The ceety o Granada is placed 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 were 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).
Twin touns - sister ceeties 
- Aix-en-Provence, Fraunce
- Belo Horizonte, Brazil
- Coral Gables, Unitit States
- Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
- Marrakech, Morocco
- Sharjah, Unitit Arab Emirates
- Tetuán, Morocco
- Tlemcen, Algerie