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Seville which is also known a Sevilla is known as a large historical center in Europe Seville lies on the left bank of the river Guadalquivir and 60 miles northeast of Cadiz It is linked to Triana Los Remedios and other newer areas to the west by four bridges According to the 1988 census the population is 663000 It is the forth largest city in Spain The average temperature varies from 60 degrees in January to around 100 degrees in August Seville is a major port as well as an important industrial cultural and tourist center Wines fruit olives cork and minerals are exported Its industries include the manufacture of tobacco armaments explosives perfume porcelain pharmaceuticals chemicals textiles and machinery It also has a university founded in 1502Seville was once governed by the Romans starting around 205 BC The Romans added many roads and aqueducts to the land The next rulers can be traced back to the Moors who ruled from 711 until 1248 After 1248 with Ferdinand III as the ruler the Catholic Church defeated the Moors and took control of the city At around this time many of the cities famous buildings were created One of which was the Macarena Walls which were walls circling the entire city for protection The walls were torn down during the 19th century After the fall of Granada to the Christians Spain entered an era of expansion and prosperity The conquest of the New World made Seville one of the most affluent cities in Europe but much of this wealth was squandered on wars by the Habsburg kings After the 13 Year War the Bourbons took the throne and under the Treaty of Utrecht lost Gibraltar to the British Ties with France then dragged Spain into the Napoleonic Wars After the Battle of Trafalgar the Spanish King Carlos IV resigned and Napoleon Bonaparte placed his brother on the Spanish throne As the Peninsula War ensued the French
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