Sevilla

Sevilla

About Sevilla

Seville is the capital of the autonomous community of Andalusia and the province of Seville, Spain. It is situated on the plain of the River Guadalquivir. The inhabitants of the city are known as sevillanos (feminine form: sevillanas) or hispalenses, after the Roman name of the city, Hispalis. Seville has a municipal population of about 703,000 as of 2011, and a metropolitan population of about 1.2 million, making it the fourth-largest city in Spain and the 31st most populous municipality in the European Union. Its Old Town, the third largest in Europe with an area of 4km, contains three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Alczar palace complex, the Cathedral and the General Archive of the Indies). The Seville harbour, located about 80km from the Atlantic Ocean, is the only river port in Spain. Seville was founded as the Roman city of Hispalis.