Province of Zaragoza
|Province of Zaragoza|
Map of Spain with Province of Zaragoza highlighted
|• Total||17,274 km2 (6,670 sq mi)|
|Area rank||Ranked 4|
|3.42% of Spain|
|• Rank||Ranked 15|
|• Density||56/km2 (150/sq mi)|
Zaragoza (Spanish pronunciation: [θaɾaˈɣoθa]), also called Saragossa in English, 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 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 in the Zaragoza province:
The following comarcas having their capital in Huesca Province include municipal terms within Zaragoza Province:
- Bajo Cinca: Mequinenza.
- Hoya de Huesca: Murillo de Gállego and Santa Eulalia de Gállego.
- Jacetania: Artieda, Mianos, Salvatierra de Esca and Sigüés.
- Monegros: La Almolda, Bujaraloz, Farlete, Leciñena, Monegrillo and Perdiguera.
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