About the city
Zaragoza is the capital city of the Zaragoza Province. It lies by the Ebro river. In 2010, the population of the city of Zaragoza was 701,090 on a land area of 1,062.64 square kilometers (410.29 square miles), which makes it the fifth in Spain.
The city is famous for its folklore, local gastronomy, and landmarks, such as del Pilar Cathedral, La Seo Cathedral and the Aljaferia. Together with La Seo and the Aljafería, several other buildings form part of the Mudejar Architacture of Aragon, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The most celebrated festival in Spain, Fiestas del Pilar, takes place in Zaragona.
About the twinning agreement
In January 2019, a twinning agreement was signed between Bethlehem and Zaragoza. The two parties were represented by Mayor of Bethlehem, Adv. Anton Salman, and Mayor of Zaragoza, Mr. Pedro Santisteve Roche. The agreement included mutual projects to promote culture; to foster relationships and exchanges between both municipalities in the fields of education, youth and sports; to promote sustainable tourism and pilgrimage; and to extend cooperation in projects of other interests.