Peñón de Alhucemas

Peñón de Alhucemas is an island before the coast of North Africa, 400 m before the Moroccan Mediterranean coast close of the city aluminium Hoceima, belonging to Spain. She is administered directly by the government in Madrid, belonged not to one of the autonomous regions of Spain and is thus a Plaza de soberanía. It belongs to the European Union and to the euro zone.

The cities Ceuta and Melilla as well as the regions Peñón de Vélez de la Gomera and the islands Islas Chafarinas have a similar status.

The Peñón de Alhucemos is called together with the close isles Mar and Tierra also Islas Alhucemas. 1560 was surrendered the islands during the Turk wars from the regional Sultan to Spain. The Peñón de Alhucemas is inhabited (militarily). The tower of a former church is far away visible. On the islands there is no port, only one anchorage.


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