Ciudad de Vega
|Municipality in Principado de Vega|
|Province||Ciudad de Vega|
|Major airport||Aeropuerto Internacional de Vega, Aeropuerto Vega Sur - Sálvora|
|National Highways||A1 A2 A3 A4 A5 A9 A10 A10S A98|
|Train Station||Vega EC|
|Metro||Metro de Vega|
The city of Vega is the capital and main city in the Principality of Vega. It is as well the capital to the province of Ciudad de Vega, which is the smallest in the country (520 km2), and to the only municipality in this province. The old city lies in the largest island in the mouth of River Vega, and the rest of the city developed in the mouth and the north east shore of its estuary, in the southeasternmost part of the country.
It has boundaries with the provinces of Sálvora in the south west, Victoria in the northwest and Ruerguesado in the north and the east. The city of Vega and the closest cities in these provinces, including Sálvora, Liguria, Santa María del Mar, Cortegaza, Albella and Claramonte, among others, form the conurbation of Vega, the most populated in the country with around 6 million inhabitants.
Ciudad de Vega has a population of 2,527,775 inhabitants, divided in 12 districts.
The city of Vega lies in the mouth of River Vega, in its last 10 km, between River Ruer (left side) and River Gares, and on the left shore of the Vega Estuary. The old city center lies on an island in River Vega; the areas around the river are flat, and the areas of Valvanera and Lonquéjar are hilly, especially Lonquéjar, where the castle lies 100 m high.
The districts are subdivisions of the region and province of Ciudad de Vega. They usually correspond to the former municipalities in the city.
|Casco Histórico||River Islands of Vega and La Ermita||Vega|
|Ensanche (Norte)||Vega River - Calle Ciudad de Génova - Avda. Alhambra - Avda. Cortes||Vega|
|Ensanche (Sur)||Avda. Cortes - Pº Reyes Católicos - Avda. Cid - Avda. Gonzalo de Berceo||Vega|
|Ribavega||Vega River and Estuary - Pº Reyes Católicos - Avda. Cortes||Vega|
|Fuente Clara||Vega River and Province of Sálvora - Province of Ruerguesado - A10 - Avda. Los Ángeles||Laguna de Fuente Clara|
|Villafranca||Vega River - Avda. Los Ángeles - A10 - Province of Ruerguesado - A3 - Avda. Europa - Avda. Alhambra - Calle Ciudad de Génova||Villafranca de la Ribera|
|Clavijo||Avda. Alhambra - Province of Ruerguesado - A4||Clavijo|
|Valvanera||A4 - Province of Ruerguesado - Ctra. Arón - Avda. Valvanera - Avda. Gonzalo de Berceo||Santa María de Valvanera|
|Miravilla||Pº Reyes Católicos - Avda. Cid - Avda. Valvanera - Ctra. Arón - Province of Ruerguesado - A10 - Ronda Lonquéjar - Avda. Lonquéjar||Campo de Miravilla, Bastavales|
|Lonquéjar||Vega Estuary - Pº Reyes Católicos - Avda. Lonquéjar - Ronda Lonquéjar - A10 - Province of Ruerguesado||Lonquéjar|
|Sauller||Vega River - A9 - V10||Sauller|
|Egara||A9 - V10 - Vega River - Province of Victoria||Egara|
Roads and Highways
The city of Vega is the origin of the main roads and highways in the country; all provinces are directly communicated by at least one of the main highways: A1 to Sálvora, Izaro, Leiden and Langraiz; A2 to Liguria, Silea, Bazano, San Jorge and Bosconia, A3 to Burgo de Valdecorneja and Tedra; A4 to Ruerguia, Lox, Eraso and Córdoba, A5 to Santa María del Mar and Noremburgo, A9 to Albella, the ring highways BPV (First Ring), A10 (Vega Orbital Highway) and A8 (External Ring); and other important highways such as A7 , A11 , A41 , A51 , A90 , A97 , A98 and A602 complete the network of the conurbation of Vega.
Ciudad de Vega is served by two airports, though none of them is within the province boundaries. The main one is Aeropuerto Internacional de Vega (Vega International Airport), 15 km northeast of Vega in the province of Santa María del Mar, and the second one is the Airport Vega Sur - Sálvora in the region of Sálvora, 15 km south of the city centre.
The city of Vega, its conurbation and the area of influence is served by an extense train network called RedU Vega.
The city of Vega has a well developed subway system, communicating all the districts of the city and other cities in the area. Metro de Vega has 10 lines.
Football and Basketball are the most popular sports in the city of Vega.