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Full nameAlgeciras
Settlement typeMunicipality
Autonomous communityAndalucía Andalusia
ComarcaCampo de Gibraltar
Judicial districtAlgeciras
AlcaldeJosé Ignacio Landaluce Calleja (2011)
Total Area33.2 sq mi (86 km2)
Elevation65.6 ft (20 m)
Total Population116209 (2009)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Metro (pop.)263739
DemonymAlgecireño, ña, Especial
Other information
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)
- Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code11200-11209
Area code(+34) 956/856

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Algeciras (-esalxeˈθiɾas) is a port city in the south of Spain, and is the largest city on the Bay of Gibraltar (in Spanish, the Bahía de Algeciras). Port of Algeciras is one of the largest ports in Europe and in the world in three categories: container,

cargo and transhipment. It is situated on the Río de la Miel 20 km north of Tarifa, which is the southernmost river of the Iberian peninsula and continental Europe. It has a population in 2009 of 116,209 people.

It is the biggest city among its metropolitan area, that also includes the municipalities of Los Barrios, La Línea de la Concepción, Castellar de la Frontera, Jimena de la Frontera, San Roque and Tarifa, with a population of 263,739.

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