Melilla ( ; , ; ; , Maliliyyah) is a Spanish autonomous city located on the north coast of Africa, sharing a border with Morocco with an area of . Melilla, along with Ceuta, is one of two permanently inhabited Spanish cities in mainland Africa. It was part of Málaga province until 14 March 1995 when the city's Statute of Autonomy was passed.
Melilla, like Ceuta, was a free port before Spain joined the European Union. , it had a population of 78,476 made up of ethnic Spaniards, ethnic Riffian Berbers, and a small number of Sephardic Jews and Sindhi Hindus. Both Spanish and Riffian-Berber are the two most widely spoken languages, with Spanish as the only official language.
Melilla is officially claimed by Morocco, which considers it "occupied territory".
Melilla is one of the 52 electoral districts (circunscripciónes) used for the Spanish Congress of Deputies—the lower chamber of the Spanish Parliament, the Cortes Generales. It has the smallest electorate of all the 52 districts and together with the other African enclave of Ceuta it is one of just two single member districts in Congress.
Melilla is one of the forty sectors of Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
According to the 2000 United States Census, Melilla has a population of 926 people.
Melilla is an exclave of Spain in North Africa.
Melilla may also refer to:
- Melilla (Spanish Congress Electoral District)
- Melilla (Santurce), Puerto Rico
- Melilla, rural area of Montevideo Department, Uruguay