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 the city of Zaragoza, which is also the capital of the autonomous community. Other towns in the province include La Almunia de Doña Godina, Borja, Calatayud, Caspe, Ejea de los Caballeros, Tarazona, and Utebo.

Province of Zaragoza
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Coordinates: 41°35′N 1°00′W / 41.583°N 1.000°W / 41.583; -1.000
Country Spain
Autonomous community Aragon
 • Total17,274 km2 (6,670 sq mi)
 • RankRanked 4th
 3.42% of Spain
 • Total954,811
 • RankRanked 15th
 • Density55/km2 (140/sq mi)
Official language(s)Spanish
ParliamentCortes Generales

Its area is 17,274 km², which makes it the fourth-largest Spanish province by land area. Its population was 954,811 in 2018, accounting for slightly over 72% of the entire population of Aragon; nearly 75% of those lived in the capital. Its population density was 51/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 easternmost part (Bajo Aragón-Caspe comarca and Mequinenza municipality).

Geography edit

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 edit

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:

Population edit

The historical population is given in the following chart:

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