Zaragoza

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    saragossa
    municipality
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    view of zaragoza and the ebro
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    nickname(s): 
    the florence of spain[1]
    zaragoza is located in spain
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    location of zaragoza within aragon
    zaragoza is located in aragon
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    zaragoza (aragon)
    zaragoza is located in europe
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    coordinates: 41°39′n 0°53′w / 41°39′n 0°53′w / 41.650; -0.883

    zaragoza[a] (also called saragossa[b] in english)[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.

    on 1 january 2019 the population of the city of zaragoza was 706,904,[5] within its administrative limits on a land area of 1,062.64 square kilometres (410.29 square miles), ranking fifth in spain. it is the 32nd most populous municipality in the european union. 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 199 metres (653 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 gastronomy, 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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Zaragoza

Saragossa
View of Zaragoza and the Ebro
View of Zaragoza and the Ebro
Flag of Zaragoza
Flag
Coat of arms of Zaragoza
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): 
The Florence of Spain[1]
Zaragoza is located in Spain
Zaragoza
Zaragoza
Location of Zaragoza within Aragon
Zaragoza is located in Aragon
Zaragoza
Zaragoza
Zaragoza (Aragon)
Zaragoza is located in Europe
Zaragoza
Zaragoza
Zaragoza (Europe)
Coordinates: 41°39′N 0°53′W / 41°39′N 0°53′W / 41.650; -0.883

Zaragoza[a] (also called Saragossa[b] in English)[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.

On 1 January 2019 the population of the city of Zaragoza was 706,904,[5] within its administrative limits on a land area of 1,062.64 square kilometres (410.29 square miles), ranking fifth in Spain. It is the 32nd most populous municipality in the European Union. 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 199 metres (653 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 gastronomy, 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.