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About Algeciras

Algeciras

 

Algeciras  is a port city in the south of Spain, and is the largest city on the Bay of Gibraltar (in Spanish, the Bahía de Algeciras). The Port of Algeciras is one of the largest ports in Europe and in the world in three categories: container, cargo and transhipment. It is situated 20 km north-east of Tarifa on the Río de la Miel, which is the southernmost river of the Iberian peninsula and continentalEurope. In 2012, it had a population of 116,917 people.

It is the biggest city among its metropolitan area, that also includes the municipalities of Los Barrios, La Línea de la Concepción, Castellar de la Frontera, Jimena de la Frontera, San Roque and Tarifa, with a population of 263,739.




Algeciras
Municipality

Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Palma.JPG
Flag of Algeciras
Flag
Coat of arms of Algeciras
Coat of arms
Municipal location in the Province of Cádiz
Municipal location in the Province of Cádiz

 



Name



The site of Roman cities called Portus Albus, Caetaria (current Getares) and Iuliua Tracta, the current name ofAlgeciras comes from the Arab period of the Iberian Peninsula: Al-Jazīra Al-Khadrā' Arabic الجزيرة الخضراء or Green Island.




 


Statue in Algeciras of King Alfonso XI of Castille, who conquered the city in 1344.







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Playa de Getares in Algeciras 
 




 

Port of Algeciras






 

Fishing port in Algeciras
 





 

San Bernardo Bus Station






 

Capilla de Nuestra Señora de Europa
 





 

Iglesia de la Palma





 

Avenida Blas Infante
 



 

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