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Seville (population 700,000, 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. 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.

The inhabitants of the city are known as Sevillanos.

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

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


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



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