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The autonomous city of Ceuta lies on a small peninsula in North Africa, facing the rock of Gibraltar, it basks in the waters of the Atlantic ocean and the Mediterranean sea, bordering Morroco in the west.
The region is 18.5 square kilometres in size. It is 26 km from C?diz. It is mainly situated on the hillsides of Monte Hacho, on a small peninsula in the Mediterranean sea. Hacho is joined to the continent by a low isthmus formed of seven hills on a narrow stretch of land and ends on the eastern slopes of Mount Marabut. Ceuta's port lies in a large bay in the north of the region.
Situated beside a bay, the fortified city has watched over the strait of Gibraltar since long ago. The walled area presides over the old quarter of this Cosmopolitan Mediterranean city.
Since ancient times, Ceuta's strategic location has encouraged the settlement of different civilisations. Phoenicians, Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans, Visigoths and, later, Arabs and Portuguese occupied this place for commercial or military ends. Finally, by its own will, it came to form part of the Spanish crown in 1580.
Ceuta is one of the two spanish cities (the other one is Melilla) in northern africa.
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