Zaragoza, Aragon, Spain

Economy

🇪🇸 Zaragoza, also known in English as Saragossa, 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 centre of both Aragon and the Ebro basin.

Zaragoza is the fifth most populated city in Spain. The municipality is home to more than 50 percent of the Aragonese population. The city lies at an elevation of about 208 metres (682 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 cuisine, 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.

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Economy An Opel factory was opened in 1982 in Figueruelas, a small village nearby. The automotive industry is a main pillar of the regional economy along with Balay, which manufactures household appliances; CAF, which builds railway rolling stock for both the national and international markets; SAICA and Torraspapel in the stationery sector; and various other local companies, such as Pikolin, Lacasa, and Imaginarium SA.

The city's economy benefited from projects like the Expo 2008, the official World's Fair, whose theme was water and sustainable development, held between 14 June and 14 September 2008, Plataforma Logística de Zaragoza (PLAZA), and the Parque Tecnológico de Reciclado (PTR). Furthermore, since December 2003, it has been a city through which the AVE high-speed rail travels. Currently, Zaragoza Airport is a major cargo hub in the Iberian Peninsula, behind only Madrid, Barcelona, and Lisbon.

Zaragoza is home to a Spanish Air Force base, which was shared with the U.S. Air Force until 1994. In English, the base was known as Zaragoza Air Base. The Spanish Air Force maintained a McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet wing at the base. No American flying wings (with the exception of a few KC-135's) were permanently based there, but it served as a training base for American fighter squadrons across Europe. It also hosts the main Spanish Army academy, Academia General Militar, a number of brigades at San Gregorio, and other garrisons.

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Zaragoza, Aragon, Spain 
<b>Zaragoza, Aragon, Spain</b>
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Zaragoza has a population of over 675,301 people. Zaragoza also forms the centre of the wider Zaragoza Province which has a population of over 954,811 people. It is also a part of the larger Aragon autonomous community. Zaragoza is the #378 hipster city in the world, with a hipster score of 1.8827 according to the Hipster Index which evaluates and ranks the major cities of the world according to the number of vegan eateries, coffee shops, tattoo studios, vintage boutiques, and record stores. Zaragoza is ranked #431 for startups with a score of 0.473.

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Twin Towns, Sister Cities Zaragoza has links with:

🇹🇷 Bayburt, Turkey 🇵🇸 Bethlehem, Palestine 🇫🇷 Biarritz, France 🇧🇷 Campinas, Brazil 🇪🇸 Canfranc, Spain 🇵🇹 Coimbra, Portugal 🇦🇷 Córdoba, Argentina 🇨🇴 Cúcuta, Colombia 🇨🇳 Dalian, China 🇧🇴 La Paz, Bolivia 🇦🇷 La Plata, Argentina 🇳🇮 León, Nicaragua 🇲🇹 Mdina, Malta 🇧🇦 Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina 🇪🇸 Móstoles, Spain 🇫🇷 Pau, France 🇷🇴 Ploieşti, Romania 🇵🇷 Ponce, Puerto Rico 🇲🇰 Skopje, North Macedonia 🇲🇽 Tijuana, Mexico 🇦🇱 Tirana, Albania 🇫🇷 Toulouse, France 🇭🇳 Yoro, Honduras 🇨🇳 Yulin, China 🇵🇭 Zamboanga City, Philippines 🇲🇽 Zapopan, Mexico 🇸🇻 Zaragoza, El Salvador 🇬🇹 Zaragoza, Guatemala
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Antipodal to Zaragoza is: 179.119,-41.652

Locations Near: Zaragoza -0.88114,41.6518

🇪🇸 Huesca -0.409,42.133 d: 66.3  

🇪🇸 Tudela -1.6,42.05 d: 74.2  

🇪🇸 Teruel -1.105,40.343 d: 146.8  

🇪🇸 Pamplona -1.644,42.818 d: 144.1  

🇪🇸 Lleida 0.627,41.615 d: 125.4  

🇪🇸 Lerida 0.633,41.617 d: 125.9  

🇪🇸 Estella -2.017,42.667 d: 146.6  

🇫🇷 Oloron-Sainte-Marie -0.615,43.19 d: 172.5  

🇪🇸 Soria -2.469,41.765 d: 132.4  

🇪🇸 Tortosa 0.517,40.8 d: 150.5  

Antipodal to: Zaragoza 179.119,-41.652

🇳🇿 Hastings 176.843,-39.645 d: 19720.7  

🇳🇿 Napier 176.9,-39.505 d: 19711.6  

🇳🇿 Gisborne 178.016,-38.659 d: 19669.3  

🇳🇿 Masterton 175.664,-40.95 d: 19716.1  

🇳🇿 Palmerston North 175.61,-40.357 d: 19687.4  

🇳🇿 Upper Hutt 175.05,-41.133 d: 19670.8  

🇳🇿 Hutt 174.917,-41.217 d: 19661.5  

🇳🇿 Lower Hutt 174.917,-41.217 d: 19661.5  

🇳🇿 Taupō 176.072,-38.687 d: 19596  

🇳🇿 Porirua 174.84,-41.131 d: 19653.5  

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