- Total (2003)
|Statute of Autonomy||March 14, 1995|
|President||Juan Jesús Vivas Lara (PP)|
|Ciudad Autónoma de Ceuta|
Ceuta is a Spanish exclave in North Africa, surrounded by Morocco, on the Mediterranean coast near the Straits of Gibraltar. It is known in Arabic and French as Sebta. Its area is approximately 28 km2.
Ceuta is known officially in Spanish as Ciudad Autónoma de Ceuta, the Autonomous City of Ceuta, having a rank between a standard Spanish city and an autonomous community. Before the Statute of Autonomy, Ceuta was administratively part of the Cádiz province.
The government of Morocco has calls for the integration of Ceuta and Melilla, into its national territory, drawing comparisons with Spain's territorial claim to Gibraltar, but the Spanish government rejects these.