Granada (province)


Granada (province)

Spanish Province
name = Granada
full-name = Granada



coat-of-arms = Provincia de Granada - Escudo.svg
motto =
anthem =


capital = Granada
language = Spanish
area = 12,531
area-rank = 15
area-magnitude =
area-percent =
pop = 876,184
pop-rank = 17
pop-percent =
pop-date = 2006
density = 69.3
english-name = Granadin
spanish-name = Granadino
local-lang =
local-name =
autonomous-community = Andalusia
government = Diputation of Granada
president = Antonio Martínez Caler (PSOE)
website = http://www.dipgra.es/

Granada is a province of southern Spain, in the eastern part of the autonomous community of Andalusia. It is bordered by the provinces of Albacete, Murcia, Almería, Jaén, Córdoba, Málaga, and the Mediterranean Sea. Its capital is Granada.

Its area is 12,635 km². Its population is 876,184 (2006), of whom about 30% live in the capital, and its population density is 64.82/km² It contains 168 municipalities.

There are Roman Catholic cathedrals at Granada and Guadix.

The tallest mountain in Iberian Peninsula, Mulhacén, is located in Granada. It measures 3,481 m.

Granada shares the Sierra Nevada National Park (in the Sierra Nevada mountain range) with Almería province.

Although slightly too far east to catch the floods of British tourists coming to the Costa del Sol via Málaga, Granada brings in a number of tourists with its Moorish architecture and famous Alhambra. In the winter the mountains of the Sierra Nevada play host to a small but thriving ski industry; these are Europe's most southerly ski resorts.

See also

*List of municipalities in Granada

External links

*es icon [http://www.dipgra.es/ Diputación Provincial de Granada] (Provincial government)
*es [http://www.juntadeandalucia.es/medioambiente/servtc5/ventana/mostrarFicha.do?idEspacio=7418 Natural Park of Sierra Nevada]
*es [http://www.juntadeandalucia.es/medioambiente/servtc5/ventana/mostrarFicha.do?idEspacio=7415 Natural Park of Sierra de Baza]
*es [http://www.juntadeandalucia.es/medioambiente/servtc5/ventana/mostrarFicha.do?idEspacio=7416 Natural Park of Sierra de Castril]
*es [http://www.juntadeandalucia.es/medioambiente/servtc5/ventana/mostrarFicha.do?idEspacio=7417 Natural Park of Sierra de Huétor]
*es [http://www.juntadeandalucia.es/medioambiente/servtc5/ventana/mostrarFicha.do?idEspacio=7399 Natural Paraje Cliffs of Maro - Cerro Gordo]


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