Seville

Seville is known as the financial, cultural, and artistic capital of the south of Spain. It is the actual capital of the province of Sevilla as well as of Andalusia. The city is located on the River Guadalquivir’s plain. It is on an altitude of seven meters above sea level. The people who live in Seville are known as Sevillanos or Hispalenses, and the feminine form of this term is Sevillanas. It covers an area of around one hundred and forty square kilometers and is home to 699145 people. The metropolitan area (combining both the satellite towns and the urban area) on the other hand has 1450214 people which makes it rank fourth among all the other metropolitan areas of Spain.

The climate of Seville is classified as being a Mediterranean climate. The ocean influences the temperatures to a certain extent. The city is one of the warmest cities of Europe with an annual average temperature of sixty degrees Fahrenheit. The winters are mild with the month of January being the coolest. The summer season on the other hand is very warm with the month of August being the warmest. The temperature has even gone above forty degrees centigrade a number of times.

The city is a gastronomic hub, and the cuisine in the city depends mostly on the products obtained from the areas ad provinces in the surroundings. Seafood is from Cadiz, sherry from Jerez de la Frontera, and olive oil from Jaen. The local dishes which are particular to Seville include grilled and fried seafood (such as dogfish, cuttlefish, squid and sqordgish), Andalusian ham, grilled meats, snails, lamb’s kidneys, and snails. One of the major cultural attractions of the Seville is the tapas scene. This refers to where people eat small dishes called tapas while moving from one bar to another. Except for the traditional Christmas dishes called mantecados and polvorones, all the afore mentioned dishes are eaten throughout the year.

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