Seville Expo '92

1992 Sevilla
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Panorama of the pavilions on the Lago de España at Expo'92 Seville.
BIE-classUniversal exposition
NameExposición Universal de Sevilla 1992
MottoThe era of discoveries
Area215 ha
Organized byManuel Olivencia
VenueIsla de la Cartuja
Coordinates37°24′30″N 6°0′1″W / 37°24′30″N 6°0′1″W / 37.40833; -6.00028
BiddingMarch 3, 1982 (1982-03-03)
AwardedDecember 8, 1982 (1982-12-08)
OpeningApril 20, 1992 (1992-04-20)
ClosureOctober 12, 1992 (1992-10-12)
Universal expositions
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NextExpo 2000 in Hanover
Specialized expositions
PreviousExpo 91 in Plovdiv
NextTaejon Expo '93 in Taejon
Horticultural expositions
PreviousExpo '90 in Osaka
Next1993 World Horticultural Exposition in Stuttgart
SpecializedGenoa Expo '92
Horticultural (AIPH)Floriade 1992
WebsiteWeb de Expo´92

The Universal Exposition of Seville (Expo '92) took place from Monday, April 20 to Monday, October 12, 1992 on La Isla de La Cartuja (Cartuja Island), Seville, Spain. The theme for the Expo was "The Age of Discovery" and over 100 countries were represented. The total amount of land used for the Expo was 215 hectares and the total number of visitors was 41,814,571 (as per the [1]). Although not related, the exposition ran at the same time as the smaller Genoa Expo '92.

Joint exposition proposal with Chicago

Expo'92 was organized to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the discovery of the Americas by Christopher Columbus (1492-1992). The exposition was to be jointly held with the City of Chicago, however, due to national, state, and local funding difficulties, Chicago did not accept the offer.