Melilla

Autonomous city of Spain in North Africa

Melilla is a city in North Africa, which is separated from Spain by the Mediterranean Sea. It is an exclave that belongs to Spain, and is all surrounded by Morocco, which believes it should belong to them. Ceuta is another such city. Until it became a self-governing city in 1995, it belonged to the Province of Málaga.

Melilla
Mlilt  (Tarifit) مليلية  (Moroccan Arabic)
Flag of Melilla.svg
Coat of Arms of Melilla.svg
Anthem: "Himno de Melilla"
"Anthem of Melilla"
Melilla is located in Spain
Melilla
Melilla
Location of Melilla
Coordinates: 35°18′N 2°57′W / 35.300°N 2.950°W / 35.300; -2.950Coordinates: 35°18′N 2°57′W / 35.300°N 2.950°W / 35.300; -2.950
CountrySpain
Government
 • Mayor-PresidentEduardo de Castro
Area
 • Total12.3 km2 (4.7 sq mi)
Area rank19th
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total86,384
 • Rank19th
 • Density7,000/km2 (18,000/sq mi)
 • % of Spain
0.16%
DemonymsMelillan
melillense (es)

Its surface is about 20 square kilometers, and there are almost 70,000 people living there.

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