Lleida is a city and metropolitan district found within the autonomous province of Catalonia. This Spanish destination is known for its amenable climate, its wealth of natural beauty and a rich history that can be traced back to Roman times. Not only is the entire area famous for its production of olives, but Lleida is often used as a stop-off point between other major cities such as Madrid, Barcelona and Girona. Summers are generally warm and dry, while winters are fresh, with temperatures rarely falling below freezing. The current population of the city itself is approximately 138,000 residents, although this number tends to increase during the summer months. The city is equipped with a modern public transportation system, including tramways, trains and buses. These also serve outlying areas. Major roads to and from Lleida include the A2, the N240 and the A22.