Casetas

Casetas is a borough of Zaragoza (Spain) located 15 km west of the city.

Casetas
CountrySpain
Autonomous communityAragon
ProvinceZaragoza
MunicipalityZaragoza
Government
 • MayorJosé Luis Román Escuer
Area
 • Total3.15 km2 (1.22 sq mi)
Elevation
215 m (705 ft)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total7,605
 • Density2,414.28/km2 (6,253.0/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ZIP code
50180
Website[1]

ManagementEdit

Casetas is a population entity that is 14 km (9 mi) from Zaragoza, its administrative capital. From July 1, 1879 by decision of the City Council of the former town of Las Casetas, this place began to be a neighborhood of the city of Zaragoza. Nowadays it is the most populated neighborhood of the 14 rural neighborhoods that the city has. Casetas is situated in the northwest corner of the municipality of Zaragoza, at 215 m (705 ft) of altitude, it borders Sobradiel on the north, Garrapinillos on the south, Utebo on the east and Pinseque, Alagón and La Joyosa on the west. The municipal term of Casetas has an area of 3.15 km2 (1.22 sq mi). The mayor of Casetas is Mr. José Luis Román Escuer.

DemographyEdit

Casetas had a population of 7,605 inhabitants in 2010. The population of Casetas grew in the 20th century because of the construction of the railway train and the building of an Opel factory in the 1980s. Due to the arrival of foreign population, Casetas's population grew in the 21st century.

Demographic developments in the 18th and 19th centuriesEdit

1773 1796 1802 1816 1820 1823 1827 1843 1857 1860 1877 1887
68 78 99 81 123 130 150 110 268 309 361 721

Demographic developments in the 20th and 21st centuriesEdit

1900 1910 1920 1930 1940 1950 1960 1970 1981 1991 2001 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
1,438 1,297 1,623 2,383 3,237 3,584 3,834 4,597 5,646 6,436 6,212 6,222 6,736 6,298 7,112 7,412 7,575 7,605

Foreign population by country of originEdit

Romania Poland Ecuador Morocco Portugal Bulgaria
588 236 188 159 130 114

CultureEdit

Casetas has three schools, a high school, a day centre for the elderly', a youth club', a ludoteca, pools and a sports complex. Casetas has a long musical tradition, because many bands were formed there, like Pedro Botero, Se abre la veda, Zirrosis Kronica and La Cap Deleite.

FestivitiesEdit

  • La Virgen de la Rosa (first Sunday of May)
  • San Miguel (September 29)

ReferencesEdit

Coordinates: 41°43′08″N 1°01′39″W / 41.7189°N 1.0275°W / 41.7189; -1.0275