Zaragoza

Zaragoza,[lower-alpha 1] also known in English as Saragossa,[lower-alpha 2][4] is the capital city of the Zaragoza Province and of the autonomous community of Aragon, Spain. It lies by the Ebro river and its tributaries, the Huerva and the Gállego, roughly in the center of both Aragon and the Ebro basin.

Zaragoza
Saragossa
Nickname(s): 
The Florence of Spain[1]
Zaragoza
Location of Zaragoza within Aragon
Zaragoza
Zaragoza (Aragon)
Zaragoza
Zaragoza (Europe)
Coordinates: 41°39′N 0°53′W
Country Spain
Autonomous community Aragon
ProvinceZaragoza
ComarcaZaragoza
DistrictsCentro, Casco Histórico, Delicias, Universidad, San José, Las Fuentes, La Almozara, Oliver-Valdefierro, Torrero-La Paz, Actur-Rey Fernando, El Rabal, Casablanca, Santa Isabel, Miralbueno, Sur, Distrito Rural
Government
  TypeAyuntamiento
  BodyAyuntamiento de Zaragoza [es]
  MayorJorge Azcón (People's Party)
Area
  Total973.78 km2 (375.98 sq mi)
Elevation
243 m (797 ft)
Population
 (2020)[2]
  Total681,877
  Density700/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Demonym(s)zaragozano (m), zaragozana (f)
Time zoneCET (GMT +1)
  Summer (DST)CEST (GMT +2)
Postal codes
50001–50022
ISO 3166-2ES-Z
Websitewww.zaragoza.es

On 1 January 2019 the population of the municipality of Zaragoza was 706,904,[5] (the fifth most populated in Spain) on a land area of 973.78 square kilometres (375.98 square miles). The population of the metropolitan area was estimated in 2006 at 783,763 inhabitants. The municipality is home to more than 50 percent of the Aragonese population. The city lies at an elevation of about 208 metres (682 feet) above sea level.

Zaragoza hosted Expo 2008 in the summer of 2008, a world's fair on water and sustainable development. It was also a candidate for the European Capital of Culture in 2012.

The city is famous for its folklore, local cuisine, and landmarks such as the Basílica del Pilar, La Seo Cathedral and the Aljafería Palace. Together with La Seo and the Aljafería, several other buildings form part of the Mudéjar Architecture of Aragon which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Fiestas del Pilar are among the most celebrated festivals in Spain.


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