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Ceuta
Autonomous Ceety o Ceuta
Ciudad Autónoma de Ceuta (in Spaingie)
Ceuta, as seen from the belvedere of Isabel II, near the Moroccan border
Ceuta, as seen from the belvedere of Isabel II, near the Moroccan border
Banner o Ceuta
Banner
Coat o airms o Ceuta
Coat o airms
Location o the Autonomous Ceety o Ceuta
Location o the Autonomous Ceety o Ceuta
Coordinates: 35°53′18″N 5°18′56″W / 35.88833°N 5.31556°W / 35.88833; -5.31556Coordinates: 35°53′18″N 5°18′56″W / 35.88833°N 5.31556°W / 35.88833; -5.31556
KintraSpain
Autonomous ceetyCeuta
First settled5t century BC
Cedit tae Spain1 Januar 1668
Autonomy status14 Mairch 1995
End o Muslim rule14 August 1415
Foondit biCarthaginians
Govrenment
 • TeepAutonomous ceety
 • BodiPalacio Municipal o Asamblea
 • MayorJuan Jesús Vivas Lara (PP)
Area
 • Total18.5 km2 (7.1 sq mi)
 • Land18.5 km2 (7.1 sq mi)
Elevation
10 m (30 ft)
Highest elevation349 m (1,145 ft)
Population
 (2000)[2]
 • Tot75,241
 • Estimate 
(2009)
78,674
 • Density4,100/km2 (11,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Ceutan
Time zoneUTC+1 (Madrid)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (Madrid)
ISO 3166-2
ES-CE
Postal code
51001 Ceuta
Offeecial leidSpaingie
ParliamentCortes Generales
Congress1 deputy (oot o 350)
Senate2 senators (oot o 264)
Wabsteidwww.ceuta.es

Ceuta (Spaingie 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 an the Atlantic Ocean. Efter Spain returned Ifni tae Morocco in 1969, Ceuta an Melilla remained the sole Spaingie 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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