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General information

The city of El Puerto de Santa Maria is a municipality located in the province of Cadiz, in the independent community of Andalusia. It is located on the shore and mouth of the Guadalete river. The population of the municipality in year 2007 was of 85,117 inhabitants. Its superficial extension is of 159 km ² and has 522.6 a population densidad of hab/km ². Their 36 geographical coordinateses are 36º ' N, 6º 13 ' Or. it is located to an altitude of 6 ms and 21 km of the province capital, Cadiz.

situation of the city in the Bay of Cadiz

El Puerto de Santa Maria is located in the gaditana coast, inside the Bay of Cadiz, and to the south of the Mountain range of San Cristóbal; neighbor to the towns of Sanlúcar de Barrameda (wagon A-2002), Jerez de la Frontera, Rota, Puerto Real, and Cadiz through the bay. Account with about 22 km of coast. El Puerto de Santa Maria is characterized by its attractive tourist main one, the beaches, of which it counts on around 16 km, all of fine sand, and with more than 3,200 hours of sun to the year. An important extension of the ground of the municipal term belongs to the Natural Park Bay of Cadiz.

The local town people are called "portuenses". Frendly called "coquinero/a" too.

With an extension of 15,900 hectares, different PU within their territory can be distinguished: the zone of the salt marshes, that due to their ecological value have been including like Natural Park within the Network of Protected Natural Spaces of Andalusia, the dune field of the southwestern coast, the mountain range of San Cristóbal (from which all the Bay of Cadiz is controlled), the historical downtown in the right margin of the Guadalete river and the countryside.

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The locality emphasizes by its good weather, its extensive and pretty beaches and a gastronomy of high level. Mainly in summer, the full locality of tourists who want to live in the middle of a typical atmosphere of the south of Spain, with all the enchantments that it entails.

The rest of stations, besides the summer, also is recommendable to go to El Puerto, because their cultural and gastronomical supply - on all the fish and seafood they will not allow aburrirte you. In addition, its good hotel capacity will allow to find lodging you with certain facility.

El Puerto has a real spell, is not a topic, so you do not doubt in traveling to the small corner of the Bay of Cadiz.