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Granada
Ceety
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Frae top left: The Alhambra, Generalife, Pateo de los Leones in Alhambra, Royal Hall in Alhambra, Albaicín an Sacromonte, Huerto del Carlos, in Albaicín, Plaza Nueva, hoose in Albaicín, façade o the cathedral, bell touer o the cathedral, Ryal Chapel

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Granada is located in Spain
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Location o Granada
Coordinates: 37°10′41″N 3°36′03″W / 37.17806°N 3.60083°W / 37.17806; -3.60083
Kintra Banner o Spain Spain
Autonomous commonty Banner o Andalusie Andalusie
Province Bandera de la provincia de Granada (España).svg Granada
Comarca Vega de Granada
Government
 • Type Mayor-cooncil
 • Body Ayuntamiento de Granada
 • Mayor José Torres Hurtado (PP)
Area
 • Total 88 km2 (34 sq mi)
Elevation(AMSL) 738 m (2,421 ft)
Population (2007)
 • Total 237,929
 • Density 2,700/km2 (7,000/sq mi)
Demonym granadino (m), granadina (f)
iliberitano (m), iliberitana (f) granadí, garnatí
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 18000
Area code(s) +34 (Spain) + (Granada)
Website Offeecial wabsteid

Granada (Spainyie pronunciation: [ɡɾaˈnaða]) is a ceety an the caipital o the province o Granada, in the autonomous commonty o Andalusie, Spain.

The ceety o Granada is placit at the fuit of the Sierra Nevada muntains, at the confluence o three rivers, Beiro, Darro an Genil, at an elevation o 738 metres abuin sea level yet anerlie ane oor frae the Mediterranean coast, the Costa Tropical. Nearbi is the Sierra Nevada Ski Station, whaur the FIS Alpine Warld Ski Championships 1996 wur held.

At the 2005 census, the population o the ceety o Granada proper wis 236,982, an the population o the entire urban aurie wis estimatit tae be 472,638, rankin as the 13t-lairgest urban aurie o Spain. Aboot 3.3% o the population did no hauld Spainyie citizenship, the lairgest number o these (31%) comin frae Sooth Americae. Its nearest airport is Federico García Lorca Airport.

The Alhambra, a Moorish citadel an palace, is in Granada. It is ane o the maist famous items o the Islamic historical legacy that makes Granada a hot spot amang cultural an tourist ceeties in Spain. The Almohad urbanism wi some fine examples o Moorish an Morisco constructions is preserved at the pairt o the ceety cried the Albaicín.

Granada is an aa well-kent athin Spain due tae the prestigious University o Granada an, nouadays, vibrant nicht-life. In fact, it is said that it is ane o the three best ceeties for university students (the ither twa are Salamanca an Santiago de Compostela).

The pomegranate (in Spainyie, 'granada') is the heraldic device o Granada.

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