Province of Seville

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Seville Province
Province
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Autonomous community Andalusia
Capital Seville
Area
 • Total 14,042 km2 (5,422 sq mi)
Area rank Ranked
  2.78% of Spain
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,917,097
 • Rank Ranked
 • Density 140/km2 (350/sq mi)
Official language(s) Spanish
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Seville (Spanish: Sevilla) is a province of southern Spain, in the western part of the autonomous community of Andalusia. It is bordered by the provinces of Málaga, Cádiz, Huelva, Badajoz, and Córdoba.

Its area is 14,042 km². Its population is 1,914,958 (2010), of whom 40% live in the capital, Seville, and its population density is 125.25/km² It contains 105 municipalities.

The province shares the Parque Nacional de Doñana with Huelva province.

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.

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Coordinates: 37°30′N 5°30′W / 37.500°N 5.500°W / 37.500; -5.500