Andalusia, Spain

Andalusia is one of the seventeen autonomous communities of Spain. It covers 87,268 sq km (33,694 sq mi) and has a population of 8.3 million people. It is the second largest region, or autonomous community as it is called, in the country, with also the second highest population. More details about Andalusia Andalusia borders Murcia […]

Cartagena, Spain

Cartagena is a city in the province and autonomous community of Murcia, in southeastern Spain. It covers 558.3 sq km (215.6 sq mi) and has a population of 219,000 people (2012 estimate). The city gave its name to Cartagena, Colombia. More on Cartagena Cartagena is today a major naval station. Its position as a naval […]

Huelva, Spain

Huelva is a city in the autonomous region of Andalusia in southern Spain. It covers 149 sq km (58 sq mi) and has a population of 150,000 people (2012 estimate). Huelva is located on the coast of the Gulf of Cadiz, where the river Odiel meets the river Tinto. The city is not far from […]

Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, is the second biggest city in Spain and the sixth most populous urban area in the European Union behind Paris, London, the Ruhr area, Madrid and Milan. The city is the financial and commercial center of Catalonia. It is also a major port on the Mediterranean Sea and also a […]

Oviedo, Spain

Oviedo (Asturian: Uviéu) is the capital of the Principality of Asturias in northern Spain. It is the city as well as the surrounding municipality, which covers 18,665 sq km (7,207 sq mi) and has a population of 224,000 people (2012 estimate). Oviedo is said to have been founded in AD 761 by two monks, Máximo […]