Population - 790,000
Mean altitude - 662m above sea level.
Average temperature - 15ºC (73ºF).
Average sunny days per year - 250.
Annual rainfall - 61.7 cm a year.
Over 2.5 million tourists visit Granada Province annually.
The City of Granada itself records an average population of 236,982 (rec.2005) which can rise up to 275,000 with the student influx.
The University of Granada has University Campuses in the Spanish cities of Ceuta and Melilla, both of which are located in North Africa.
Granada is home to 3 football teams: Granada 74, Granada, Granada Atlético
There are many historical figures who were born in Granada, the most famous of which was Federico García Lorca (1898-1936), the poet renowned for being shot by the firing squad during the Spanish Civil War. Other famous Granadinos include:-
Boabdil (1452-1528) Last Muslim King of Spain
Louis of Granada (1505-1588) Theologian, writer and preacher
Álvaro de Bazán (1526-1588) Admiral
Francisco Suárez (1548-1617) Philosopher and theologian
Alonso Cano (1601-1667) Painter, architect and sculptor
Mariano Fortuny (1871-1949) Fashion designer
Luis Rosales (1910-1992) Poet