Seville has a warm mediterranean climate with an annual average temperature of 18.5 °C . Winters are generally mild while summers are hot. The maximum temperatures in summer often surpass 40°C. The locality of Écija is popularly known as the “Frying pan of Andalusia” for its torrid summers.
Seville is the 4th most populated province in Spain and the 1st in Andalusia with 1.868.343 inhabitants in 2008 (INE). The province of Seville generates 1.92% of the Spanish hotel movement.
In terms of tourism the city of Seville is one of the leading cities in Andalusia, situated behind Barcelona and Madrid on a national level.