The history and the urban development of the city has led to its being full of green areas
and trees, where cultural heritage and nature merge. It has many acres of parks and gardens which make it a green city and interesting specimens of unusual trees dotting its parks and streets. Its 60,000 trees and 740 acres of green areas account for 15% of the surface area of the city. Undoubtedly, all this contributes to a higher quality of life and encourages sports, outdoor leisure pursuits and activities related to the environment.