Province of Zaragoza


Zaragoza (Spanish pronunciation: [θaɾaˈɣoθa]), also called Saragossa in English,[1] is a province of northern Spain, in the central part of the autonomous community of Aragon. Its capital is Zaragoza, which is also the capital of the autonomous community. Other towns in Zaragoza include Calatayud, Borja, La Almunia de Doña Godina, Ejea de los Caballeros and Tarazona.

Province of Zaragoza
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Coordinates: 41°35′N 1°00′W
Country Spain
Autonomous community Aragon
CapitalZaragoza
Area
  Total17,274 km2 (6,670 sq mi)
Area rankRanked 4th
 3.42% of Spain
Population
 (2018)
  Total954,811
  RankRanked 15th
  Density55/km2 (140/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Zaragozano/Zaragozana
Official language(s)Spanish
ParliamentCortes Generales

Its area is 17,274 km² and it is the fourth-largest Spanish province by land area. Its population was 954,811 in 2018, accounting for slightly over 72% of the entire population of Aragon; nearly 75% of those lived in the capital. Its population density was 51/km². It contains 292 municipalities, of which more than half are villages with fewer than 300 people.

The main language throughout the province is Spanish (with official status), although Catalan is spoken in the Bajo Aragón-Caspe comarca and in Mequinenza municipality.

Geography


The province of Zaragoza is bordered by the provinces of Lleida, Tarragona, Teruel, Guadalajara, Soria, La Rioja, Navarre, and Huesca. The southern and western side of the province is in the mountainous Sistema Ibérico area and includes its highest point, the Moncayo, while the northern end reaches the Pre-Pyrenees. The Ebro River crosses the province from west to east.

Comarcas


Comarcas in the Zaragoza province:

No.NameCapital
5Cinco VillasEjea de los Caballeros
12Tarazona y el MoncayoTarazona
13Campo de BorjaBorja
14ArandaIllueca
15Ribera Alta del EbroAlagón
16ValdejalónLa Almunia de Doña Godina
17ZaragozaZaragoza
18Ribera Baja del EbroQuinto
19Bajo Aragón-Caspe/Baix Aragó-CaspCaspe
20Comunidad de CalatayudCalatayud
21Campo de CariñenaCariñena
22Campo de BelchiteBelchite
24Campo de DarocaDaroca

The following comarcas having their capital in Huesca Province include municipal terms within Zaragoza Province:

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