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What is the flag of Ceuta?

Like in Portuguese cities, in the present there are two official versions for the flag of Ceuta, one with the citys coat of arms in the centre of the gyronny field and another without it. Both versions can be seen flying in several places of the city. Josí J. Xambre Sobral, 23 August 2000 Origin of the symbols of Ceuta

Is Ceuta in Spain or Africa?

Since 1995, Ceuta is, along with Melilla, one of the two autonomous cities of Spain. Ceuta is known officially in Spanish as Ciudad Autónoma de Ceuta (English: Autonomous City of Ceuta ), with a rank between a standard Spanish city and an autonomous community. Ceuta is part of the territory of the European Union.

What is the seat of the Assembly of Ceuta?

The Palacio de la Asamblea de Ceuta is the seat of the Assembly of Ceuta. Since 1995, Ceuta is, along with Melilla, one of the two autonomous cities of Spain. Ceuta is known officially in Spanish as Ciudad Autónoma de Ceuta (English: Autonomous City of Ceuta ), with a rank between a standard municipality and an autonomous community.

What is Ceuta famous for?

During the Iberian Union 1580 to 1640, Ceuta attracted many residents of Spanish origin. Ceuta became the only city of the Portuguese Empire that sided with Spain, when Portugal regained its independence in the Portuguese Restoration War of 1640. Fort of the Desnarigado, built in the 19th century. It houses a museum.

How is the Assembly of Ceuta elected?

The 25 members of the Assembly of Ceuta are elected using the DHondt method and a closed list proportional representation, with a threshold of 5 percent of valid votes—which includes blank ballots—being applied. Parties not reaching the threshold are not taken into consideration for seat distribution.

Is Ceuta part of the European Union?

Ceuta is part of the territory of the European Union. The city was a free port before Spain joined the European Union in 1986. Now it has a low-tax system within the Economic and Monetary Union of the European Union . Since 1979, Ceuta has held elections to its 25-seat assembly every four years.

What is Ciudad Autonoma de Ceuta?

Ceuta is known officially in Spanish as Ciudad Autónoma de Ceuta (English: Autonomous City of Ceuta ), with a rank between a standard municipality and an autonomous community. Ceuta is part of the territory of the European Union.

What happened to the city of Ceuta?

The city was attacked by Moroccan forces under Moulay Ismail during the Siege of Ceuta (1694–1727). During the longest siege in history, the city underwent changes leading to the loss of its Portuguese character.

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