Universal Exposition of Seville 1992 - Expo'92

The era of discovery

April 20, 1992 - October 12, 1992


* Official name: Exposicion Universal de Sevilla 1992, Expo'92
* Category: Universal Exhibition
* Circumstance: The five hundredth anniversary of the discovery of America.
* Theme: The Age of Discovery
* Duration: 20 April to 12 October 1992 (195 days)
* Geographical location: the artificial island of "La Cartuja
* Total area of Expo'92: 300 hectares
* Built area: 650,000 square metres
* Emblem:
* Independent participants' pavilions:87
* Common participants' pavilions:6
* Thematic pavilions:7
* Royal pavilion:1
* Total pavilions: 101
* Buildings and spaces for the show: 8
* Expo building (Word Trade Center Expo'92): 1
* Press room: 1
* Total of various pavilions and buildings: 111
* Trees: 32,616; and 597,871 other plants of 1,480 different species
* Shade: 50,000 square metres of pergolas covered with vegetation and blinds
* Fountains: 117
* Employees: 7,000 companies and 20,000 employees
* Visitors: 18.5 million, 66.5 percent of whom were Spaniards who visited the Expo 42 million times; approximately 230,000 visitors per day; record day on 3 October with 629,845 visitors
* Entrance fee: Day ticket approx. 5500 pesetas; season ticket 41000 pesetas
* Information: 10,235,907 brochures distributed
* Transport: 132,000 coaches and 2.6 million cars in the Expo car parks
* Water consumption: 150,000 cubic metres of drinking water per day; plus 100,000 cubic metres of water from the Guadalquivir
* Sewers: 42 kilometres
* Water pipes: 134 kilometres
* Electric cables: 120 kilometres
* Telephone lines: 36 kilometres
* Gas pipelines: 24 kilometres
* Fibre optics: 3000 kilometres
* Telephones: 3500
* Radio telephones: 1500
* Waste: 16,813 tonnes
* Costs: : approximately 235 billion pesetas; approximately 2500 billion pesetas have been spent on improving the infrastructure of the city and of Andalusia.