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Zaragoza (/ˌzærəˈɡoʊzə/, /ˌsærəˈɡoʊsə/ or /ˌθærəˈɡoʊθə/, Spanish: [θaɾaˈɣoθa]), also called Saragossa (/ˌsærəˈɡɒsə/) in English, is the capital city of the Zaragoza province and of the autonomous community of Aragon, Spain. It lies by the Ebro river and its tributaries, the Huerva and the Gállego, roughly in the center of both Aragon and the Ebro basin. On 1 September 2010 the population of the city of Zaragoza was 701,090, within its administrative limits on a land area of 1,062.64 square kilometres (410.29 square miles), ranking fifth in Spain. It is the 32nd most populous municipality in the European Union. 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 (653 feet) above sea level. Zaragoza hosted Expo 2008 in the summer of 2008, a world's fair on water and sustainable development. It was also a candidate for the European Capital of Culture in 2012. The city is famous for its folklore, local gastronomy, and landmarks such as the Basílica del Pilar, La Seo Cathedral and the Aljafería Palace.Together with La Seo and the Aljafería, 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.


Zaragoza, a city located on the banks of Ebro River is one of the major cities of Spain. The city of Zaragoza sees a blend of Roman, Jewish and Christian culture through its city walls, squares, churches, basilicas, and palaces. Places to visit in Zaragoza include: The Pilar Basilica, a universal symbol of Zaragoza; La Lonja Palace, a 16th century building which is now a venue for many exhibitions; San Salvador Cathedral, also called the Seo, featuring Renaissance and Baroque elements; Caesaraugusta Theatre Museum; Metropolitan Water Park, Zaragoza's main recreation area with green spaces and an open-air museum; Water Gardens; the River Beach; Arbolé Theatre; and Parque Grande or Great Park, a beautiful landscaped garden. Other attractions in Zaragoza include: the city walls, the Forum, the River Port and the Public Baths.

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Facts and Stats for Zaragoza*

  • Pollution Statistics in Zaragoza

    Know the pollution level of Zaragoza before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 10.42 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 33.33 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 33.33 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 62.5 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 45.83 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 19.44 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 37.5 (Low)
  • Zaragoza: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Zaragoza for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Zaragoza.

    • Corruption and Bribery 25 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 6.25 (Very Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 95 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 6.25 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 18.75 (Very Low)
  • Living in Zaragoza - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Zaragoza is 180.2 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 92.19 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 89.12 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 31.85 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 22.25 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 62.91 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 80.56 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.76 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 62.2 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Zaragoza

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Zaragoza

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.21 USD
    • International Movie per seat 8.23 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 29.1 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 66.62 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 82.29 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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