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Aragon
aragon
Natural history & cultural heritage

The Pyrenees and the Ebro River define this land of stunning scenery and deep history. Here we come to enjoy the rich natural environment with rivers ideal for white-water sports, the imposing silhouette of the great Pyrenees, native forests, charming mountain villages, fortified towns and a valuable historical and artistic heritage which has been granted World heritage status and brings together monasteries, castles and the best Mudejar art in Spain.

Location
Located in northeastern Spain, Aragon has three provinces: Huesca, Zaragoza and Teruel. The River Ebro runs through the centre of the region in a wide valley that forms a natural barrier between the Pyrenees to the north and the Iberian Mountain System to the south.

Climate
Due to the irregular terrain, there are major differences in climate conditions across Aragon. The high mountain peaks are subject to year-round ice but there are desert areas and places with continental climate, too. Temperatures vary depending on altitude. The cool, dry Cierzo and the warm Levant winds are typical of the area.

Population
1,277,471

Cuisine
Aragon sucking lamb, Teruel ham, oil from Bajo Aragon and the appellation d'origine wines of Cariñena, Borja, Somontano and Calatayud, are the most famous products of Aragon cuisine. Traditional recipes include bacalao al ajoarriero, boliches (beans) from Embun, conejo en salmorejo (rabbit), pollo al chilindron (chicken with red peppers) and truchas a la molinera (trout).

Aragon Tourist Information
Phone: +34 902 47 70 00
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