Province of Seville
Surface area: 14,042 Km2
City of Seville:
Surface area: 141 Km2
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Seville from my point of view
Seville is the artistic, cultural, and financial capital of southern Spain. It is the capital of Andalusia and of the province of Sevilla. It is situated on the plain of the River Guadalquivir, with an average elevation of 7 metres (23 ft) above sea level, you can see this river at the top of this page and in the images that follow.
The inhabitants of the city are known as Sevillanos (feminine form: Sevillanas) or Hispalenses.
Seville is the capital of Andalusia and the main population centre in the region and one of the largest in size. Its almost 90,000 square kilometres and over seven million inhabitants make it comparable to nations such as Portugal, Belgium, the Netherlands and Austria. Seville weather is very similar to Cordoba's or Jaen's weather, really hot in summer (some days over 40ºC) and a bit cold in winter (around 10ºC). Seville's recent economic performance has been positive in terms of production and job growth, achieving higher rates of growth than the Spanish and European Union averages.
Seville is more than two thousand 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, as you can see in our map of Seville.
The key factors influencing the positive trends observed in Seville and its metropolitan area since 1995 include the following: A highly diversified industrial sector with high growth potential. Strengthening and diversification of the city's role as a major Southern European commercial and service centre, in fact, Seville shopping has become a major reference in Spanish business.
Consolidation of the Sevilla Tecnópolis Science and Technology Park as a hub of entrepreneurial activity and innovation. Strong performance of the tourist industry, which shows no signs of flagging, in spite of the decline of other traditional inbound tourist markets. Strong growth in the building construction and public works sector.
The city's cathedral was built from 1401–1519 after the Reconquista on the former site of the city's mosque. It is amongst the largest of all medieval and Gothic cathedrals, in terms of both area and volume. The interior is the longest nave in Spain, and is lavishly decorated, with a large quantity of gold evident. The Cathedral reused some columns and elements from the mosque, and, most famously, the Giralda, originally a minaret, was converted into a bell tower. It is topped with a statue, known locally as El Giraldillo, representing Faith. The tower's interior was built with ramps rather than stairs, to allow the Muezzin and others to ride to the top.
The Alcázar facing the cathedral has developed from the city's old Moorish Palace; construction was begun in 1181 and continued for over 500 years, mainly in Mudéjar style, but also in Renaissance. Its gardens are a blend of Moorish, Andalusian, and Christian traditions.
The Torre del Oro was built by the Almohad dynasty as watchtower and defensive barrier on the river. A chain was strung through the water from the base of the tower to prevent boats from traveling into the river port.
The business sector of Seville's metropolitan area comprises over 70,000 business establishments, which provide employment to over 250,000 people. A breakdown of these figures shows that 70,000 of these jobs are in industrial establishments and over 180,000 in service activities.
Sevilla Futbol Club is one of the best Andalucian football team, with more than 100 years history, and a fantastic stadium, the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuan. Season after season, Sevilla FC is getting better results in the Spainsh league and the main European competitions, including the Champions League and the UEFA cup (winners in 2007).