Ceuta

  • ceuta

    sebta  (berber languages)
    سبتة  (arabic)
    autonomous city
    vista de ceuta y la península de almina desde el mirador de isabel ii.jpg
    flag of ceuta
    flag
    coat of arms of ceuta
    coat of arms
    map of ceuta
    location of ceuta within spain
    coordinates: 35°53′18″n 5°18′56″w / 35°53′18″n 5°18′56″w / 35.88833; -5.31556

    ceuta (uk: ə/, us: ə/,[2][3] spanish: [ˈθeuta]; berber languages: sebta; arabic: سبتة‎, romanizedsabtah) is a spanish autonomous city on the north coast of africa.

    bordered by morocco, it lies along the boundary between the mediterranean sea and the atlantic ocean and is one of nine populated spanish territories in africa and, along with melilla, one of two populated spanish territories on mainland africa. it was part of province of cádiz until 14 march 1995. on that date statutes of autonomy were passed for both ceuta and melilla.

    ceuta, like melilla and the canary islands, was classified as a free port before spain joined the european union.[4] its population consists of christians, muslims and small minorities of sephardic jews and ethnic sindhi hindus.

    spanish is the official language. darija arabic is also spoken by the 40–50% of the population who are of moroccan origin.[5][6]

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Ceuta

Sebta  (Berber languages)
سبتة  (Arabic)
Vista de Ceuta y la península de Almina desde el mirador de Isabel II.jpg
Map of Ceuta
Location of Ceuta within Spain
Coordinates: 35°53′18″N 5°18′56″W / 35°53′18″N 5°18′56″W / 35.88833; -5.31556

Ceuta (UK: ə/, US: ə/,[2][3] Spanish: [ˈθeuta]; Berber languages: Sebta; Arabic: سبتة‎, romanizedSabtah) is a Spanish autonomous city on the north coast of Africa.

Bordered by Morocco, it lies along the boundary between the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean and is one of nine populated Spanish territories in Africa and, along with Melilla, one of two populated Spanish territories on mainland Africa. It was part of province of Cádiz until 14 March 1995. On that date Statutes of Autonomy were passed for both Ceuta and Melilla.

Ceuta, like Melilla and the Canary Islands, was classified as a free port before Spain joined the European Union.[4] Its population consists of Christians, Muslims and small minorities of Sephardic Jews and ethnic Sindhi Hindus.

Spanish is the official language. Darija Arabic is also spoken by the 40–50% of the population who are of Moroccan origin.[5][6]