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Burgos is situated in north-central Spain in the region of Castile and Leon, at the halfway point between Madrid and the French border. It has a population of 170,000 and is known for its cultural, historic and artistic heritage. Just a few kilometers outside the city is the important archaeological site of Atapuerca, which contains a rich fossil record of the earliest human beings in Europe.

The city enjoys good transportation links with cities in Spain, France and Portugal, contributing to its varied and dynamic industrial development.

Burgos has undertaken many activities in the field of sustainable mobility and won the CIVITAS City of the Year award in 2007 and the Energy Globe Award in 2008 in the Air category. It is a leader among Spanish cities in terms of sustainable mobility, making huge efforts to achieve a car-free city centre, the BICIBUR free bicycle loan system and 100 percent clean public transport. Burgos now leads the CIVINET network of cities that are concerned with sustainable mobility in Spain and Portugal.

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