Murcia is a city in southeastern Spain. It is the capital and biggest city in the autonomous community of the region of Murcia. With a population of 440,000 (2011 estimate) it is also the seventh biggest city in Spain.
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Murcia is located on the banks of the Segura River. It is the capital of the main agricultural region of Spain, with much of the fruits, vegetables and flowers grown in the hinterland shipped through here. The area is noted for its mild climate and scarce precipitation.
Although the area around Murcia has been settled since Roman times, the city that stands today was established around AD 825 by Abd ar-Rahman II, the Emir of Al-Andalus. The city achieved much prosperity in the 18th century based on its silk industry, resulting in the construction of many of the city's churches and landmark buildings.
The main tourist sights in Murcia includes its cathedral and baroque architecture. Perhaps the most famous artist from Murcia is sculptor Francisco Salzillo (1707-1783).
The Murcia-San Javier Airport (MJV) is located 17 miles to the south of the city. It receives international flights from a quite a number of destinations in Europe. For even more flight connects, use the Alicante Airport (ALC), the sixth busiest airport in Spain, located in neighboring Alicante.
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