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Zaragoza

Administration
Full nameZaragoza
CountrySpain
Autonomous communityAragón
ProvinceZaragoza
ComarcaZaragoza
Government
TypeMayor-council
BodyAyuntamiento de Zaragoza
MayorJuan Alberto Belloch
Geography
Total Area410.2 sq mi (1062.64 km2)
Elevation652.9 ft (199 m)
Demography
Total Population701090 (1 January 2010)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Demonymzaragozano (m), zaragozana (f)
Other information
Time zoneCET (GMT +1) (UTC)
- Summer (DST)CEST (GMT +2) (UTC)
Postcode50001 - 50018

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Zaragoza (-esθaɾaˈɣoθa), also called Saragossa in English, is the capital city of the Zaragoza Province and of the autonomous community of Aragon, Spain. It is situated on the Ebro river and its tributaries, the Huerva and Gállego, near the centre of the region, in a valley with a variety of landscapes, ranging from desert (Los Monegros) to thick forest, meadows and mountains.

On 1 September 2010 the population of the city of Zaragoza was 701,090, ranking fifth in Spain. The population of the metropolitan area was estimated in 2006 at 783,763 inhabitants. The municipality is home to more than 50 percent of the Aragonese population. The city lies at an elevation of 199 metres.

Zaragoza hosted Expo 2008 in the summer of 2008, a World's fair on water and sustainable development. It was also candidate for the European Capital of Culture in 2016. In addition, Zaragoza wants to be a candidate city for the Winter Olympic Games 2022, a project similar to Torino 2006 and Vancouver 2010. Ice and snow sports in Zaragoza, are popular in the nearby Pyrenees, where many of Spain's best ski resorts are located.

The city is famous for its folklore, a renowned local gastronomy, and landmarks such as the Basílica del Pilar, La Seo Cathedral and the The Aljafería Palace.

Together with La Seo and the Aljaferia, several other buildings form part of the Mudéjar Architecture of Aragon which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Fiestas del Pilar are among the most celebrated festivals in Spain.

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mediabistro.com--By officially taking over from recently departed morning man Victor -Zaragoza-, Dees is returning to the major market that made his name. Dees has never really gone away, continuing to host syndicated program The Rick Dees Weekly Top 40, - Date : Wed, 20 Apr 2011 22:12:58 GMT+00:00
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El Paso Times--Adam Frank, president of River Oaks Properties, points to the area east of Loop 375 and the intersection of -Zaragoza- Road and Montwood Drive where two overpasses may be built. The shopping center developer says the ... - Date : Tue, 19 Apr 2011 08:40:10 GMT+00:00
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Journal and Courier--I am hoping that you will rule that both my lawyers Patrick Baker and Robert Little have access to these transcripts for the purpose of building my defense and potential impeachment issues with future witnesses," -Zaragoza- w - Date : Tue, 19 Apr 2011 06:09:15 GMT+00:00
Man accused of sharing child pornography on Internet (11:26 am) - Las Cruces Sun-News Tweet this news
Las Cruces Sun-News--Police said Herbert Lee Evans, 30, of the 1600 block of -Zaragoza-, is facing charges of possession of child pornography and intent to promote child pornography. Police and FBI agents allege Evans shared two files of chid pornography - Date : Tue, 19 Apr 2011 17:37:31 GMT+00:00
Rossi on the spot as Villarreal down Zaragoza - UEFA.com Tweet this news
UEFA.com--Giuseppe Rossi's 16th Liga goal of the season proved enough for Villarreal CF to overcome relegation-threatened Real -Zaragoza- and move nine points clear of fifth-placed Athletic Club. Giuseppe Rossi's 16th Liga goal of the season pro - Date : Mon, 18 Apr 2011 21:37:42 GMT+00:00
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Real Zaragoza @ Villarreal 4/18/2011 - AccuScore Tweet this news
AccuScore--In simulations where the game is not a draw Villarreal, at 55.5%, are heavy favorites to beat Real -Zaragoza- who have a 18.9% chance. In simulation wins, Real -Zaragoza- upsets Villarreal by averaging 10.6 shots and 3.8 shots on goal. ... - Date : Wed, 13 Apr 2011 21:39:47 GMT+00:00
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