What Does Granada Mean?


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The word Granada is believed to have come from the name of a Jewish suburb called "Garnata" it was also alternately known as "Garnata al-yahud" which translates to "Granada of the Jews".

The city Granada is believed to have taken its name from the Spanish word "Granada" meaning "pomegranate" which is widely available in Spain. In fact it is even depicted on the cities coat of arms. Another possible meaning of Granada is "hill of strangers". This meaning comes from the Moorish name for the city "Karnattah" or "Gharnatah".

Granada with a population of nearly two hundred and forty thousand is a city in the province of the same name in Spain. It lies to the south of the country. Due to the cities Jewish, Christian and Moslem legacy it has become an important centre of tourism.

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