The province of Zaragoza in northeast Spain • Earth.com

The province of Zaragoza in northeast Spain

01-12-2023

Today’s Video of the Day from the European Space Agency features the province of Zaragoza in northeast Spain. The image was captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission.

“Together with the provinces of Huesca and Teruel, Zaragoza formed the old kingdom of Aragon. Its capital, also called Zaragoza (not visible in this image) is home to around half of Aragon’s population,” says ESA.

“The Ebro River can be seen winding its way through the province from west to east in this image. Between its source in the Cantabrian Mountains in the northwest and its delta on the Mediterranean coast, the Ebro River is fed by more than 200 tributaries as it flows 910 km across much of northern Spain.”

Since rainfall is very scarce in this region, irrigation in the Ebro basin is critically important. In the valleys surrounding the Ebro River, many fields are used for growing crops such as corn, wheat, and barley.

Video/ Image Credit: ESA

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Editor

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