Peñón de Alhucemas
The peninsula of El-Hoceïma (in Spanish Peñón de Alhucemas ) is a Mediterranean small island off the coasts of North Africa, which constitutes one of the 4 Plazas of soberanía Spanish. In addition to the island itself, are attached there two small islands: the island of Sea ( Isla de Mar ) and the Ground island ( Isla de Tierra ). The island is located at 300 m off Morocco, vis-a-vis the town of El-Hoceïma (in Spanish Alhucemas, formerly Villa Sanjurjo) , to 155 km in the east of Ceuta and 100 km in the west of Melilla.
Administratively, the island is attached to Melilla.
The peninsula of El-Hoceïma is long 70 m, broad 50 m high 27 m, with a surface of 15 ha. It is occupied by a fort, some houses and a church.
The island of Sea is a flat small island, 4 m height. The Ground island is a high rock platform of 11 Mr.
The Spanish presence goes up with 1559: several territories were conceded temporarily in Spain by the sultan of Morocco, Moulay Abdallah Al-Ghalib Billah, in exchange of an assistance against the Turkish armed . August 28th, 1673, Charles II, king d' Espagne, sent to it a garrison, Spanish sovereignty was permanent since then. Today, the fort accommodates an about sixty soldiers.
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