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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Sevilla, Sevillenoun

    a city in southwestern Spain; a major port and cultural center; the capital of bullfighting in Spain


  1. sevilla

    Seville ( sə-VIL; Spanish: Sevilla, pronounced [seˈβiʎa] (listen)) is the capital and largest city of the Spanish autonomous community of Andalusia and the province of Seville. It is situated on the lower reaches of the River Guadalquivir, in the southwest of the Iberian Peninsula. Seville has a municipal population of about 685,000 as of 2021, and a metropolitan population of about 1.5 million, making it the largest city in Andalusia, the fourth-largest city in Spain and the 26th most populous municipality in the European Union. Its old town, with an area of 4 square kilometres (2 sq mi), contains three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Alcázar palace complex, the Cathedral and the General Archive of the Indies. The Seville harbour, located about 80 kilometres (50 miles) from the Atlantic Ocean, is the only river port in Spain. The capital of Andalusia features hot temperatures in the summer, with daily maximums routinely above 35 °C (95 °F) in July and August. Seville was founded as the Roman city of Hispalis. Known as Ishbiliyah after the Islamic conquest in 711, Seville became the centre of the independent Taifa of Seville following the collapse of the Caliphate of Córdoba in the early 11th century; later it was ruled by Almoravids and Almohads until being incorporated to the Crown of Castile in 1248. Owing to its role as gateway of the Spanish Empire's trans-atlantic trade, managed from the Casa de Contratación, Seville became one of the largest cities in Western Europe in the 16th century. Coinciding with the Baroque period, the 17th century in Seville represented the most brilliant flowering of the city's culture; then began a gradual economic and demographic decline as silting in the Guadalquivir forced the trade monopoly to relocate to the nearby port of Cádiz. The 20th century in Seville saw the tribulations of the Spanish Civil War, decisive cultural milestones such as the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929 and Expo '92, and the city's election as the capital of the Autonomous Community of Andalusia.


  1. sevilla

    Sevilla, also known as Seville, is a city located in southern Spain. It is the capital of the autonomous community of Andalusia and the fourth largest city in the country by population. Sevilla is known for its rich history, its flamenco dancing, and landmarks such as the Alcazar Castle complex, the Cathedral of Seville (where Christopher Columbus is buried), and the Plaza de España. It is also famous for an annual event called the Feria de Abril (April Fair).

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. sevilla

    (anc. Hispalis, or Hispal). A famous city of Spain, capital of the province of the same name, on the left bank of the Guadalquiver, 60 miles north-northeast of Cadiz. It was captured by Julius Cæsar, 45 B.C. It surrendered to the Moors at once, after the defeat of Don Roderick on the Guadalete, and it continued its allegiance to the caliph of Damascus until 756; it surrendered to Ferdinand III. of Castile on November 23, 1248, when 300,000 Moors left for Granada and Africa. In 1810 it was taken and ravaged by Soult. It was taken by assault by the British and Spaniards, August 27, 1812. It capitulated to Espartero in 1843. The peace of Seville between England, France, and Spain, and also a defensive alliance to which Holland acceded, was signed November 9, 1729.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Sevilla is ranked #3958 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Sevilla surname appeared 8,980 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 3 would have the surname Sevilla.

    76.2% or 6,849 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    14.4% or 1,294 total occurrences were Asian.
    7.6% or 686 total occurrences were White.
    1% or 93 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.4% or 40 total occurrences were Black.
    0.2% or 18 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sevilla in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sevilla in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Sevilla in a Sentence

  1. Tom Enders:

    The men who lost their lives in Sevilla were great professionals; they knew about the risks of their job and they would not want us to stop flying.

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    warn strongly; put on guard
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