The anglicised name for Andalucía, a region in southern Spain with coasts on both the Mediterranean and Atlantic. Much of it is the basin of the Guadalquivir river with the Sierra Nevada in the south east. The cuisine is influenced by both Arab and Jewish traditions and sherry, Montilla and Málaga wines are produced. It is a well-irrigated area and it produces olives, vines, cereals, nuts and citrus fruits.