16 Facts About Zaragoza


Zaragoza, known in English as Saragossa, is the capital city of the Zaragoza Province and of the autonomous community of Aragon, Spain.

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Zaragoza hosted Expo 2008 in the summer of 2008, a world's fair on water and sustainable development.

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In 1018, amid the collapse of the Caliphate of Cordoba, Zaragoza became an independent Taifa of Zaragoza, initially controlled by the Tujibid family, then ruled by the Banu Hud from 1039.

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The opening of the Madrid–Zaragoza line took place a year and a half later, on 16 May 1863.

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Zaragoza is located near the confluence of the Ebro with the Gallego, a more voluminous left-bank tributary born in the Pyrenees.

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Zaragoza has a semi-arid climate, as it lies in a wide basin entirely surrounded by mountains which block off moist air from the Atlantic and Mediterranean.

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Zaragoza is administratively divided into 15 urban districts and 14 rural neighborhoods:.

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Currently, Zaragoza Airport is a major cargo hub in the Iberian Peninsula, behind only Madrid, Barcelona, and Lisbon.

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Zaragoza is home to a Spanish Air and Space Force base, which was shared with the U S Air Force until 1994.

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Zaragoza has an interurban bus network operated by Transport Consortium Zaragoza Area that operates 17 regular lines.

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Zaragoza is a part of the Spanish high-speed railway operated by Renfe, AVE, which connects Madrid, Lleida, Tarragona, Barcelona and Figueres via high-speed rail.

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Zaragoza Airport is located in the Garrapinillos neighbourhood, 10 kilometres from the city centre.

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Zaragoza CFF is a Spanish women's football team from Zaragoza playing in Primera Division Femenina.

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Zaragoza was one of the Spanish cities which hosted the FIFA World Cup 1982.

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Main basketball team, Basket Zaragoza, known as Tecnyconta Zaragoza for sponsorship reasons, plays in the Liga ACB.

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Zaragoza was strongly associated with Jaca in its failed bid for the 2014 Winter Olympics.

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