Murcia

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Murcia
Sabado Santo Murcia 19-04-2014.jpg
EdificioMoneoMurciaNoche (cropped).jpg
Castillo de Monteagudo.jpg
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Murcia UniversityCloister.jpg
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Flag of Murcia
Coat of arms of Murcia
Murcia (red dot) on a map of Spain
Location in Murcia
CountrySpain
Autonomous communityMurcia
Old bridge over the river

Murcia is the capital of the autonomous community of Murcia, in Spain, and its biggest city, with a population of 410,000 in the city and more than 740,000 in the metropolitan area. The municipality is the seventh largest in Spain.

The city is in the Segura Valley, in an area called la Huerta de Murcia, which is a very important agricultural center with oranges, lemons, tomatoes, onions, etc.; the varied fruits and vegetables typical of the Mediterranean lands. It has a hot semi-arid climate (BSh in the Koeppen climate classification). The city has a Baroque cathedral and a university.