The province of Zaragoza is located at the crossroads that lead from the Cantabrian to the Mediterranean and from it to the Plateau.
It occupies the central strip of Aragon having - in addition to the natural contacts with the provinces of Huesca and Teruel - limits with the Navarrese, Riojan lands, Castilian (Soria and Guadalajara) and Catalan (Lleida and Tarragona).
Its 17,194 square kilometers form a triangle whose vertices border the Pyrenees, to the north; the Iberian Sierras with the Moncayo, to the west and the coastal-Catalan mountain range, to the east.
The Ebro river cuts its surface as a hinge on which a good part of the provincial activity is articulated. This is substantially prolonged, through the channels of its tributaries: Arba, Gállego, and Cinca on the left and Queiles, Huecha, Jalón, Huerva, Aguas, Martin, Guadalope and Matarraña on the right.
The landscape of Zaragoza is of a great variety. It is constituted by mountain ranges, crossed by valleys and ravines in the lower Aragon; by the mountainous stirrups of the northern pre-Pyrenees; by the "roof" of the Moncayo (2,315 meters) and its somontano, by the plains of the Five Villas; for the moors of La Violada and Los Monegros; through the fertile valleys of Gállego, Jalón and Jiloca; through the plains of vineyards that go from the Borja field and La Almunia de Doña Godina towards Cariñena and Belchite.
Zaragoza Province. Zaragoza City
The general tonic of the climate is continental, without excesses, with abundant clean and bright skies.
In the center of the Ebro Valley rises the capital, Zaragoza, surrounded by "molars".
It is the political and economic center of Aragon. It constitutes an important nucleus of communications that organizes commercial and culturally an extensive territory superior to the own provincial or regional limits. Nearly seven hundred thousand inhabitants groups three-fourths of the provincial population.
The rest of the 250,000 Zaragozans are spread over three hundred other municipalities, Calatayud, Ejea de los Caballeros and Tarazona are the main ones.
In the subsoil the vestiges of millenary civilizations persist: prehistoric, Iberian, Roman or Visigoth sites emerge with abundance.
From the Romanesque to the Neoclassical the artistic examples follow, with special incidence of the Romanesque in the Five Villas, the Gothic in the Lower Aragon, the Mudejar overcomes all times and places.
Zaragoza, city of almost seven hundred thousand inhabitants, capital of the province and Aragon,
is also the center of attraction of the entire Ebro valley.
Located in an unbeatable geographical location, it constitutes a communications hub with easy access from the Castilian plateau, Catalonia, Levante, Navarra, La Rioja and the Basque Country.
On the banks of the river Ebro , at its confluence with the Gállego river in the north and the Huerva river in the south,
they meet in the streets of Zaragoza all type of incentives From the sports to the gastronomic through the artistic and cultural.
Shows and attractions, Trade Fair, October Festivities, together with a varied hotel infrastructure and a dynamic hospitality make up the profile of a city, whose bimonthly history has given it an open, welcoming and sincere character.
Dynamic, industrial, judicial, religious and university center of the first order in addition to recognized City of Congresses, Zaragoza also has nearby with artistic places like the Cartuja de Aula Dei and the Cartuja Baja and Attractive rural neighborhoods.
Parties of special significance are those of Corpus in Daroca as well as those of Calatayud, Tarazona, Cariñena, Ejea de los Caballeros or Caspe.
The Pilar festivities in Zaragoza, on October 12, extend their fame beyond the national level.
The date of April 23, festival of San Jorge, traditional patron of Aragon is declared "Day of Aragon".
Among the local festive customs, "dance" stands out: pastoral farce about the patron's feast, which they try to hinder the Moors. The dances are of sticks, swords, bows, ribbons or castanets and even in certain cases, such as Tauste, they are completed with the elevation of "human towers".
Cetina's unique "contradanza" has Celtic roots.
A good number of parties are completed with some native sports such as the Aragonese ball or the bar throw that reach its maximum diffusion in the Jalón basin.
The jota is the singing and dancing of Zaragoza par excellence, its different varieties such as the so-called "pure", the fast "danced", the "high" of Bujaraloz or the uncast of Uncastillo are commonly accepted.
With the jota the "bolero" was very popular, with modalities indicated in Caspe and Luna; as well as the "seguidillas" of Leciñena.
Housing and the popular costume is another manifestation of the personality of the people of Zaragoza.
They stand out for their originality that of the Five Villas and that of Bajo Aragón. The handkerchief tied on the men's head, "el cachirulo", is a common and generalized note.
The handicrafts are kept alive in the traditional potteries of Alhama de Aragón, Ateca, Tobed, Villafeliche, María de Huerva or Fuentes de Ebro.
Special mention deserves the Alfar-Muel school, run by the Excellency Provincial Council.
Zaragoza cuisine is simple and requires authenticity. Nourished by the quality of fruits and vegetables, pork and pork, it is accompanied by the quality of the wines of Borja and Cariñena or those of Jalón, Daroca or Belchite.
Roasts, chilindrones, salmorrejo eggs, fries and firigollas, skeins, capón de corral and many other typical dishes have their logical dessert in the peach with wine; peach and fruits in general, which are exquisite next to Jalon.
If you want Ample your information on Aragon you can begin crossing some Monasteries, o 40 Castles another interesting route is the Mudejar, Patrimony of the Humanity, also you can extend your cultural knowledge on Aragón examining its municipal and institutional heraldy without forgetting, of course, some of its emblematicas figures as San George Pattern of Aragon or its personages I illustrate adding to these data a minimum crossed by its history o some books.
The information will not be complete without a stroll by its three provinces: Zaragoza, Teruel and Huesca and ours varied Regions, with shutdown in some of its spectacular landscapes like Ordesa or the Moncayo or by opposition in the valle of the Ebro.
Zaragoza Province, description, climate and landscape, Nature
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