León is a province of Spain in the northwest of the autonomous region of Castilla y León. In January 2017, the city’s population stood at 473 604 inhabitants.
León stands out for its quality of life thanks to the broad range of cultural activities available, and its historical-artistic heritage, all integrated into a modern city full of squares, parks and fountains, and endowed with an integrated and environmentally-friendly urban development structure.
The city of León hosts 73.7% of the province’s businesses (according to 2016 data).
Important sectors are:
- Information and Communication Technology
- Biotechnology and pharmaceuticals
- 3D Printing
- Automation Industry (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles)
León is one the sunniest European cities, with 2624 hours of sunshine per year.
Its continental climate is tempered in the summers by its height above sea level, and also by its proximity to the Cantabrian mountain range.
Rainfall is irregular throughout the year, and the seasons varied. Winters are cold and spring is short, starting with frost and late snow, In the summer, the maximum temperature reaches 30ºC, and autumn is long with a fall in temperatures and widespread frost.
León cares for and protects the environment:
- By controlling radio emissions and noise levels in urban, industrial, commercial and leisure facilities.
- By making economic activity and start-up permission dependent on supplied environmental data.
- Through excellent waste management and street cleaning.
- Through the promotion of the efficient use of energy and recourse of renewables.
- By planning and maintaining its extensive stock of parks and public gardens.
- Through the control of pollution.