Ecija, called from the great heat that prevails the "Frying-pan of Andalusia," is a Spanish city in the province of Seville, situated on a tributary of the Guadalquivir, 53 miles N. of the city of Seville. It was a Roman colony, and there are some Roman remains. A fine old bridge crosses the river, and there are some old gateways in the walls, and the town has six churches and some interesting buildings. There is a good square, with porticoes round and a fountain in the middle, and there is a fine promenade along the river bank. The chief productions are woollen cloth, linen, flannel, and silks, and corn, wine, and some cotton are produced in the neighbourhood.