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Ceuta
Autonomous ceety
Autonomous Ceety o Ceuta
Ciudad Autónoma de Ceuta (Spainyie)
Ceuta, as seen from the belvedere of Isabel II, near the Moroccan border

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Location o the Autonomous Ceety o Ceuta
Coordinates: 35°53′18″N 5°18′56″W / 35.88833°N 5.31556°W / 35.88833; -5.31556
Kintra Spain
Autonomous ceety Ceuta
First settled 5t century BC
Cedit tae Spain 1 Januar 1668
Autonomy status 14 Mairch 1995
End o Muslim rule 14 August 1415
Founded by Carthaginians
Government
 • Type Autonomous ceety
 • Body Palacio Municipal o Asamblea
 • Mayor Juan Jesús Vivas Lara (PP)
Area
 • Total 18.5 km2 (7.1 sq mi)
 • Land 18.5 km2 (7.1 sq mi)
Elevation 10 m (30 ft)
Highest elevation[1] 349 m (1,145 ft)
Population (2000)[2]
 • Total 75,241
 • Estimate (2009) 78,674
 • Density 4,100/km2 (11,000/sq mi)
Demonym Ceutan
Time zone Madrid (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) Madrid (UTC+2)
ISO 3166-2 ES-CE
Postal code 51001 Ceuta
Offeecial leid Spainyie
Parliament Cortes Generales
Congress 1 deputy (oot o 350)
Senate 2 senators (oot o 264)
Website ceuta.es

Ceuta (Spainyie pronunciation: [ˈθeuta]) is an 18.5-square-kilometre (7.1 sq mi) autonomous ceety o Spain an an exclave locatit on the north coast o North Africae surroondit bi Morocco. Separatit frae the Iberie peninsulae bi the Strait o Gibraltar, Ceuta lees on the border o the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. Efter Spain returned Ifni tae Morocco in 1969, Ceuta an Melilla remained the sole Spainyie enclave territories athin mainland Africae. Ceuta wis deemit a pairt o the province o Cádiz prior tae 14 Mairch 1995, when the ceety's Statute o Autonomy wis passed.

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