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Seville

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Seville (is spelled Sevilla in Spanish) is big city in the South of Spain, in Europe. There is a big river called the Guadalquivir River which goes through Seville.

The city of Seville is the capital of the Spanish region called Andalusia and of the province of Sevilla. The people who live in the city are called Sevillanos and there are almost a million of them: 700,000.

Table of contents
1 History
2 Education
3 Sports
4 External links

History

A very old story says that the city was started by the famous hero of Greece, named Hercules. The Romans when they came to spain gave it the Latin name of Hispalis (over time this changed to be spelled in English as Seville. The Arab Moors took the city when they invaded the country, and you can still see a lot of the buildings they built during their 800 year stay in Spain (711-1492).

In the year 1992 Seville was the place for the Expo 92. The very nice bridge across the Guadalquivir River was thought up by Santiago Calatrava a famous building expert.

Seville is famous for its hot summer weather.

Education

Sports

Seville is the home town of two soccer teams, Sevilla FC (often called simply "El Sevilla") and Real Betis BalompiƩ (often called "El Betis").

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Seville is also the name of a place in the State of Ohio.