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Zaragoza (province)

Province of Zaragoza
Province
Flag of Province of Zaragoza
Flag
Coat of arms of Province of Zaragoza
Coat of arms
Map of Spain with Province of Zaragoza highlighted
Map of Spain with Province of Zaragoza highlighted
Coordinates:
Autonomous community Aragon
Capital Zaragoza
Area
 • Total 17,274 km2 (6,670 sq mi)
Area rank Ranked 4
  3.42% of Spain
Population (2010)
 • Total 973,252
 • Rank Ranked 15
 • Density 56/km2 (150/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Zaragozano/Zaragozana
Official language(s) Spanish
The Ebro River in Zaragoza city with the Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar on the right
The Moncayo Massif seen from Tarazona

Zaragoza (Spanish pronunciation: ), 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.

Its area is 17,274 km² and it is the fourth largest Spanish province by land area. Its population is 973,252 (2010), of whom nearly three-quarters live in the capital, and its population density is 50.95/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.

Contents

  • Geography 1
  • Comarcas 2
  • See also 3
  • Notes and references 4
  • External links 5

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. Name Capital
5 Cinco Villas Ejea de los Caballeros
12 Tarazona y el Moncayo Tarazona
13 Campo de Borja Borja
14 Aranda Illueca
15 Ribera Alta del Ebro Alagón
16 Valdejalón La Almunia de Doña Godina
17 Zaragoza Zaragoza
18 Ribera Baja del Ebro Quinto
19 Bajo Aragón-Caspe/Baix Aragó-Casp Caspe
20 Comunidad de Calatayud Calatayud
21 Campo de Cariñena Cariñena
22 Campo de Belchite Belchite
24 Campo de Daroca Daroca

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

See also

Notes and references

  1. ^ Encyclopædia Britannica, Zaragoza (conventional Saragossa)

External links

  • Official website


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