Seville

What is Seville known for?


quot view

 km W by S of the island of Ushant in Brittany on route from Seville, Spain to Troon, Scotland. The ship was owned by John Cory & Sons of Cardiff. Etymology There is the belief that the name is derived from the Aymara (Aymara language) ''kota kahuana'', meaning "view of the lake." Nevertheless, the social scientist Mario Montaño Aragón, found in the "archives of Indias" in Sevilla (Seville), Spain, a completely different history: "Kotakawana" is the god of the fertility in the ancient Andean mythology, the equivalent to the classical Greek goddess Aphrodite or the Roman Venus (Venus (mythology)). This god is androgyne and lives in the Titicaca, and his court consists of criters (male and female) that are represented in the colonial sculptures as in the Catholic churches they were called "Umantuus", known as mermaids in Western culture. The earliest accounts provide little detail. In one account the Moorish forces are led by five Kings (''Life of St. Theotonius''), while in another, the Muslim forces are under the command of one King, Ismar (''Chronciles''). In the more detailed ''Chronicle of the Goths'', Ismar waited until Henriques penetrated into Moslem territory, then systematically sent his troops from Seville, Badajoz, Elvas (Elvas Municipality), Évora and Beja (Beja Municipality) against the Portuguese count. Further, the Portuguese forces were surrounded on the hilltop where they encamped, Ismar hosted knights, who were executed later by Henriques, and that the Moorish king escaped in defeat. Arab and Spanish accounts do not clarify the circumstances, and confuse the issue, identifying the Ismar as, alternatively, Ismar Abuzicri or Ismar and Abuzicri, with later historians identifying Abu Zakariya, the governor of Santarém as the protagonist. It is also likely that the numbers were inflated by the chroniclers from a large-scale raid to grand assault by Muslim forces. Further, the defeat of Moorish forces is disproved the following year, when Ismar returned to attack Leiria with troops from Santarém, Évora and Badajoz. * WikiPedia:Seville commons:Sevilla


vivid detailed

of its vivid, detailed style. The only other sailor to maintain a journal during the voyage was Francisco Albo, last ''Victoria (Victoria (ship))'''s pilot (Maritime pilot), who kept a formal logbook. financed by a syndicate of seven noble Genovese bankers resident in Seville (the group was linked to Amerigo Vespucci and funds belonging to Lorenzo di Pier Francesco de Medici). Hence all the - style "background:#8fcfdf;" September 6, 2005 Seville, Spain WikiPedia:Seville commons:Sevilla


popular interest

'' (Science Center (Science Center, Seville)) to encourage popular interest in science. The internationally recognised company ''Neocodex'' has its headquarters in Seville; it maintains


signature track

, pp. 45–47. Cray was invited to play at the "Guitar Legends" concerts in Seville, Spain at the 1992 Expo (Seville Expo '92), where he played a signature track, "Phone Booth". Albert Collins was also on the bill on this blues night of the "Legends" gigs. Under Charles V (Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor) and Philip II (Philip II of Spain), the ''audiencia'' system was extended first in Spain proper, with the Royal Audiencia of Aragon


big international

shopping district is home to all the big international and Spanish clothing lines (such as Zara who has at least 4 separate stores in Seville). The winding streets and alleyways of the Santa Cruz area (around the Cathedral) do a roaring trade in Spanish- and Andalusian-themed T-shirts and inexpensive ''flamenco'' dresses for little girls. The Corte Ingles (translated literally to "The English Cut") is a large chain of department stores located throughout Spain selling clothes in the "


conservative population

Museum , Chicago. Each ''calpulli'' had its own ''tiyanquiztli'' (marketplace), but there was also a main marketplace in Tlatelolco (Tlatelolco (altepetl)) – Tenochtitlan's sister city. Cortés estimated it was twice the size of the city of Seville with about 60,000 people trading daily. Bernardino de Sahagún provides a more conservative population estimate of 20,000 on ordinary days and 40,000 on feast days. There were also specialized markets in the other central Mexican cities. Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés arrived in Tenochtitlan on November 8, 1519. At this time it is believed that the city was one of the largest in the world; compared to Europe, only Paris, Venice and Constantinople were larger. In a letter to the Spanish king, Cortés wrote that Tenochtitlan was as large as Seville or Córdoba (Córdoba, Spain). WikiPedia:Seville commons:Sevilla


long service

World Championships (1999 World Championships in Athletics) Seville, Spain 5th (sf) **Santiago de Compostela Airport **Seville – San Pablo Airport **Tenerife The novel's protagonist is Teresa Lane, a woman of 28, living in Plasencia, a villa in the South-East of England, shortly after World War I, who studies the spectacle of her family life with the intent of transforming it into art. The result is a play, ''The Key'', written by Teresa after the style of the Spanish autos sacramentales and set in Seville during the reign of Pedro the Cruel (Pedro of Castile), the text of which is reproduced in its entirety within chapter eleven. World Championships (1999 World Championships in Athletics) Seville, Spain bgcolor "gold" 1st World Championships (1999 World Championships in Athletics) Seville, Spain bgcolor "gold" align "center" 1st Maracay experienced rapid growth during Juan Vicente Gómez's dictatorship (1908 - 1935). Gómez saw Maracay as a suitable place to make his residence during his rule, and ordered the construction of an Arc of Triumph, a bull plaza (a near replica of the one in Seville, Spain), an opera house, a zoo, and, most notably, the Hotel Jardín (Garden Hotel), a majestic, tourist attraction with very large gardens. The city is home to the Mausoleo de Gómez (Gómez's mausoleum), where the dictator's remains are stored. International Master


world independent

, Europride, the European Pride Parade, took place in Madrid. About 2.5 million people attended more than 300 events over a week in the Spanish capital to celebrate Spain as the country with the most developed LGBT rights in the world. Independent media estimated that more than 200,000 visitors came from foreign countries to join in the festivities. Madrid gay district Chueca, the biggest gay district in Europe, was the centre of the celebrations. The event was supported by the city


good set

production in Britain is the "Seville orange (Bitter orange)" from Spain, ''Citrus aurantium'' var. ''aurantium'', thus called because it was originally only grown in Seville in Spain; it is higher in pectin than sweet oranges (orange (fruit)) and therefore gives a good set. The peel has a distinctive bitter taste which it imparts to the marmalade. Marmalade can be made from lemons, limes, grapefruits, mandarins and sweet oranges or any combination thereof. For example


monumental size

, restorer of Híspalis. The first was a copy of the Farnese Hercules, near the monumental size of the famous Roman marble from the Baths of Caracalla. Albardonedo Freire, Antonio J. (1999 A and B)(2002). At Wilhelmshöhe, near Kassel, a colossal version 8.5 m high produced by Johann Jacob Anthoni, 1713–1717, has become the city's mascot. André Le Nôtre placed a full-size gilded version against the skyline at the far end of the main vista at Vaux-le-Vicomte. That at Versailles (Palace of Versailles) is a copy by Jean Cornu, 1684–1686. In Scotland a rare copy in lead, of the first half of the 18th century, is sited incongruously in the central Highlands (Scottish Highlands), overlooking the recently restored Hercules Garden in the grounds of Blair Castle. 1990–1992 In 1990, he moved up to senior class and set the seasons best mark of 3:37.87 in 1500 m. He continued this dominance into 1991, when he broke the world indoor record for 1500 m at Seville on February 28, setting a new mark of 3:34.16. Only nine days later, on the same track, he won the 1500 m title at the World Indoor Championships. Throughout the outdoor season 1991 Morceli remained undefeated over 1500 m. At several Grand Prix meetings he ran times around 3:31 min. At the World Championships (IAAF World Championships in Athletics) in Tokyo, Morceli was already a clear favourite for the 1500 m and he won easily. He set a new World Championships record (3:32.84) and finished with a remarkable two-second-lead between him and the silver medallist Wilfred Kirochi (Kenya). * Ariel Sharon states that he is ordering a halt to all construction and development in Gaza Strip settlements (Israeli settlement). (Jerusalem Post) * The Spanish government discloses that a powerful bomb has been discovered on the high-speed AVE railway line between Madrid and Seville. (BBC) The bomb, found near Toledo (Toledo, Spain), is revealed the next day to be the same type as those used in the 11 March 2004 Madrid train bombings, which killed 191 people. (CBC) * A United States federal judge in Providence, Rhode Island, finds Hamas guilty in a civil lawsuit resulting from the 1996 murder of Yaron and Efrat Ungar in Israel. Hamas is ordered to pay the family of Yaron and Efrat Ungar $116 million. The court has not yet ruled regarding the liability of the Palestinian Authority and the PLO. (BostonGlobe) Two years later, in 1789, the Spanish commander Esteban José Martínez, a native of Seville, established a settlement and started building a fort in Friendly Cove, Nootka Sound, which was named Fort San Miguel. This territory was already considered as part of New Spain by the Spanish due to the previous explorations of the region. Upon Martinez's arrival, a number of British ships were seized, including those of Captain Meares. This originated the Nootka Crisis, which almost led to a war between Britain and Spain. The controversy resulted in the abandonment of the Nootka Sound settlement by the Spanish. Some months later, Manuel Antonio Flores, Viceroy of New Spain, ordered a Francisco de Eliza to rebuild the fort. The expedition, composed of three ships, the ''Concepción'', under the command of De Eliza (Francisco de Eliza), the ''San Carlos'', under the command of Salvador Fidalgo and the ''Princesa Real (Princesa Real (sloop))'', under the command of Manuel Quimper, sailed in early 1790 from San Blas in Nueva Galicia and arrived at Nootka Sound in April of that year. The expedition had many Catalan volunteers (Catalan people) from the First Free Company of Volunteers of Catalonia, commanded by Pere d'Alberní, a native of Tortosa. The expedition rebuilt the fort, which had been dismantled after Martínez abandoned it. The rebuilt fort included several defensive constructions as well as a vegetable garden to ensure the settlement had food supplies. The Catalan volunteers left the fort in 1792 and Spanish influence in the region ended in 1795 after the Nootka Convention came into force. ''Catalans al Canadà'', page 7, study from the ''Fundació d'Estudis Històrics de Catalunya'' ** Juan Francisco de la Bodega y Quadra (1743–1794), Liman born Spanish explorer, explored the region in an expedition in 1775 along with Bruno de Heceta. ** Esteban José Martínez, Sevillan (Seville) born Spanish explorer who founded the Spanish fort in Nootka Sound in 1789. It can be considered the first formal colony in the region (prior to that there was only a trade post founded by the Englishman (England) John Meares). ** Gonzalo López de Haro, accompanied Esteban José Martínez in the 1789 expedition. WikiPedia:Seville commons:Sevilla

Seville

'''Seville''' ( from the Atlantic Ocean, is the only river port in Spain. Seville is also the hottest major metropolitan area in Europe, with summer average high temperatures of above 35 °C.

Seville was founded as the Roman city of ''Hispalis'', and was known as ''Ishbiliya'' After the discovery of the Americas, Seville became one of the economic centres of the Spanish Empire as its port monopolised the trans-oceanic trade and the Casa de Contratación (House of Trade) wielded its power, opening a Golden Age (Golden Age of Spain) of arts and literature. In 1519, Ferdinand Magellan departed from Seville for the first circumnavigation of the Earth. Coinciding with the Baroque period of European history, the 17th century in Seville represented the most brilliant flowering of the city's culture; then began a gradual economic and demographic decline as silting in the Guadalquivir forced the trade monopoly to relocate to the nearby port of Cádiz.

The 20th century in Seville saw the horrors of the Spanish Civil War, decisive cultural milestones such as the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929 and Expo '92 (Seville Expo '92), and the city's election as the capital of the Autonomous Community of Andalusia (Andalusian Autonomous Government).

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