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Location and area of Cadiz | CádizEconomic

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Aerial view of Victoria Beach in Cádiz. The marshes of Doñana National Park, in Sanlúcar de Barrameda.

Location

A privileged land, with a high quality of life, renowned as a tourist destination of excellence. Cádiz is located at the southern tip of Spain, belonging to the Autonomous Community of Andalusia, where it gives shape to an economic and population triangle bounded by Sevilla and Málaga. In world geography it occupies a strategic position as a’ bridge’ connecting the two continents of Europe and Africa. It is also a crucial meeting point between the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.

Area

7.435 square kilometre (km2).

Cádiz has a rich natural heritage including both the Doñana National Park and the Alcornocales, as well as 285 kilometres of coastline within the Costa de la Luz. It features near one hundred fine sand beaches with high landscape value, and many of them have been awarded the classification “Q” for touristic quality.