Saragossa (currently in Aragonese and Castilian Zaragoza , in Latin: Caesaraugusta ; in Arabic: Saraqusta , سرقسطة) is a Spanish city, capital of the province of the same name and Aragon. It counts approximately: 660895 inhabitants, it is about the fifth most populated commune of Spain.
Important a treated was signed in Saragossa (Traité of Saragossa) in 1529 between Spaniards and Portuguese for the division of discovered Nouveau World.
Saragossa is located at approximately 300 km of Madrid, at 300 kilometers of Barcelona and 350 kilometers of Valence.
FoundationThe site of the city is occupied by a village Celtibère or a punic station strengthened before the arrival of the Romans, under the punic name of Salduba. A Roman colony is founded of 24 before Jesus-Christ who gave him the name of Caesaraugusta . The city is then in the Roman Province of Hispanie citérieure.
The Middle AgesThe city, which is in the field of the Visigoths is plundered in 449 by the king of the Suèves Rechiaire.
XXe and XXIe centuriesJuan Alberto Belloch, member of PSOE, is mayor of the city since the municipal elections of the May 25th 2003, while having beaten the outgoing mayor, Jose Atarés Martínez. It makes tandem with the president of the autonomous region of Aragón, Marcelino Iglesias, also member of the PSOE.
In December 2004, Saragossa was selected to be the city of the next International exhibition, (and nonuniversal), which will take place the summer 2008. The central theme of the Exposure will turn around water, and more than 60 countries are awaited.
From a historical and tourist point of view, it is necessary to mention the Palais of Aljafería, the basilica of Pilar, where the tradition locates an appearance of the virgin, the cathedral “Seo”, reopened there is little, the Roman walls, and the Roman theater which was also recently restored.
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