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Cádiz is a city and port in southwestern Spain.
It is the capital of the province of the same name, a province which
is one of eight comprising the autonomous community of Andalusia.
Cádiz, the oldest continuously-inhabited city in Western Europe,
has been a principal home port of the Spanish Navy since the accession
of the Spanish Bourbons in the 18th century.
It is also the site of the University of Cádiz.
Its peculiar location at the end of a narrow isthmus protruding into the
Bay of Cádiz lends added charm to this ancient city.
In actuality, Cádiz is on an island which is separated from the mainland
by a larger island, the Isla de Léon; thus, to reach the mainland from Cádiz,
it is necessary to cross a narrow channel to the low-lying Isla de Léon,
before crossing another narrow channel to the mainland.
This geographical circumstance has played, time and again,
a significant part in the city's history, commerce, and culture.
Isolated behind its high thick medieval walls on its improbable site in the
middle of the bay, Cádiz, on approach from the sea,
presents a dramatic and aesthetically appealing view.
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