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Gelves is a city located in the province of Seville, in Andalusia, Spain. According to the 2006 census (INE), the city has a population of 8,325 inhabitants. It lies on the west bank of the Guadalquivir river.

Flag of Gelves
Official seal of Gelves
Country Spain
Region Andalusia
Province Seville
 • Total 8 km2 (3 sq mi)
Elevation 26 m (85 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Total 8,325
 • Density 1,040.6/km2 (2,695/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)

The city of Gelves is not to be confused with Los Gelves, the Spanish name for the island of Djerba off the coast of Tunisia, where the Spanish fought important battles in 1510 and 1520.

Gelves is in the metropolitan agglomeration of the regional capital, Seville, but is a separate municipality, bordering to the north with San Juan de Aznalfarache, west with Mairena del Aljarafe and southwest with Palomares, which are also in the conurbation. Gelves also borders the municipality of the city of Dos Hermanas to the southwest. Across the river, Gelves faces the Sevillian district of Los Remedios on the Isla de La Cartuja.

External linksEdit

  • Gelves - Sistema de Información Multiterritorial de Andalucía

Coordinates: 37°20′N 6°01′W / 37.333°N 6.017°W / 37.333; -6.017