This article is about the region in Spain. See Andalusia (disambiguation) for other uses.
|Motto: Andalucía por sí, para España y la humanidad|
(Andalusia for herself, for Spain, and for humanity)
- % of Spain
87 268 km²
- Total (2003)
- % of Spain
7 478 432
|Statute of Autonomy||January 11, 1982|
|President||Manuel Chaves González (PSOE)|
|Junta de Andalucía|
Located in the south of the country, Andalusia it is bounded on the north by Extremadura and Castile-La Mancha, on the east by Murcia, on the south by the Mediterranean Sea and Gibraltar, and on the west by Portugal.
Its capital is Sevilla.
The Spanish spoken in the Americas is largely descended from the Andalusian dialect of Castilian Spanish due to the role played by Sevilla as the gateway to Spain's American colonies in the 16th and 17th centuries.
A lot of Moorish architecture is found in Andalusia, because it was the last stronghold of the Moors before they were expelled from Europe in 1492. The most famous are The Alhambra in Granada, the Mosque in Córdoba and the Torre del Oro and Giralda towers in Sevilla. Archaeological remains include Medina Azahara, also near Sevilla.
Andalusia is divided in 8 provinces:flamenco music.
see also Macarena