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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
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; -5.31556Coordinates: 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
 • Tot 18.5 km2 (7.1 sq mi)
 • Laund 18.5 km2 (7.1 sq mi)
Elevation 10 m (30 ft)
Highest elevation[1] 349 m (1,145 ft)
Population (2000)[2]
 • Tot 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 www.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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