Seville Expo '92

1992 Sevilla
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Panorama of the pavilions on the Lago de España at Expo'92 Seville.
BIE-class Universal exposition
Name Exposición Universal de Sevilla 1992
Motto The era of discoveries
Area 215 ha
Visitors 41,814,571
Organized by Manuel Olivencia
Mascot Curro
Countries 112
Country Spain
City Sevilla
Venue Isla de la Cartuja
Coordinates 37°24′30″N 6°0′1″W / 37°24′30″N 6°0′1″W / 37.40833; -6.00028
Bidding March 3, 1982 (1982-03-03)
Awarded December 8, 1982 (1982-12-08)
Opening April 20, 1992 (1992-04-20)
Closure October 12, 1992 (1992-10-12)
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Specialized Genoa Expo '92
Horticultural (AIPH) Floriade 1992
Website Web 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.