Spanish cities: Seville

Seville is the capital of the autonomous community Andalusia as well as of the province of Seville. It is located in the south of Spain at the River Guadalquivir. The city is an important industrial and commercial centre. Due to its rich and traditional Spanish culture it is a goal for many, many tourists. There are many monuments like the Cathedral of Seville and the University of Seville. There are also many parks and gardens in the city area. Seville is also famous with its football club – Sevilla FC.

Seville has a population of about 700.000 inhabitants living on an area of 141 sq km. The population of the metropolitan area (urban area plus satellite towns) was 1,450,214 as of 2007, so that makes Seville the third-largest metropolitan area in Spain.

Seville is situated at an altitude of 7 m above sea level. The climate is Mediterranean, with oceanic influences. The annual average temperature is 18.6 °C, which makes this city one of the warmest in Europe. The winter is very mild with maximum temperatures of 15,9°C and a minimum of 5,2°C in January. The summer is very hot, with temperatures ranging from 35°C to 45°C in July and August, so avoid trips in that period. Between October and April it is raining. The month with the most rain is December, with 95 mm of rain. The total precipitation per year is 534 mm, with 52 days of rain and 4 days of snow. As the city has more than 300 hours of sun per year you are very likely to have pleasant weather when you are visiting Seville.

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