Melilla

  • melilla

    mlilt  (tarifit)
    autonomous city
    port of melilla
    port of melilla
    flag of melilla
    flag
    coat-of-arms of melilla
    coat of arms
    motto(s): 
    «praeferre patriam liberis parentem decet» (latin)
    ("it is seemly for a parent to put his fatherland before his children")
    «non plus ultra» (latin)
    ("nothing more beyond")
    map of melilla
    location of melilla
    coordinates: 35°18′n 2°57′w / 35°18′n 2°57′w / 35.300; -2.950utc+2 (cest)
    iso 3166 code
    es-ml
    official languagesspanish
    statute of autonomy14 march 1995
    parliamentassembly of melilla
    congress1 deputy (of 350)
    www.melilla.es

    melilla (us: ə/ lee-yə, uk: ˈ-/ meh-,[2][3] spanish: [meˈliʎa]; tarifit: mlilt[4]) is a spanish autonomous city located on the northwest coast of africa, sharing a border with morocco. it has an area of 12.3 km2 (4.7 sq mi). melilla is one of two permanently inhabited spanish cities in mainland africa, the other being nearby ceuta. it was part of the province of málaga until 14 march 1995, when the city's statute of autonomy was passed.

    melilla, like ceuta, was a free port before spain joined the european union in 1986. as of 2011, melilla had a population of 78,476, made up of ethnic iberian catholics (primarily from andalusia and catalonia), ethnic riffian berbers, and a small number of sephardic jews and sindhi hindus. spanish and riffian-berber are the two most widely spoken languages, the former being the official language.

    melilla, like ceuta, is officially claimed by morocco.[5][6]

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Melilla

Mlilt  (Tarifit)
Port of Melilla
Port of Melilla
Motto(s): 
«Praeferre Patriam Liberis Parentem Decet» (Latin)
("It is seemly for a parent to put his fatherland before his children")
«Non Plus Ultra» (Latin)
("Nothing more beyond")
Map of Melilla
Location of Melilla
Coordinates: 35°18′N 2°57′W / 35°18′N 2°57′W / 35.300; -2.950UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 code
ES-ML
Official languagesSpanish
Statute of Autonomy14 March 1995
ParliamentAssembly of Melilla
Congress1 deputy (of 350)
www.melilla.es

Melilla (US: ə/ LEE-yə, UK: ˈ-/ meh-,[2][3] Spanish: [meˈliʎa]; Tarifit: Mlilt[4]) is a Spanish autonomous city located on the northwest coast of Africa, sharing a border with Morocco. It has an area of 12.3 km2 (4.7 sq mi). Melilla is one of two permanently inhabited Spanish cities in mainland Africa, the other being nearby Ceuta. It was part of the Province of Málaga until 14 March 1995, when the city's Statute of Autonomy was passed.

Melilla, like Ceuta, was a free port before Spain joined the European Union in 1986. As of 2011, Melilla had a population of 78,476, made up of ethnic Iberian Catholics (primarily from Andalusia and Catalonia), ethnic Riffian Berbers, and a small number of Sephardic Jews and Sindhi Hindus. Spanish and Riffian-Berber are the two most widely spoken languages, the former being the official language.

Melilla, like Ceuta, is officially claimed by Morocco.[5][6]