Granada is the capital city of the province of Granada, in the autonomous community of Andalusia, Spain. Granada is situated at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains,at the intersection of four streams, the Darro, the Genil, the Monachil and the Beiro. It sits at a normal height of 738 m 2,421 ft above ocean level, yet is just a single hour via auto from the Mediterranean drift, the Costa Tropical. Adjacent is the Sierra Nevada Ski Station, where the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1996 were held. In the 2005 national evaluation, the number of inhabitants in the city of Granada legitimate was 236,982, and the number of inhabitants in the whole urban territory was assessed to be 472,638, positioning as the thirteenth biggest urban zone of Spain.
Around 3.3% of the populace did not hold Spanish citizenship, the biggest number of these individuals 31%; or 1% of the aggregate populace originating from South America. Its closest airplane terminal is Federico Garcia Lorca Granada-Jaen Airport. The Alhambra, a Moorish fortification and royal residence, is in Granada. It is the most famous working of the Andalusian Islamic authentic heritage with its numerous social attractions that make Granada a mainstream goal among the visitor urban areas of Spain.