Seville is the largest city and capital city of the Autonomous Community of Andalusia and of the province of Seville in Spain, situated at the River Gaudalquivir. The city is on the same parallel as with the city of San Francisco, California and San Francisco Bay Area region-wise. The citizens of the city are either called as Sevillanos/Sevillanas or Hispalenes, after its original Roman name.
The city was first established by the Romans as a Roman city called Hispalis, and was later taken over by Moorish Mulism invaders who then renamed the city as Ishbiliya in 712. During Spain's Muslim rule, it was initially under the Caliphate of Córdoba before being incorporated into the Taifa of Seville and was later ruled over by the predominantly Muslim Almorivads and Almohads; much of the Muslim/Moorish influences (Most derived from the Mudéjar art style) are still present in the city's urban landscape to this very day. The city later was conquered by the Christian Kingdom of Castile under Ferdinand III in 1248.
Shortly after the discovery of the Americas in 1492, the city blossomed as one of Spain's major economic centers during the Renaissance and the Age of Discovery as a major port which also saw the start of Ferdinand Magellan's quest to circumnavigate the world.