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A city of southern Spain southeast of Córdoba. Founded by the Moors in the eighth century, it became the center of an independent kingdom in 1238. The city was captured by Castilian troops in 1492, ending Moorish control in Spain.
1. (Placename) a former kingdom of S Spain, in Andalusia: founded in the 13th century and divided in 1833 into the present-day provinces of Granada, Almería, and Málaga
2. (Placename) a city in S Spain, in Andalusia: capital of the Moorish kingdom of Granada from 1238 to 1492 and a great commercial and cultural centre, containing the Alhambra palace (13th and 14th centuries); university (1531). Pop: 237 663 (2003 est)
3. (Placename) a city in SW Nicaragua, on the NW shore of Lake Nicaragua: the oldest city in the country, founded in 1523 by Córdoba; attacked frequently by pirates in the 17th century. Pop: 95 000 (2005 est)
1. a medieval kingdom along the Mediterranean coast of S Spain.
2. a city in S Spain: the capital of this former kingdom and last stronghold of the Moors in Spain; site of the Alhambra. 280,592.
3. a city in SW Nicaragua, near Lake Nicaragua. 88,636.
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|Noun||1.||Granada - a city in southeastern Spain that was the capital of the Moorish kingdom until it was captured by Ferdinand and Isabella in 1492; site of the Alhambra (a palace and fortress built by Moors in the Middle Ages) which is now a major tourist attraction|
Alhambra - a fortified Moorish palace built near Granada by Muslim kings in the Middle Ages