Murcia (/ˈmʊərsiə/, also US: /ˈmɜːrʃ(i)ə/,[3][4][5] Spanish: [ˈmuɾθja] (About this soundlisten)) is a city in south-eastern Spain, the capital and most populous city of the Autonomous Community of the Region of Murcia, and the seventh largest city in the country, with a population of 447,182 inhabitants in 2018 (about one third of the total population of the Region). The population of the metropolitan area was 689,591 in 2010. It is located on the Segura River, in the Southeast of the Iberian Peninsula, noted by a climate with hot summers, mild winters, and relatively low precipitation.

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