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This airticle is aboot the Spainyie ceety. For ither uisses, see Murcia (disambiguation).

Murcia (Spaingie pronunciation: [ˈmuɾθja]) is a ceety in sooth-eastren Spain, the caipital an maist populous ceety o the autonomous commonty o the Region o Murcie, an the seivent lairgest ceety in the kintra, wi a population o 442,573 inhabitants in 2009 (aboot ane third o the total population o the Region). The population o the metropolitan aurie wis 689,591 in 2010. It is locatit on the Segura River, in the sootheast o the Iberian Peninsula, notit bi a mild climate wi hot simmers, mild winters, an relatively law precipitation.

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Coat o airms o Murcia
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Murcia is locatit in Spain
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 37°59′10″N 1°7′49″W / 37.98611°N 1.13028°W / 37.98611; -1.13028Coordinates: 37°59′10″N 1°7′49″W / 37.98611°N 1.13028°W / 37.98611; -1.13028
Kintra  Spain
Autonomous commonty  Murcie
Province Murcia
Comarca Huerta de Murcia
Judicial destrict Murcia
Foondit 825
 • Alcalde Miguel Ángel Cámara Botía (2007) (PP)
 • Total 881.86 km2 (340.49 sq mi)
Elevation 43 m (141 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Tot 442,573
 • Density 500/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Murciano/a
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Simmer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 30001 tae 30012
Dialin code 968 / 868
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Murcia wis foondit bi the emir o Cordoba Abd ar-Rahman II in 825 AD wi the name Mursiyah مرسية an nouadays is mainly a service ceety an an varsity toun. Heichlichts for visitors include the Cathedral o Murcia an a nummer o baroque biggins, renouned local cuisine, Holy Week procession wirks o airt bi the famous Murcie sculptor Francisco Salzillo, an the Fiestas de Primavera (Ware Festival).

The ceety, as the caipital o the comarca Huerta de Murcia is cried Europe’s orchard due tae its lang agricultural tradeetion an as a fruits, vegetables an flouers producer an exporter.