Superficy 11.317 km2
Population 1.007.463 hab.
Winter: 12,2° Spring : 18,43°
Summer: 25,2° Autaumn : 15,2°
Murcia (37°59′N 1°8′W) is a city and
municipality on the river Segura in southeastern Spain and the capital
of the Autonomous Community of the Region of Murcia. Population:
409,810 (2005); 563,272 including the metropolitan area (urban area
plus satellite towns), ranking as the 12th-largest metropolitan area of
Spain. Since 2003 the mayor has been Miguel Ángel Cámara
Murcia is built nearly in the centre of a low-lying fertile plain,
known as the huerta or market garden of Murcia, which includes the
valleys of the Segura and its right-hand tributary the
Guadalentín (Wadalentin) or river Sangonera, and is surrounded
by mountains. Despite the proximity of the sea, the climate is subject
to great variations: the summer heat is severe, while frosts are
occasionally experienced in the capital during the winter.
Precipitation in Murcia is scarce, with less than 200 mm (7.9 inches)
registered in the recently terminated hydrological year (October 2004
to September 2005).