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Province of Zaragoza

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Zaragoza (Spanish pronunciation: [θaɾaˈɣoθa]), 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.

Province of Zaragoza
Flag of Province of Zaragoza
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Coat of arms of Province of Zaragoza
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Map of Spain with Province of Zaragoza highlighted
Map of Spain with Province of Zaragoza highlighted
Coordinates: 41°35′N 1°00′W / 41.583°N 1.000°W / 41.583; -1.000Coordinates: 41°35′N 1°00′W / 41.583°N 1.000°W / 41.583; -1.000
CountrySpain
Autonomous communityAragon Aragon
CapitalZaragoza
Area
 • Total17,274 km2 (6,670 sq mi)
Area rankRanked 4
 3.42% of Spain
Population
 (2018)
 • Total954,811
 • RankRanked 15
 • Density55/km2 (140/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Zaragozano/Zaragozana
Official language(s)Spanish
ParliamentCortes Generales
The Ebro River in Zaragoza city with the Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar on the right
The Moncayo Massif seen from Tarazona

Its area is 17,274 km² and it is the fourth-largest Spanish province by land area. Its population is 954.811 (2018), 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.

GeographyEdit

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.

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