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Seville (Spanish: Sevilla) is a large city in southern Spain, crossed by the river Guadalquivir. It is the capital of Andalusia and of the province of Sevilla. The inhabitants of the city are known as Sevillanos (700,000).

view of Seville from the Giralda tower next to the cathedral.

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Legend has it that it was founded by the equally legendary Greek hero, Hercules. It was named Hispalis under the Romans. The influence of 800 years of Moorish occupation and their architecture predominates.

It was the home of Expo 92. The showpiece bridge across the Guadalquivir was designed by renowned architect Santiago Calatrava.

Seville is known for its extremely hot summer weather.



Home town of two rival
soccer teams Sevilla FC and Real Betis Balompiť.

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Seville is also the name of a place in the State of Ohio: see Seville, Ohio.