Background Information
Environmental Situation
Air Quality Assessment
Air Quality Improvement


Background Information
The total population of the province of Cádiz is 1.231.000 people. 1.104.000 people live in the metropolitan area, and 127.000 live in the capital. The province has other towns with relatively high population, as Jerez de la Frontera and Algeciras, with approximately 100,000 habitants, in opposite there are otherwise remote villages of the province with less than 1,000 people.

The city centre is located in the geographic coordinates 36º 32' N, 6º 18' W. It has an extension of 12,2 km2 and an average height of 7 meters over the sea. The province's climate is characterized as Mediterranean with a marked absence of summer rains, but by the nearby ocean Atlantic this has great influence on the climate in winter rainfall being very heavy

The average annual temperature is 18ºC, while average summer temperature is around 23ºC. It is possible to get maximum temperatures of 40ºC under the sun in summer.

The rains are scanty in summer but in winter rainfall being very heavy, with an annual average of 368 l/sqm.

In average, the city presents approximately 3044 annual hours of sunlight. It exist few differences between the winter months and the summer ones. Cádiz has a fluvial port placed to approximately 3 km. It not exist big industries in the surroundings. The major environmental problems come derived from the road traffic. There are highly industrialized cities such as Algeciras, San Roque and Los Barrios.

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