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Andalusia (Andalucía in Spanish) is one of the seventeen autonomous communities that constitute Spain. It's located in the south of the country. 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. It has a population around of 9 million (2001) and an area of 87,595 km². Its capital is Sevilla. The Spanish spoken in the Americas is largely descended from the Andalusian dialect[?] of Castilian Spanish.

A lot of Moorish remains are found in Eastern Andalusia, because it was the last stronghold of the Moors before they were expelled from Europe in 1492. The most famous are the The Alhambra in Granada and the Mosque in Córdoba.

Andalusia is divided in 8 provinces:

Major cities in Andalusia are:

Andalusia is the home of flamenco music.

see also Macarena

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