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.

Murcia
(Murcia) Vista del Este de Murcia desde la Camapana de San José de la Catedral de Murcia (1) (5373232199) (cropped).jpg
Banner o Murcia
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Coat of airms o Murcia
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Murcia is locatit in Spain
Murcia
Murcia
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
ProvinceMurcia
ComarcaHuerta de Murcia
Judicial destrictMurcia
Foondit825
Govrenment
 • AlcaldeMiguel Ángel Cámara Botía (2007) (PP)
Area
 • Municipality881.86 km2 (340.49 sq mi)
Elevation
43 m (141 ft)
Population
 (2018)[2]
 • Municipality447,182
 • Density510/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
 • Urban
502,000[1]
Demonym(s)Murciano/a
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
30001 tae 30012
Dialin code968 / 868
WebsiteOffeecial wabsteid

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.

  1. Demographia: World Urban Areas – Demographia, 2015
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