The main mountain ranges of Andalusia are the Sierra Morena and the Baetic System, consisting of the Subbaetic and Penibaetic Mountains, separated by the Intrabaetic Basin.
Andalusia has been a traditionally agricultural region, compared to the rest of Spain and the rest of Europe.
However, the growth of the community especially in the sectors of industry and services was above average in Spain and higher than many communities in the Eurozone.
The region has, however, a rich culture and a strong cultural identity.
Many cultural phenomena that are seen internationally as distinctively Spanish are largely or entirely Andalusian in origin.
established as an autonomous community of the Kingdom of Spain.
It is the most populated and the second largest in area of the autonomous communities in Spain.
The Andalusian autonomous community is officially recognised as a nationality of Spain.
The territory is divided into eight provinces: Almería, Cádiz, Córdoba, Granada, Huelva, Jaén, Málaga and Seville.
Its capital is the city of Seville (Spanish: Sevilla).
Andalusia is in the south of the Iberian peninsula, immediately south of the autonomous communities of Extremadura and Castilla-La Mancha; west of the autonomous community of Murcia and the Mediterranean Sea; east of Portugal and the Atlantic Ocean; and north of the Mediterranean Sea and the Strait of Gibraltar.
Andalusia is the only European region with both Mediterranean and Atlantic coastlines.