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The Moors were the medieval Muslim inhabitants of the Maghreb, Iberian Peninsula, Sicily and Malta. They invaded the Iberian Peninsula in 711 and called the territory Al-Andalus, an area which at different times comprised Gibraltar, most of Spain and Portugal, and parts of Southern France. After a centuries-long conflict with the Christian kingdoms of Europe called the Reconquista, the fall of Granada in 1492 saw the end of the Muslim rule in Iberia.