The city was known from Roman times as Hispalis.

After successive conquests of the Roman province of Hispania Baetica by the Vandals and Visigoths, in the 5th and 6th centuries, the city was taken by the Moors in 712 and renamed Išbīliya (إشبيلية), from which the present name "Sevilla" is derived.

The Great Plague of Seville in 1649 reduced the population by almost half, and it would not recover until the early 1800s.

Seville's development in the 19th and 20th centuries was characterised by population growth and increasing industrialisation.

See the full history of Sevilla on Wikipedia.


Sister cities of Sevilla

Angers, France
Buenos AiresArgentina
Cartagena de IndiasColombia
Guadalajara,  Mexico

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