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Encyclopedia > Algeciras
Algeciras, Spain
Nickname: "'Algecireño/a ("Algecireño/a")"
Location
Location of Algeciras
Government
Municipality Cádiz
Mayor Tómas Herrera Hormigo (PSOE)
Geographical characteristics
Area  
  City 86 km²
    Land   0.00 km²
    Water   0.00 km²
Population  
  City (2005) 111.283 (city proper)
    Density   1.294,0 hab/km²
Time zone
  Summer (DST)
CET (UTC+1)
CEST (UTC+2)
Website: http://www.ayto-algeciras.es/

Algeciras is a port city in the south of Spain, near the British colony/Overseas Territory of Gibraltar, slightly to the north from Tarifa, which is the southernmost town of the peninsular Spain and Europe (36°7′39″N, 5°27′14″W). Both cities are situated on the Strait of Gibraltar; Algeciras also faces the Mediterranean. A nickname is a short, clever, cute, derogatory, or otherwise substitute name for a person or things real name (for example, Bob, Rob, Robby, Robbie, Robi, Bobby, Rab, Bert, Bertie, Butch, Bobbers, Bobert, Bobadito, Robban, (in Sweden), is short for Robert). ... Image File history File links Map_of_Algeciras_(Cádiz). ... This is a list of the municipalities in the province of Cádiz in the autonomous community of Andalusia, Spain. ... Cádiz province Cádiz is a province of southern Spain, in the southwestern part of the autonomous community of Andalusia, being the southernmost point of continental Western Europe. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger,greater) is in modern times the title of the highest ranking municipal officer, who discharges certain judicial and administrative functions, in many systems an elected politician, who serves as chief executive and/or ceremonial official of many types of municipalities. ... José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero at a meeting in San Sebastián The Spanish Socialist Workers Party, commonly abbreviated by its Spanish initials, PSOE (Partido Socialista Obrero Español), is a major party in Spain and the second oldest, exceeded only by the Partido Carlista, founded in 1833. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... To help compare orders of magnitude of different geographical regions, we list here areas between 1,000 km² and 10,000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... World map of the population density in 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... Map of the world color-coded with areas in blue observing daylight saving time. ... Central European Time (CET) is one of the names of UTC+1 time zone, 1 hour ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. ... Central European Time West Africa Time British Summer Time* Irish Summer Time* Western European Summer Time* Category: ... Time zones of Europe: Pale colours indicate countries without daylight saving Central European Summer Time (CEST) is one of the names of UTC+2 time zone, 2 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. ... Eastern European Time Central Africa Time Israel Standard Time South Africa Standard Time Central European Summer Time West Africa Summer Time Category: ... Collection of photographs from Tarifa Tarifa is a small town on the southernmost part of Spain and of the European continent. ... The Strait of Gibraltar as seen from space. ... The Mediterranean Sea is an intercontinental sea positioned between Europe to the north, Africa to the south and Asia to the east, covering an approximate area of 2. ...


The name Algeciras is derived from the Arabic al-jazeera ("the island", from which Algiers and Al Jazeera are also derived). The original Arabic name of Algeciras was Al-Jazeera Al-Khudra (the Green Island). The Arabic language (Arabic: ‎ transliterated: ), or simply Arabic (Arabic: ‎ transliterated: ), is the largest member of the Semitic branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family (classification: South Central Semitic) and is closely related to Hebrew and Aramaic. ... Map of Algeria showing Algiers province Algiers (French Alger, (Arabic: ولاية الجزائر) El-Jazair, The Islands) is the capital and largest city of Algeria in North Africa. ... Al Jazeera logo Al Jazeera (الجزيرة), meaning The Island or The (Arabian) Peninsula (whence also Algiers) is an Arabic television channel based in Qatar. ...


The ruined town of Algeciras was refounded by the original inhabitants of Gibraltar, which abandoned the town in 1704, after the takeover by the Anglo-Dutch forces during the War of the Spanish Succession. Events Building of the Students Monument in Aiud, Romania. ... Charles II was the last Habsburg King of Spain. ...


On 1 August 1704, the Anglo-Dutch Navy began the siege of Gibraltar. They demanded the unconditional surrender and a forced oath of loyalty to Carlos III. The Gibraltar City Council refused the ultimatum. During the nights of 3rd and 4th of August, heavy shelling took place, targeting the castle and the town itself. Next day the Spaniards surrendered the town to the Prince of Hesse, one of the fleet commanders. The inhabitants, soldiers and officers were allowed to stay in the town, provided that they took an oath of fidelity to the Archduke as their new king. However, very few decided to run the risk of remaining on the town. August 1 is the 213th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (214th in leap years), with 152 days remaining. ... Events Building of the Students Monument in Aiud, Romania. ... Charles III (January 20, 1716 – December 14, 1788) was king of Spain from 1759 to 1788. ...


They possibly thought that they could return soon. Fortresses changed hands quite frequently in the 17th and 18th centuries. Anglo-Dutch rule in Gibraltar would be probably temporary, until the fortunes of war changed. Moreover, English attrocities in Cádiz in 1702 and the behaviour of sailors in the first days after the surrender of the town suggested the Gibraltar inhabitants that the escape could be the only way to return to the town and rebuild their lifes. Churches (except of the Cathedral) had been taken over as stores, and women insulted and outraged[1].


In July 1801, the French and Spanish fought the British in the Battle of Algeciras. The Battle of Algeciras Bay began on July 8, British squadron of seven ships of the line, one frigate and one brig, under French squadron of three line-of-battle ships and one frigate, under Admiral Linois. ...


The modern harbour of Algeciras is the 16th busiest in the world, with much traffic to and from Africa. A harbor (or harbour) or haven is a place where ships may shelter from the weather or are stored. ... Africa is the worlds second-largest and second-most populous continent, after Asia. ...


There is a regular ferry service to Tangiers (Morocco) and the Spanish enclave of Ceuta. Because many people who pass through stay the night at Algeciras, there are many hotels and hostels. Around the beginning of August, cars with families of Moroccan immigrants living in Europe mass in the haven waiting to embark the ferry to spend their holidays in Morocco. Tangier (in Berber and Arabic Tanja, in Spanish Tánger and in French Tanger) is a city of northern Morocco with a population of 350,000, or 550,000 including suburbs. ... Area  â€“ Total   28 km² Population  â€“ Total (2005)  â€“ Density  75,276  2688. ...


An important industry is the Cepsa refinery serving tankers in the Algeciras bay. Then the tankers take the fuel to Gibraltar waters to sell it with cheaper taxes. A refinery is a building and/or the equipment used for refining or processing specific products. ...


The main bus station of Algeciras is also just a few dozens metres from the railway station, near "Hotel Octavio". Many destinations in the region can be reached from this bus station, which has been renewed in 2005, reunifying all the bus routes in a same place (before the renewal, for certain destinations one needed to catch a bus at a bus stop along the street that leads to the harbour).


From Algeciras, one can visit Tarifa, to see bird migrations, and Gibraltar, only 30 minutes by bus. Collection of photographs from Tarifa Tarifa is a small town on the southernmost part of Spain and of the European continent. ...

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As a curiosity, Algeciras was the scenario of Operation Algeciras, a failed plan conceived by the Argentinian military to send some Montoneros to sabotage the British military facilities in Gibraltar during the Falklands War. Some of my holiday pictures of Algeciras File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Operation Algeciras was a failed plan conceived by the Argentinian military to covertly sabotage a British Royal Navy warship in Gibraltar during the Falklands War. ... Official logo of Montoneros The Movimiento Peronista Montonero was an Argentinian radical leftist nationalist-catholic guerrilla group, active during the 1970s. ... Combatants United Kingdom Argentina Casualties 255 killed 777 wounded 1 taken prisoner 649 killed 1,068 wounded 11,313 taken prisoner The Falklands War (Spanish: Guerra de las Malvinas) was an effective state of war in 1982 between Argentina and the United Kingdom over the Falkland Islands (also known in...

Port of Algeciras
Port of Algeciras

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External links

  • (Spanish) Algeciras City Council Official Website
  • Photos of Algeciras


edit Municipalities of Cádiz

Alcalá de los Gazules | Alcalá del Valle | Algar | Algeciras | Algodonales | Arcos de la Frontera | Barbate | Benalup-Casas Viejas | Benaocaz | Bornos | Castellar de la Frontera | Chiclana de la Frontera | Chipiona | Conil de la Frontera | Cádiz | El Bosque | El Gastor | El Puerto de Santa María | Espera | Grazalema | Jerez de la Frontera | Jimena de la Frontera | La Línea de la Concepción | Los Barrios | Medina-Sidonia | Olvera | Paterna de Rivera | Prado del Rey | Puerto Real | Puerto Serrano | Rota | San Fernando | San José del Valle | San Roque | Sanlúcar de Barrameda | Setenil de las Bodegas | Tarifa | Torre Alháquime | Trebujena | Ubrique | Vejer de la Frontera | Villaluenga del Rosario | Villamartín | Zahara Cádiz province Cádiz is a province of southern Spain, in the southwestern part of the autonomous community of Andalusia, being the southernmost point of continental Western Europe. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Andalusia_(simple). ... Alcalá de los Gazules is a city located in the province of Cádiz, Spain. ... Map of Alcalá del Valle, Cádiz Alcalá del Valle is a city located in the province of Cádiz, Spain. ... Map of Algar, Cádiz Algar is a city located in the province of Cádiz, Spain. ... Map of Algodonales, Cádiz Algodonales is a city located in the province of Cádiz, Spain. ... Arcos de la Frontera Another view of Arcos de la Frontera Arcos de la Frontera is a town of southern Spain, in the province of Cádiz; on the right bank of the river Guadalete, which flows past Santa Maria into the Bay of Cadiz. ... Map of Barbate, Cádiz Barbate is a city located in the province of Cádiz, Spain. ... Image:Map of Casas Viejas (Cádiz). ... Flag Seal Location Location of Benaocaz Government Municipality Cádiz Mayor José Rafael Reyes Pérez Geographical characteristics Area    - City 70 km²    - Land   70 km²    - Water   0. ... Map of Bornos, Cádiz Bornos is a town and municipality located in the province of Cádiz, Spain. ... Flag Seal Location Location of Castellar de la Frontera Government Municipality Cádiz Mayor Francisco Vaca García Geographical characteristics Area    - City 179 km²    - Land   179 km²    - Water   0. ... Chiclana de la Frontera is a city in southwestern Spain, in the province of Cadiz, near the Gulf of Cadiz. ... Chipiona is a town of the province of Cádiz, in Spain. ... Conil de la Frontera is a town on the Atlantic coast in the southern of Spain with around 19,000 inhabitants. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Tacita de plata (little silver cup) Location Location within Spain Government Province Cádiz Mayor Teófila Martínez (PP) Geographical characteristics Area     City 12. ... Flag Seal Location Location of El Bosque Government Municipality Cádiz Mayor Antonio Ramírez Ortega Geographical characteristics Area    - City 31 km²    - Land   31 km²    - Water   0. ... Map of El Gastor, Cádiz El Gastor is a city located in the province of Cádiz, Spain. ... El Puerto de Santa María is a city located on the banks of the Guadalete River in the province of Cádiz, Spain. ... Map of Espera, Cádiz Espera is a city located in the province of Cádiz, Spain. ... Grazalema is a tiny town located in the northeast of the province Cádiz,Andalusia,Spain at the foothills of Sierra del Pinar mountain range. ... Jerez de la Frontera (in former times also known as Xerex or Xeres) is a city and municipality in the province of Cádiz in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. ... Map of Jimena de la Frontera, Cádiz Jimena de la Frontera is a city located in the province of Cádiz, Spain. ... La Línea de la Concepción (generally known as La Línea) is a town in Spain, in the province of Cadiz in Andalucia. ... Los Barrios is a small town in the south of Spain. ... Medina-Sidonia is a city and municipality in the province of Cádiz in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. ... Map of Olvera, Cádiz Olvera is a city located in the province of Cádiz, Spain. ... Map of Paterna de Rivera, Cádiz Paterna de Rivera is a city located in the province of Cádiz, Spain. ... Flag Seal Location Location of Prado del Rey Government Municipality Cádiz Mayor Fernando Pérez Castillo Geographical characteristics Area    - City 49 km²    - Land   49 km²    - Water   0. ... Puerto Real is a seaport of southern Spain, in the province of Cadiz in Andalusia. ... Flag Seal Location Location of Puerto Serrano Government Municipality Cádiz Mayor Pedro Ruiz Peralta Geographical characteristics Area    - City 80 km²    - Land   80 km²    - Water   0. ... Flag Seal Location Location of Rota Government Municipality Cádiz Mayor Lorenzo Sánchez Alonso Geographical characteristics Area     City 84 km²     Land   84 km²     Water   0. ... San Fernando is a town in the province of Cádiz, Spain. ... Flag Seal Location Location of San José del Valle Government Municipality Cádiz Mayor Juan García Gutiérrez Geographical characteristics Area    - City 226 km²    - Land   226 km²    - Water   0. ... Flag Seal Location Location of San Roque Government Municipality Cádiz Mayor José Vázquez Castillo Geographical characteristics Area     City 140 km²     Land   140 km²     Water   0. ... Sanlúcar de Barrameda from the mouth of the Guadalquivir river Sanlúcar de Barrameda is a Spanish city in the northwestern part of the Cádiz province. ... Flag Seal Location Location of Setenil de las Bodegas Government Municipality Cádiz Mayor Cristóbal Rivera Hormigo Geographical characteristics Area    - City 82 km²    - Land   82 km²    - Water   0. ... Collection of photographs from Tarifa Tarifa is a small town on the southernmost part of Spain and of the European continent. ... Flag Seal Location Location of Torre Alháquime Government Municipality Cádiz Mayor Manuel Morilla Medina Geographical characteristics Area    - City 18 km²    - Land   18 km²    - Water   0. ... Flag Seal Location Location of Trebujena Government Municipality Cádiz Mayor Manuel Morilla Medina Geographical characteristics Area    - City 69 km²    - Land   69 km²    - Water   0. ... Ubrique is a town in Andalusia, Spain. ... Vejer de la Frontera, a town and municipality of southern Spain, in the province of Cádiz, on the right bank of the river Barbate and on the Cadiz-Tarifa railway. ... Flag Seal Location Location of Villaluenga del Rosario Government Municipality Cádiz Mayor Alfonso Carlos Moscoso Geographical characteristics Area    - City 57 km²    - Land   57 km²    - Water   0. ... Flag Seal Location Location of Villamartín Government Municipality Cádiz Mayor José Luis Calvillo Espinosa Geographical characteristics Area    - City 210 km²    - Land   210 km²    - Water   0. ... Flag Seal Location Location of Zahara de la Sierra Government Municipality Cádiz Mayor Antonio Olid Troya Geographical characteristics Area    - City 72 km²    - Land   72 km²    - Water   0. ...


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Algeciras - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (555 words)
Algeciras is a port city in the south of Spain, near the city of Gibraltar, slightly to the north from Tarifa, which is the southernmost town of the country (36°7′39″N, 5°27′14″W).
The ruined town of Algeciras was refounded by the original inhabitants of Gibraltar, which abandoned the town in 1704, after the takeover by the Anglo-Dutch forces during the War of the Spanish Succession.
The modern harbour of Algeciras is the 49th busiest in the world (as of 2003) in the world, with much traffic to and from Africa.
The Port Town of Algeciras in the Cadiz province, Andalucía, Southern Spain (506 words)
Algeciras is primarily and unashamedly a port and industrial centre, sprawling round the far side of the bay to Gibraltar.
Algeciras is the place to catch the train to Ronda which is definitely one of the best journeys in Andalucia which takes you via Gaucin and past some of the most beautiful pueblos blancos (white villages) in the whole of Andalucia.
Highspeed Catamaran from Tarifa, Algeciras, and Gibraltar to Tangier in Morocco.
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