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Murcia
View from Fuensanta Sanctuary
Coat of arms of Murcia
Flag Coat of Arms
Location
Coordinates : 37°59′N, 1°8′W
Time zone : CET (GMT +1)
- summer : CEST (GMT +2)
General information
Native name Murcia (Spanish)
Spanish name Murcia
Founded 825
Postal code 30001-30012
Area code 34 (Spain) + 968 (Murcia)
Website http://www.ayto-murcia.es/
Administration
Country Spain
Autonomous Community Murcia
Province Murcia
Comarca Huerta de Murcia
Mayor Miguel Ángel Cámara Botía (PP)
Geography
Land Area 881.86 km²
Altitude 43 m AMSL
Population
Population 424.362 (2006-10-20)
- rank in Spain: 7
Density 481.2 hab./km² (2006-10-20)

Murcia (37°59′N, 1°8′W) is a city and municipality on the river Segura in southeastern Spain and the capital of the Autonomous Community of the Region of Murcia. Its population is 422,861 (2007), and the population of its metropolitan area (urban area plus satellite towns) is 563,272, ranking as the 12th-largest metropolitan area of Spain. Since 1995 the mayor has been Miguel Ángel Cámara Botía (PP). Capital Murcia Area  â€“ Total  â€“ % of Spain Ranked 9th  11 313 km²  2,2% Population  â€“ Total (2003)  â€“ % of Spain  â€“ Density Ranked 10th  1 226 993  2,9%  108,46/km² Demonym  â€“ English  â€“ Spanish  Murcian  murciano/a Statute of Autonomy June 9, 1982 ISO 3166-2 MU Parliamentary representation  â€“ Congress seats  â€“ Senate... Murcia is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. ... Murcia can refer to: The Region of Murcia: a single-region autonomous community in Spain Murcia, Murcia, Spain: the capital of the Region of Murcia Murcia, Negros Occidental: a city in the Phillipines Murcia: a city in the Region of Cartago, Costa Rica Murcia: a city in the Pando Department... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (2016 × 1512 pixel, file size: 1. ... Fuensanta is: A municipality in Albacete, Castile-La Mancha, Spain. ... Ajax prepares to violate the sanctuary of Athena by abducting Cassandra by force: red-figure vase, c. ... Image File history File links Bandera_de_Murcia. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links File links The following pages link to this file: Murcia ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... This article is about the international language known as Spanish. ... Postcodes are generally clearly visible outside Australia Post offices. ... A telephone numbering plan is a system that allows subscribers to make and receive telephone calls across long distances. ... A website (alternatively, web site or Web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or more web servers, usually accessible via the Internet. ... The term Administration, as used in the context of government, differs according to jurisdiction. ... For other uses, see Country (disambiguation). ... Spains fifty provinces (provincias) are grouped into seventeen autonomous communities (comunidades aut nomas), in addition to two African autonomous cities (ciudades aut nomas) (Ceuta and Melilla). ... Capital Murcia Area  â€“ Total  â€“ % of Spain Ranked 9th  11 313 km²  2,2% Population  â€“ Total (2003)  â€“ % of Spain  â€“ Density Ranked 10th  1 226 993  2,9%  108,46/km² Demonym  â€“ English  â€“ Spanish  Murcian  murciano/a Statute of Autonomy June 9, 1982 ISO 3166-2 MU Parliamentary representation  â€“ Congress seats  â€“ Senate... In addition to its autonomous communities, Spain is divided into fifty provinces. ... Capital Murcia Area  â€“ Total  â€“ % of Spain Ranked 9th  11 313 km²  2,2% Population  â€“ Total (2003)  â€“ % of Spain  â€“ Density Ranked 10th  1 226 993  2,9%  108,46/km² Demonym  â€“ English  â€“ Spanish  Murcian  murciano/a Statute of Autonomy June 9, 1982 ISO 3166-2 MU Parliamentary representation  â€“ Congress seats  â€“ Senate... This is a list of the comarques (singular comarca) of Catalonia. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... The Peoples Party (Spanish: Partido Popular, PP) is the largest right-wing political party in Spain. ... Altitude is the elevation of an object from a known level or datum. ... The term above mean sea level (AMSL) refers to the elevation (on the ground) or altitude (in the air) of any object, relative to the average sea level. ... For other uses, see Density (disambiguation). ... A municipality is an administrative entity composed of a clearly defined territory and its population and commonly referring to a city, town, or village, or a small grouping of them. ... Segura River. ... Not to be confused with capitol. ... Capital Murcia Area  â€“ Total  â€“ % of Spain Ranked 9th  11 313 km²  2,2% Population  â€“ Total (2003)  â€“ % of Spain  â€“ Density Ranked 10th  1 226 993  2,9%  108,46/km² Demonym  â€“ English  â€“ Spanish  Murcian  murciano/a Statute of Autonomy June 9, 1982 ISO 3166-2 MU Parliamentary representation  â€“ Congress seats  â€“ Senate... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... The Peoples Party (Spanish: Partido Popular, PP) is the largest right-wing political party in Spain. ...


Murcia is built nearly in the centre of a low-lying fertile plain, known as the huerta or orchard or vinyard of Murcia, which includes the valleys of the Segura and its right-hand tributary the Guadalentín or river Sangonera, and is surrounded by mountains. Despite the proximity of the sea, the climate is subject to great variations: the summer heat is severe, while frosts are occasionally experienced in the capital during the winter. A huerta is a little field, common in Spain, in which a variety of common vegetables and fruit trees, especially lemons, is cultivated for family consumption and sale. ... Segura River. ...


Precipitation in Murcia is scarce, with less than 200 mm (7.9 inches) registered in the hydrological year October 2004 to September 2005.


Murcia-San Javier Airport (MJV) is located on the edge of the Mar Menor close to the towns of San Javier and Santiago de la Ribera, 45 kilometres (28 mi) southeast of Murcia, about 30 minutes by car. The airport at Alicante is frequently used by travellers to Murcia also. Murcia-San Javier Airport (IATA: MJV, ICAO: LELC) is a military air base and civilian passenger airport located in San Javier, 17 miles south of Murcia, Spain. ... Mar Menor is a salty lagoon, in the south-east of the autonomous Community of Murcia, in Spain, separated from Mediterranean sea by a sand bar 22 km length and from a variable width from 100 to 1200 meters. ... Location Coordinates : Time zone : CET (GMT +1) - summer : CEST (GMT +2) General information Native name Alacant (Catalan) Spanish name Alicante Postal code 03000 - 03016 Website www. ...

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Geography

The municipal has an approximate extension of 882 square kilometres (341 sq mi) and is divided from east to west in two parts separated by a series of mountain ranges (Carrascoy, El Puerto, Villares, Columbares, Altaona and Escalona). These two zones are denominated Field of Murcia and Orchard of Murcia. Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


The city is located at 43 m.a.s.l., in the medium alluvial plain of the Segura river (Vega Media del Segura). The river crosses the city from west to east. It is a river with Mediterranean pluvial regime, little volume but with strong swellings, like those of 1946, 1948, 1973 or 1989 that flooded the Murcian capital. Meters Above Sea Level is a standard metric measurement of the elevation of a location in reference to mean sea level. ... Segura River. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ...


The most well-known and significant landscape of the municipal area is its orchard, which dominates in great part the municipality. It is a plain territory but with hills that surround the ample valley of the River Segura, one of the most polluted rivers in Europe, where the mountain ranges of the south (Cordillera Sur) and the steep hill of Monteagudo in the middle of the plain can be emphasized. A community apple orchard originally planted for productive use during the 1920s, in Westcliff on Sea (Essex, England) An orchard is an intentional planting of trees or shrubs maintained for food production. ...


In addition to the orchard and urban zones, the great expanse of the municipal area is made up of different landscapes: badlands, the pine groves of Carrasco pine in the precoastal mountain ranges and, pass these towards the south, semi-steppe surroundings. The Chinle Badlands at Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. ... Subgenera Subgenus Strobus Subgenus Ducampopinus Subgenus Pinus See Pinus classification for complete taxonomy to species level. ... This article is about the ecological zone type. ...


Also a part of the natural space of Carrascoy and the Valley (Carrascoy y el Valle), a Regional Park, is inside the municipality of Murcia.


Districts

The 881.86-square-kilometre (340.49 sq mi) territory of the municipality of Murcia is made up of 54 pedanías (suburban districts) and 28 barrios (city neighborhood districts). The barrios make up the 12.86-square-kilometre (4.97 sq mi) urban section, the main city. The "center" of the city, the old quarter, is approximately 1.5 kilometres (0.9 mi) across with approximately 3 square kilometres (1 sq mi) of area. Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... “km” redirects here. ... “Miles” redirects here. ...


Climate

Given its proximity to the Mediterranean Sea, Murcia enjoys a Mediterranean climate, of semi-arid type, with smooth winters and warm summers. Mediterranean redirects here. ...


It has more than 300 days of sun in the year, with few precipitations,water being considered very good in the region, given in addition the great orchard diversity that characterizes the zone. Sometimes it undergoes a gota fría (heavy rain), where the entire year's precipitation is concentrated into a few days.


The temperature oscillates between 16°C/4°C of January and 29°C/19°C of August, although 36°C is surpassed during many summers. The 20th century record high temperature for Spain was 47.2 °C (117.0 °F) in Murcia on July 4, 1994. For other uses, see Celsius (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Fahrenheit (disambiguation). ... is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ...


History

Demographic evolution
Demographic evolution

Murcia was founded with the name of Medinat Mursiya in A.D. 825 by Abd ar-Rahman II, emir of Al-Andalus. The Arabs, taking advantage of the course of the river Segura, created a complex network of irrigation channels that made the town prosperous and is the predecessor of the modern irrigation system. The Arab traveller Muhammad al-Idrisi described it in the 12th century as populous and strongly fortified. After the fall of the Caliphate of Cordoba in 1031, Murcia passed successively under the rule of Almería, Toledo and Seville. In 1172 it was taken by the Almohades, and from 1223 to 1243 it became the capital of an independent kingdom. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (974x604, 32 KB) Evolución de la población de Murcia Fuente: Instituto Nacional de Estadística www. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (974x604, 32 KB) Evolución de la población de Murcia Fuente: Instituto Nacional de Estadística www. ... Events Egbert of Wessex defeats Beornwulf of Mercia at Ellandun. ... Abd-ar-rahman II (822 - 852) was one of the weaker of the Spanish Umayyads. ... Al-Andalus is the Arabic name given the Iberian Peninsula by its Muslim conquerors; it refers to both the Caliphate proper and the general period of Muslim rule (711–1492). ... Languages Arabic other minority languages Religions Predominantly Sunni Islam, as well as Shia Islam, Greek Orthodoxy, Greek Catholicism, Roman Catholicism, Alawite Islam, Druzism, Ibadi Islam, and Judaism Footnotes a Mainly in Antakya. ... Al-Idrisis world map from 1154. ... The interior of the Great Mosque in Córdoba, now a Christian cathedral. ... Almeria redirects here. ... For other uses, see Toledo (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Seville (disambiguation). ... Events Duke Richard of Aquitaine becomes Duke of Poitiers. ... The Almohad Dynasty (From Arabic الموحدون al-Muwahhidun, i. ... // Events August 6 - Louis VIII is crowned King of France. ... // Events Innocent IV was elected pope. ...


The Castilians, led by King Alfonso X, took it at the end of this period, when large numbers of immigrants from north Catalonia and Provence settled in the town; Catalan names are still not uncommon. In 1296, Murcia and its region were transferred to the Kingdom of Aragon, but in 1304, in virtue of the Treaty of Torrellas, it was finally incorporated into Castile. The starting point of Crown of Castile can be considered when the union of the Kingdoms of Castile and Leon in 1230 or the later fusion of their Cortes (their Parlaments). ... Alfonso X and his court. ... This article is about the Spanish Autonomous Community. ... Coat of arms of Provence Provence (Provençal Occitan: Provença in classical norm or Prouvènço in Mistralian norm) was a Roman province and now is a region of southeastern France on the Mediterranean Sea adjacent to Italy. ... Catalan IPA: (català IPA: or []) is a Romance language, the national language of Andorra, and a co-official language in the Spanish autonomous communities of Balearic Islands, Catalonia and Valencia, and in the city of LAlguer in the Italian island of Sardinia. ... March 30 - Edward I stormed Berwick-upon-Tweed, sacking the then Scottish border town with much bloodshed. ... Coat of arms The Kingdom of Aragon at its greatest extent, c. ... Events 20 July - Fall of Stirling Castle: Edward I of England takes the last rebel stronghold in the Wars of Scottish Independence. ... The Treaty of Torrellas (called a sentencia arbitral, sentence by arbitration, in Castilian), signed in Zaragoza in 1304, settled the question of conquest of the Kingdom of Murcia, thitherto a dependency of the Crown of Castile, by James II of Aragon. ...


Murcia flourished in the 18th century, mainly due to the boom of the silk industry. Many of its churches and monuments are from this period.


The town and surrounding area suffered badly from floods in 1651, 1879 and 1907, though the construction of a levee did much to keep the Segura within its own channel. A popular walkway, the Malecon, runs along the top of the levee. // Events January 1 - Charles II crowned King of Scotland in Scone. ... Year 1879 (MDCCCLXXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1907 (MCMVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ...


Murcia was struck by an earthquake in 1829. According to contemporary accounts, some 6,000 people died in the province. This article is about the natural seismic phenomenon. ... Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1829 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...


Murcia has been the capital of the province of Murcia since 1838, and capital of the autonomous community (which includes only the province) since its creation in 1982. | Jöns Jakob Berzelius, discoverer of protein 1838 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ...


Demographics

Murcia has 416,996 inhabitants (INE 2006), making it the seventh Spanish municipality by population. Nevertheless, due to Murcia's large municipal territory, its population density (472 hab./km², 760 hab./sq.mi.) is not among the highest in Spain. Instituto Nacional de Estadística (INE) Statistics National Institute, is the official organisation in Spain that collects statistics about demography, economy, and spanish society. ...


When adding in the municipalities of Alcantarilla, Alguazas, Beniel, Molina de Segura, Santomera and Las Torres de Cotillas, the metropolitan area has 564,036 inhabitants, making it the 12th most populous metropolitan area of Spain. This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


According to the official population data of the INE, 10.16% of the population of the municipality had a foreign nationality as of 2005. Instituto Nacional de Estadística (INE) Statistics National Institute, is the official organisation in Spain that collects statistics about demography, economy, and spanish society. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Sights and monuments

Santa María Cathedral of the Diocese of Cartagena
Santa María Cathedral of the Diocese of Cartagena

The Cathedral of the Diocese of Cartagena (based in Murcia) was built between 1394 and 1465 in Castilian Gothic style. Its tower was completed in 1792 and it shows a mixture of styles. The first two stories were built in Renaissance style (1521-1546) and the third one is Baroque. The bell pavilion has Rococo and Neoclassical influences. The main façade (1736-1754) is considered a masterpiece of the Spanish Baroque style. Image File history File linksMetadata Catedral_de_Murcia. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Catedral_de_Murcia. ... The Cathedral of Murcia is a Roman Catholic cathedral located in Murcia, south-eastern Spain, and dating from the 14th century. ... The Cathedral of Murcia is a Roman Catholic cathedral located in Murcia, south-eastern Spain, and dating from the 14th century. ... // Events Roger Mortimer, 4th Earl of March, travels with King Richard II of England to Ireland. ... Events July 13 - Battle of Montlhéry Troops of King Louis XI of France fight inconclusively against an army of the great nobles organized as the League of the Public Weal. ... The western facade of Reims Cathedral, France. ... 1792 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... This article is about the European Renaissance of the 14th-17th centuries. ... Events January 3 - Pope Leo X excommunicates Martin Luther in the papal bull Decet Romanum Pontificem. ... // Events Spanish conquest of Yucatan Peace between England and France Foundation of Trinity College, Cambridge by Henry VIII of England Katharina von Bora flees to Magdeburg Science Architecture Michelangelo Buonarroti is made chief architect of St. ... For other uses, see Baroque (disambiguation). ... A style of 18th century French art and interior design, Rococo style rooms were designed as total works of art with elegant and ornate furniture, small sculptures, ornamental mirrors, and tapestry complementing architecture, reliefs, and wall paintings. ... The Cathedral of Vilnius (1783), by Laurynas Gucevičius. ... Events January 26 - Stanislaus I of Poland abdicates his throne. ... 1754 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... The most impressive display of Churrigueresque spatial decoration may be found in the west facade of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela (1738-49). ...


Other noteworthy buildings in the square in front of the Cathedral (Plaza Cardenal Belluga) are the colourful Bishop's Palace (18th century) and a controversial extension to the town hall by Rafael Moneo. The extension to Atocha Railway Station José Rafael Moneo Vallés (born May 9, 1937) is a Spanish architect. ...


The Glorieta, next to the Segura River, has traditionally been the center of the town. This a pleasant landscaped square, built in the 18th century. The ayuntamiento (city hall) is located here. This article is about a river. ... It has been suggested that Town Hall be merged into this article or section. ...


Pedestrian areas cover most of the old town, centered around Platería and Trapería Streets. Trapería goes from the Cathedral to the Plaza de Santo Domingo, the former market square. Located in Trapería is the Casino, a social club erected in 1847, with a sumptuous interior that includes a Moorish-style patio inspired by the Alhambra royal rooms. 1847 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... The Alhambra (Arabic: الحمراء = Al-Ħamrā; literally the red fortress) is a palace and fortress complex of the Moorish monarchs of Granada in southern Spain (known as Al-Andalus when the fortress was constructed), occupying a hilly terrace on the southeastern border of the city of Granada. ...

Some other places worth seeing are the Malecón boulevard, La Fuensanta sanctuary and El Valle regional park, Los Jerónimos monastery, the Romea theatre, Almudí Palace, Monteagudo Castle, the Salzillo Museum, and the San Juan de Dios church-museum. In the metropolitan area, you can also see the Azud de la Contraparada reservoir and the Noria de La Ñora water wheel.


Festivals

The Holy Week processions in the city of Murcia are famous throughout Spain. Life-sized sculptures by Francisco Salzillo (17071783) are taken out of museums and carried around the city in elegant processions full of flowers and, at night, candles. These finely detailed sculptures portray events leading up to and including the Crucifixion. A Holy Week procession is an event taking place in Holy Week, most often in a country with traditional Roman Catholic culture. ... Francisco Salzillo, also seen as Salcillo y Alcaraz (12 May 1707 - 1781) was a Spanish sculptor. ... Events January 1 - John V is crowned King of Portugal March 26 - The Acts of Union becomes law, making the separate Kingdoms of England and Scotland into one country, the Kingdom of Great Britain. ... 1783 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... A diagram of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre based on a german documentary, claimed to be the site of Calvary and the Tomb of Jesus. ...


Possibly the most colourful celebrations are the week after Holy Week, when Murcians dress in traditional huertano clothing to celebrate the Bando de la Huerta (Huerta parade) on Tuesday and fill the streets for the Entierro de la Sardina (Burial of the Sardine) parade on Saturday. For the 1958 novel of the same name by Louis Aragon, see La Semaine Sainte. ... A huerta is a little field, common in Spain, in which a variety of common vegetables and fruit trees, especially lemons, is cultivated for family consumption and sale. ... United States Marines on parade. ...


Murcia Three Cultures International Festival: takes place in May and was created with the idea of overcoming the barrier of racism and xenophobia , understanding and reconciliation of the three cultures that populated the peninsula: Christians, Jews [1] and Muslims. Each year the festival brings us closer to these three cultures through music , but also we find exhibits,symposiums and conferences.


Economy

Murcia serves as a major producer of agricultural products; it is common to find Murcia's tomatoes and lettuce, and especially lemons and oranges, in European supermarkets. This article is about the fruit. ... Binomial name (L.) Osbeck[1] Percentages are relative to US recommendations for adults. ...


These days, the economy of the region is turning towards "residential tourism" in which many people from northern European countries have a second home in sunny Murcia.


The economy of Murcia is also supported by fairs and congresses, museums, theatres, cinemas, music, aquariums, bullfighting, restaurants, hotels, campings, sports, foreign students, and tourism.


Transportation

Tram project
Tram project
  • Bus: The transport is provided by Latbus which operates the urban bus and other interurban services.
  • Tramway: Provided by Tranvimur which operates the urban tram, a little line 2 kilometres long, finished in April 2007. There are, in total, 4 lines in project.
  • Train: Provided by RENFE. Murcia have two lines of Cercanías trains, to Alicante and Águilas

Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article refers to public transport vehicles running on rails. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Map of the Spanish rail network as it was in 2005, with colour-coded track types A new Cercanías Civia unit near Puerto Real (Cádiz) AVE Class 100 train at Cordoba station Renfe Operadora is the state-owned company which operates freight and passenger trains on the 1668... Cercanías are commuter train networks that cover major metropolitan areas in Spain. ... Location Coordinates : Time zone : CET (GMT +1) - summer : CEST (GMT +2) General information Native name Alacant (Catalan) Spanish name Alicante Postal code 03000 - 03016 Website www. ... Águilas is a municipality and seaport of southeastern Spain, in the province of Murcia. ...

Healthcare

The hospitals and other public primary healthcare centers belong to the Murcian Healthcare Service. There are three public hospitals in Murcia: Capital Murcia Official language(s) Spanish; Area  â€“ Total  â€“ % of Spain Ranked 9th  11,313 km²  2. ...

  • Ciudad Sanitaria Virgen de La Arrixaca in El Palmar, that includes obstetrics and pediatrics units
  • Hospital Reina Sofía
  • Hospital Morales Meseguer

Obstetrics (from the Latin obstare, to stand by) is the surgical specialty dealing with the care of a woman and her offspring during pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (the period shortly after birth). ... This article is about the branch of medicine. ...

Education

Murcia has three universities:

  • two public universities: the University of Murcia, founded in 1912 and the UPCT, Polytechnic University of Cartagena; and
  • one private university: the UCAM, Saint Anthony Catholic University.

There are also several high schools, elementary schools, and professional schools. Murcia has 3 types of schools for children: private schools such as El Limonar (well-known English language school), semi-private schools (concertado) such as Los Maristas (well-known for its graduates), and public schools such as Colegio Publico (CP) San Pablo (known for maths and science). The private schools and concertados can be religious (Catholic) or nonreligious. The public schools are strictly nonreligious. More information is needed here to define concertado: a school receiving government money but private in nature even religious. Such schools fill the gap by providing schools where the government isn't able to or come from a time in the past before the government developed a national school system and these private schools were working and were thus left in place and given the responsibility to act as public schools in educating all without having to become nonreligious like all other public schools. The University of Murcia (Spanish: Universidad de Murcia) is the main university in Murcia, Spain. ... 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday in the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... For other places with the same name, see Cartagena (disambiguation). ...

Notable people from Murcia

Laura Dominguez For the Maliki scholar, see Ibn al-Arabi. ... Sufism (Arabic تصوف taṣawwuf) is a system of esoteric philosophy commonly associated with Islam. ... Portrait of Diego Saavedra Fajardo Diego de Saavedra Fajardo (May 6, 1584, Algezares, in Murcia— Madrid 1648) was a Spanish diplomat and man of letters. ... Francisco Salzillo, also seen as Salcillo y Alcaraz (12 May 1707 - 1781) was a Spanish sculptor. ... José Moñino, conde de Floridablanca José Moñino y Redondo, conde de Floridablanca (October 21, 1728 - December 30, 1808), Spanish statesman. ... Charles III of Spain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Juan de la Cierva (21 September 1895 – 19 December 1936) was a Spanish aeronautical engineer and pilot. ... An autogyro is a type of rotorcraft invented by Juan de la Cierva in 1919, making its first successful flight on January 9, 1923 at Cuatro Vientos Airfield in Madrid, Spain. ... Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (born April 25, 1980 in Las Lumbreras, Murcia) is a Spanish cyclist. ... Luis León Sánchez Gil (born 24 November 1983) is a Spanish road bicycle racer. ... Nicolás Almagro (born August 21, 1985) is a Spanish tennis player known for his flair, talent and inconsistency. ... María del Rosario Pilar Martínez Molina Baeza de Rasten (born March 13, 1951; disputed year 1941) better known in the Latin and Hollywood show business as Charo, is a singer, dancer, comedienne, actress and classical guitar player. ...


Sport teams

Real Murcia is a Spanish football club based in Murcia, they were founded in 1908. ... The Spanish football league is called La Liga. ... Soccer redirects here. ... An indoor soccer game in Mexico. ...

Sister cities

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See also

Capital Murcia Area  - total  - % of Spain Ranked 9th 11 313 km² 2,2% Population  - Total (2003)  - % of Spain  - Density Ranked 10th 1 226 993 2,9% 108,46/km² Demonym  - English  - Spanish Murcian murciano/a Statute of Autonomy June 19, 1982 ISO 3166-2 MU Parliamentary representation  Congress seats  Senate...

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  • This article incorporates text from the Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition, a publication now in the public domain.
Encyclopædia Britannica, the eleventh edition The Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition (1910–1911) is perhaps the most famous edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica. ... The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ... This is a list of the municipalities in the province and autonomous community of Murcia, Spain. ... Capital Murcia Area  â€“ Total  â€“ % of Spain Ranked 9th  11 313 km²  2,2% Population  â€“ Total (2003)  â€“ % of Spain  â€“ Density Ranked 10th  1 226 993  2,9%  108,46/km² Demonym  â€“ English  â€“ Spanish  Murcian  murciano/a Statute of Autonomy June 9, 1982 ISO 3166-2 MU Parliamentary representation  â€“ Congress seats  â€“ Senate... Abanilla is a Spanish municipality located in the province of Murcia in the Autonomous Community of Murcia. ... Abarán is a Spanish municipality located in the province of Murcia. ... Águilas is a municipality and seaport of southeastern Spain, in the province of Murcia. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... San Pedro del Pinatar (coordinates: ) is a small town and municipality in the autonomous community and province of Murcia, southeastern Spain. ... Bullas is a municipality and town in the autonomous community of Murcia, southeast Spain. ... Santuario de la Virgen de la Esperanza, Calasparra Calasparra is a municipality in the autonomous community of Murcia, Spain. ... Baroque façade of the Castle of Vera Cruz Caravaca de la Cruz (or simply and more commonly Caravaca) is a town and municipality of southeastern Spain, in the province of Murcia, near the left bank of the River Caravaca, a tributary of the Segura. ... For other places of the same name, see Cartagena Cartagena is a seaport in southeast Spain on the Mediterranean Sea, in the autonomous community of Murcia. ... Cehegín is a town and municipality in the province and autonomous community of Murcia, Spain, situated some 66 km from the city of Murcia. ... Cieza is a town and municipality in Spain, in the autonomous community of Murcia. ... Jumilla is a wine-producing region in southern Spain. ... Lorca is a city in southeast Spain, in the autonomous community of Murcia. ... Mazarrón is a municipality in the autonomous community and province of Murcia, southeastern Spain. ... General view Moratalla () is a small town, center of a large municipality (961 km²) of the same name in southeastern Spain, belonging to the Autonomous Community of Murcia. ... View of Mula Mula is a municipality in the northeast of the autonomous community of Murcia in Spain, with approximately 16,000 inhabitants (2005, INE figures). ... San Pedro del Pinatar (coordinates: ) is a small town and municipality in the autonomous community and province of Murcia, southeastern Spain, Europe. ... Totana is a municipality of the Murcia (autonomous community) province in Spain. ... La Unión is situated in the Region of Murcia, in the southwest of Spain. ... Yecla is a town in eastern Spain, in the extreme north of the autonomous community of Murcia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Region_of_Murcia. ...

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Murcia Spain (1241 words)
Embedded in between parts of the mountains of the Sierra de Orihuela and the Cresta de Gallo lies Murcia, the city which is due to the large and sophisticated watering system, very famous for vegetables.
The Murcia region was first populated by the ancient Iberian tribes which started intense commercial relationships with the Phoenicians and Greeks, founding commercial factories on the coastal area.
From a tourist point of view, Spain and Murcia itself offer you a huge amount of interesting places to visit as the history of the city goes back to the years 800 where it was originally founded as part of Cordoba.
Murcia travel guide - Wikitravel (664 words)
Murcia is a small city (350,000 inhabitants) on the East coast of Spain.
The city of Murcia was founded in 831 by Abd-Al-Rahman II in the center of the Segura river valley.
Murcia is served by San Javier Airport, with many international flights including Belfast, Bergen, Birmingham, Blackpool, Bristol, Brussels, Dublin, Edinburgh, Exeter, Helsinki, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Norwich, Nottingham, Oslo, Southampton, Stavanger and Trondheim.
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