Zaragoza (province)
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Zaragoza Province
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
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
Country Spain
Autonomous community Aragon
CapitalZaragoza
Area
 o Total17,274 km2 (6,670 sq mi)
Area rankRanked 4th
 3.42% of Spain
Population
(2018)
 o Total954,811
 o RankRanked 15th
 o Density55/km2 (140/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Zaragozano/Zaragozana
Official language(s)Spanish
ParliamentCortes Generales

Zaragoza (Spanish pronunciation: [?a?a'?o?a]), 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.

Its area is 17,274 km² and it is 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 Bajo Aragón-Caspe comarca and in Mequinenza municipality.

Geography

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

Comarcas in the Zaragoza province:

The following comarcas having their capital in Huesca Province include municipal terms within Zaragoza Province:

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