Province of Zaragoza
Zaragoza is a province of northern Spain, in the centre of the independent community of Aragon. Its capital is Zaragoza, which is also the capital of the indepedent community. Other cities in Zaragoza include Tarazona, Calatayud, Ejea de los Caballeros, La Almunia de Doña Godina and Borja.
Its area is 17,274 km². It has a population of 973,252 people (2010), of who almost 75% moved in the capital, and the population density is 50.95 people/km². It owns 292 municipalities, of which more than 50% are villages with less than 300 people.
The main language spoken through the province is Spanish, although Catalan is the official in the comarca of Bajo Aragón-Caspe .
The southern and western side of the province is in the Sistema Ibérico area, full of mountains and includes its tallest point, the Moncayo, while the northern end reaches the Pre-Pyrenees. The Ebro River passes through the province from west to east.
The city is well known for its folklore, a great local cuisine, and landmarks such as the Aljafería Palace, the Basílica del Pilar and La Seo Cathedral. Together with the Aljafería and La Seo, various other constructions form part of the Mudéjar Architecture of Aragon which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Fiestas del Pilar are between the most honored festivities in Spain.
The Autonomous Community of Aragón is found on the northeast of the Iberian Peninsula .
To the north you'll find the Aragonese Pyrenees, to the east Catalonia and Valencia , the west Castilla- Leon, Navarra and La Rioja and the south Castile -La Mancha. The deep river Ebro runs through the region.
Its landscape has three very distinct areas : the high mountains of the Pyrenees and the valleys of the Ebro , which offer all kinds of sports: mountain climbing, hiking, skiing, fishing, hunting, mountainbiking, horseriding, golf ... And the province of Teruel with the Sierra de Albarracin is a different kind of countryside .
Aragon has 4 nationwide Parks and Biosfera de Ordeña Viñamala , engaging a wealth of interesting wildlife .
Countryside tourism is flourishing, and this region has a significant monumental heritage.
Take a trip to the countryside and visit the mountain resorts to exercise winter sports, or see first hand the fauna and flora which are untouched in these places. Ge to know customs, carnivals, folklore, and crafts in this extraordinary community.
Its cuisine is renowned for their use of raw materials and the authenticity of its traditional cuisine, with diverse dishes of meat and vegetables, and also their desserts and fine wines .
Aragon is still undiscovered by visitors, and therefore you will find fascinating surprises.