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Seville's Fast Facts

  • Country: Spain / España

  • Status: city / capital of Andalusia

  • Population: 720,000 in the city + another 400,000 in its outskirts

  • Language: Castilian Spanish

  • Time zone: UTC+2 at summer time (March 28 to October 31), UTC+1 at winter time (From October 31)

  • Country dialing code: +34

  • Telephone area code for Seville: 95

  • Currency: Euro is the official currency of Spain.

  • Notes are in denominations of €500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5. Coins are in denominations of €2, 1 and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 cents. ATMs accept most international cards

  • Health and security

  • Emergency service (Fireman, police, civil protection, sanitary emergency) phone number: 112

  • National police: emergency telephone number: 091

  • Local police: emergency telephone number: 06

  • Sanitary emergencies: emergency telephone number: 06

  • Tipping: tipping in Spain is not obligatory but it is common to leave some change or to give a tip of 5 – 10 %. There are no added service charges on the final bill at any hotel restaurant, or bar

  • Electricity: 220 volts, 50 Hz - round two-pin plugs are used

  • Measures: Weight measured in kilograms, distances measured by the metric system, temperature measured in degrees Celsius

  • Tourism: Over 2 million tourists visit Seville Province each year.

  • Tourist Office: Paseo de las Delicias, 9 (Costurero de la Reina) 41012 Sevilla. Telephone Number: 95 423 44 65. Links to web sites on Tourism in Seville:,

  • Climate: Seville has a Mediterranean weather due to the oceanic influences nearby. In the winter the temperatures are mild, and in the summer the weather is hot. Precipitation varies along the year, concentrated in the period October to April. December is the wettest month, and the coldest are January and February. June and July are the hottest months.The weather in September is usually warm and, maybe, a little chilly at night. It is sunny almost every day. First rains are late September or early October and rarely last more than a day or two. In that season of the year, the days are long: the sun rises around 8.00am, and sets around 8.30 pm.