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Information about GRANADA The city's name may have been derived either from the Spanish granada, "pomegranate," a locally abundant fruit that appears on the city's coat of arms, or from its Moorish name, Karnattah (Gharnatah), possibly meaning "hill of strangers." Granada was the site of an Iberian settlement, Elibyrge, in the 5th century BC and of the Roman Illiberis. As the seat of the Moorish kingdom of Granada, it was the final stronghold of the Moors in Spain, falling to the Roman Catholic monarchs Ferdinand II and Isabella I in January 1492. Granada's economy is predominantly agricultural, with cereals as the most widely grown crop, although sugarcane and tobacco are also important. Olive and fruit trees (oranges, lemons, figs, almonds, and pomegranates) and vineyards are also common. The principal industries are agriculture-based and include sugar refining. Granada is one of the pearls of Spain, most visited by tourists from all the world. The long-time capital of Moorish Andalusia has to offer the most important reminds of this epoch in Spanish history, with the world-famous "Alhambra" at the top of the list. Its beautiful gardens, charming narrow streets filled with flowers, invite everyone to sit down in one of those typical taverns to have some of that famous "Trevélez" ham and local wine, and breath the centuries of history around anywhere. There are gypsies singing "Flamenco", and the famous "Cuevas" - caves - in the mountain of the monastery of Sacromonte to visit.
 
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General Information
Capital: Madrid
Area: 505,988 sq km (195,363 sq miles); includes Spanish North Africa km2
Population: 44,708,964
Electricity: 220 or 225 volts AC, 50Hz. Generally, round two-pin plugs and screw-type lamp fittings are in use.
IDD: +372
Emergency number: 091
Timezone: Mainland Spain/Balearics: GMT + 1. The Canary Islands: GMT (+2 Hrs MAR-OCT)

Language
Language: Spanish, Catalan (Catalonia), Galician (Galicia), Basque (Basque Country)

Government
Government: Parliamentary Monarchy

Religion
Religion: 96% Roman Catholic

Health
Health: Hepatitis A (sometimes).

Currency
Currency: Euro (EUR) 1.00 = 100 Cents

Exchange Rate
Exchange Rate: EUR 1.00 = USD 66.8382 = GBP 66.8382 = CHF 66.2032

Speed Limit
Speed Limit: Cities: 50 km/h, Outside cities: 90 km/h, Motorways: 120 km/h

Traffic
Traffic: Traffic drives on the right. Minimum age 18 years.

Driving License
Driving License: International or national license with official translation.

National Holidays
National holidays: Jan 1 New Year"s Day, Jan 6 Epiphany, Easter Holidays (variable), May 1 Workers" Day, Jun 24 Saint Juan, Aug 15 Assumption Day, Oct 12 Spain National Day, Nov 1 All Saints" Day, Dec 6 Constitution Day, Dec 8 Immaculate Conception, Dec 25 Christmas Day

Climate
Climate: Temperate; clear, hot summers in interior, more moderate and cloudy along coast; cloudy, cold winters in interior, partly cloudy and cool along coast

Temperatures
 
Temperatures:
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
A57101316212424201496
P393443484727111532534748
S566891112119655
A=Aver. Daily Temp. (°C)
P=Precipitation (mm)
S=Sunshine (Hrs/Month)

Mobile Network
Mobile Network: GSM 900/1800/3G 2100

GPS
GPS: 40 26 N, 3 42 W

Shopping Hours
Shopping Hours: Mon-Sat: 09.00-13.00 and 16.30-20.00. Most commercial stores and malls stay open from 10.00-22.00


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