Murcia

About Murcia

Murcia is one of the smaller regions of Spain. However, it has been said that within it’s boundaries it encapsulates all that is Spain.

The Region of Murcia has miles of sandy beaches – the Costa Calida ( Warm Coast ) - rugged mountains and lakes - fertile plains capable of growing pretty much anything from salad vegetables to cotton and rice, oranges and lemons to grapes and apricots. Murcia has all of this as well as the healthiest climate in Europe (according to the World Health Organisation) with more than 320 days of sunshine per year.

Study in Murcia

-Murcia has 3 different universities to which you can apply
-You can learn Spanish during your studies
-City has different places to visit every day, you will never get bored here!

Advantages of the Murcia

-Weather
-Cost of Living
-The people

Disadvantages of the Murcia

-Learning the Language
-Availability of Certain Products

Interesting

-Huerta de Europa was the nickname of Murcia. It means fruit, orchards or vegetable garden.

-If you visit Murcia, you find that it has dry land. But the soil is very rich in minerals since the people can apply the deep irrigation. The climate in Murcia benefits the farmers a lot because they can get 330 days of sunshine in a year. It means they can have five times of harvest in one year.

-Murcia City is also a good place for the people who want to know the Castilian Gothic styled Cathedral. It was created in 1394 till 1465.

-Enjoy the beautiful city hall when you visit Murcia City. It is located in front of a park. You can also enjoy the beautiful scenery of Segura River near the city hall.

Climate of the Murcia

Murcia has a hot semi-arid climate (Köppen climate classification: BSh). It has mild winters and very hot summers because of its inland location. It averages more than 320 days with sun per year. Occasionally, Murcia has heavy, torrential rain.

In the coldest month, January, the average temperature range is a high of 16.6 °C (62 °F) during the day and a low of 4.7 °C (40 °F) at night. In the warmest month, August, the range goes from 34.2 °C (94 °F) during the day to 20.9 °C (70 °F) at night. Temperatures almost always reach or exceed 40 °C (104 °F) on at least one or two days per year. In fact, Murcia holds close to the highest recorded in southern Europe since reliable meteorological records commenced in 1950. The official record for Murcia stands at 47.2 °C (117.0 °F), at Alcantarilla airport in the western suburbs on 4 July 1994 with 45.7 °C (114.3 °F) being recorded at a station near the city centre on the same day, being only lower than the 48.0 °C measured in Athens and the 47.4 °C measured in Amareleja, Portugal.

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