autonomous city of Spain in North Africa

Ceuta is a Spanish city in North Africa, at the Strait of Gibraltar. The City area is about 20 square kilometers, and there are over 82,000 people living in the city. The city is surrounded by a border fence, which has been built to keep the Moroccans (and other Africans) from moving there unlawfully. Ceuta is part of Spain (and therefore the European Union). Until it became a self-governing city in 1994, it belonged to the Cadiz Province.

Ciudad Autónoma de Ceuta
Flag of Ceuta
Coat of arms of Ceuta
Map of Ceuta
Location of Ceuta within Spain
Coordinates: 35°53′18″N 5°18′56″W / 35.88833°N 5.31556°W / 35.88833; -5.31556Coordinates: 35°53′18″N 5°18′56″W / 35.88833°N 5.31556°W / 35.88833; -5.31556
Country Spain
Autonomous cityCeuta
Founded byCarthaginians
 • TypeAutonomous city
 • BodyCouncil of Government
 • Mayor-PresidentJuan Jesús Vivas (PP)
 • Total18.5 km2 (7.1 sq mi)
 • Land18.5 km2 (7.1 sq mi)
10 m (30 ft)
Highest elevation
349 m (1,145 ft)
 • Total85,144
 • Density4,600/km2 (12,000/sq mi)
ceutí (es)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

It was built by the Phoenicians at a strategic position.

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  1. Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.