Location: The Murcia region borders Castile-La Mancha to the north, the Valencia region to the east, the Mediterranean Sea to the south and Andalusia to the west. The community consists only of the province of the same name.
Which part of Spain is Murcia in?
Murcia is one of the 17 autonomous communities in the Kingdom of Spain. The region is located in the southeast of the country and is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea, as well as the Autonomous Communities of Andalusia, Castile-La Mancha and Valencia. The total area of the Murcia region is 11,313 square kilometers. The capital of the Autonomous Region is the homonymous city of Murcia.
The landscape of the region is characterized by the Andalusian Chain Mountains, which reach as far as the Mediterranean Sea. The northern mountain ranges extend parallel to the coast and are replaced by the limestone promontory of Cabo de la Nao. The mountain ranges in the south of the country have declined over the course of millions of years and are only present in the coastal plain as the remaining elevations in the Sierra de Cartagena. The Revolcadores Mountain, located in the northwest, is the highest peak in the province of Murcia at 2,015 meters. In the desert-like salt steppe in the southeast is the saltwater lagoon Mar Menor.
Murcia is one of the driest regions in Europe and, with the exception of the river valleys, which appear like oases, is extremely sparsely populated. Agriculture is possible here only by artificial irrigation, since in the rest of the steppe-like landscape only barren scrub and esparto grass thrive.
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