Murcia, Region of Murcia, Spain

🇪🇸 Murcia is a city in south-eastern Spain, the capital and most populous city of the Autonomous Community of the Region of Murcia, and the seventh largest city in the country. It is located on the Segura River, in the south-east of the Iberian Peninsula; it has a climate with hot summers, mild winters, and relatively low precipitation.

Murcia was founded by the emir of Cordoba Abd ar-Rahman II in 825 with the name Mursiyah (مرسية‎). It is now mainly a services city and a university town. Highlights for visitors include the Cathedral of Murcia and a number of baroque buildings, renowned local cuisine, Holy Week procession, works of art by the famous Murcian sculptor Francisco Salzillo, and the Fiestas de Primavera. The city, as the capital of the comarca Huerta de Murcia is called "Europe's orchard" due to its long agricultural tradition and its fruit, vegetable, and flower production and exports.

Economy Economically, Murcia predominantly acts as a centre for agriculture and tourism. 33.1% of the municipality is utilised with crops purposes. 35.3% of the agreements of 2019 were written for jobs in agriculture and fishing sectors and 9.84% workers had signed agreements for crop land labouring in the second half of 2016. 7.79% agreements corresponded to the industry sector in 2019 and 5.91% workers had signed agreements for industry labouring in the second half of 2016. 53.12% agreements corresponded to jobs of the service sector in 2019 and 14.26% workers had signed agreements for the waiter job in the second half of 2016.

The economy of Murcia is supported by fairs and congresses, museums, theatres, cinema, music, aquariums, restaurants, hotels, shopping centres, camping, sports, foreign students, and tourism.

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Murcia has a population of over 447,182 people. Murcia also forms part of the wider Murcia-Orihuela metropolitan area which has a population of over 763,723 people. Murcia is the #420 hipster city in the world, with a hipster score of 1.3857 according to the Hipster Index which evaluates and ranks the major cities of the world according to the number of vegan eateries, coffee shops, tattoo studios, vintage boutiques, and record stores. Murcia is ranked #548 for startups with a score of 0.316.

Twin Towns – Sister Cities Murcia is twinned with: 🇮🇹 Genoa, Italy; 🇮🇹 Lecce, Italy; 🇫🇷 Grasse, France; 🇲🇽 Irapuato, Mexico; 🇵🇭 Murcia, Philippines; 🇵🇱 Łódź, Poland; 🇺🇸 Miami, United States.

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