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Provincia de Granada - Bandera 2008.svg Provincia de Granada - Escudo 2008.svg
Flag Coat of Arms
Map of Spain with Granada highlighted
Capital Granada
Official language(s) Spanish
 – Total
 – % of Spain
Ranked 15
 12,531 km²
 – Total (2006)
 – % of Spain
 – Density
Ranked 17
 – English
 – Spanish

Autonomous Community Andalusia
Government Diputation of Granada
President Antonio Martínez Caler (PSOE)

Granada is a province of southern Spain, in the eastern part of the autonomous community of Andalusia. It is bordered by the provinces of Albacete, Murcia, Almería, Jaén, Córdoba, Málaga, and the Mediterranean Sea. Its capital city is also called Granada.

Its area is 12,635 km². Its population is 876,184 (2006), of whom about 30% live in the capital, and its population density is 64.82/km² It contains 168 municipalities.

There are Roman Catholic cathedrals at Granada and Guadix.

The tallest mountain in Iberian Peninsula, Mulhacén, is located in Granada. It measures 3,481 m.

Granada shares the Sierra Nevada National Park (in the Sierra Nevada mountain range) with Almería province.

Although slightly too far east to catch the floods of holidaymakers coming to the Costa del Sol via Málaga, Granada brings in a number of tourists with its Moorish architecture and famous Alhambra. In the winter the mountains of the Sierra Nevada play host to a small but thriving ski industry; these are Europe's most southerly ski resorts.

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Coordinates: 37°15′N 3°15′W / 37.25°N 3.25°W / 37.25; -3.25



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