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About 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.


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Flag of Algeciras
Coat of arms of Algeciras
Coat of arms
Municipal location in the Province of Cádiz
Municipal location in the Province of Cádiz



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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