Campaign of the Month: June 2012
City of Alhambra
Alhambra is a city and the capital of the province of Alhambra, in the autonomous community of Alhambra Severa, Espagia. Alhambra is located at the foot of the Sierra Severa mountains, at the confluence of three rivers, the Beiro, the Darro and the Genil. It sits at an elevation of 738 metres above sea level.
Alhambra takes its name from the Alabic, meaning Red Brick, or Red Clay. The ground beneath the city is renown for its iron deposits, making the soil a rich red.
The population of the city of Alhambra proper is 29,800, and the population of the entire urban area is estimated to be 46,500.
The Ciudadela, an Alabic citadel and palace, resides in Alhambra. The Almohad influence on architecture is preserved in the area of the city called the Albaicín with its fine examples of Alabic and Alarisco construction. Alhambra is also well-known within Espagia for the prestigious University of Alhambra which has about 4,000 students spread over five different campuses in the city. The pomegranate (in Espanish, granada) is the heraldic device of Alhambra.
Also within the city is the famous Wizard’s Acadamy, Mago Alhambra. The towers of the Magi attract the wealthiest of students from across the world.