- seaport in SW Spain, on the AtlanticSp. name Cá·diz·
- city in N Negros, in the Philippines
A city of southwest Spain northwest of Gibraltar on the Gulf of Cádiz, an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean. Cádiz was founded c. 1100 BC by Phoenicians and passed to the Carthaginians (c. 500 BC), Romans (third century AD), Moors (711), and the kingdom of Castile (1262). Its port was a base for Spanish treasure ships after the conquest of the Americas.