Baix Camp

Baix Camp is located on the coast, between Tarragonès to the northeast and Baix Ebre to the south. It also borders the comarques of Priorat, Ribera d'Ebre, Conca de Barberà, Alt Camp, and Tarragonès.

Baix Camp
Coat of arms of Baix Camp

Coat of arms
Localització del Baix Camp
Country Spain
Autonomous community Catalonia
ProvinceTarragona
CapitalReus
Municipalities
Area
 • Total697.3 km2 (269.2 sq mi)
Population
(2014)
 • Total190,249
 • Density270/km2 (710/sq mi)
Demonym(s) 
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Largest municipalityReus

Coordinates: 41°06′N 1°06′E / 41.1°N 1.1°E Baix Camp is a comarca of Catalonia. It is one of the three comarques into which Camp de Tarragona was divided in the comarcal division of 1936.

Population

Almost 150,000 people inhabit Baix Camp. The population has risen gently since the middle of the twentieth century, with population growth averaging 1.5% annually during the last three decades. Growth is not evenly distributed, however, but is strongly focused on Reus, the industrial and commercial centre of the region. Around two third of the inhabitants of Baix Camp live in Reus, which from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries was the second most populous city in Catalonia, after Barcelona. Taking Catalonia as a whole, the place of Reus in the population rankings has now slipped to tenth. Within Baix Camp, the only other municipality with more than 10,000 inhabitants is Cambrils.

Economy

In the agricultural sector almonds and hazelnuts are a major crops, together representing 30% of primary sector production. Viticulture has never regained the level of dominance that it enjoyed before the European Phylloxera epidemic that peaked in the 1870s. High dependency on almonds and hazelnuts nevertheless leaves the entire regional economy vulnerable to declining world market prices that have accompanied increased globalization of the agricultural sector. Some price protection is afforded to growers by protected designation for "Hazelnuts from Reus" which actually covers not just production from Reus but also that from neighboring Alt Camp, Tarragonès, Priorat, Conca de Barberà and Terra Alta.

Municipalities

After the capital Reus, the major cities are Cambrils and Mont-roig del Camp; other significant towns are Riudoms and Selva del Camp.

Smaller municipalities:

List of municipalities

Municipality Population
(2014)[1]
Area
km2[1]
L'Albiol 458 20.3
L'Aleixar 891 26.1
Alforja 1,859 38.2
Almoster 1,396 6.0
Arbolí 105 20.8
L'Argentera 146 10.1
Les Borges del Camp 2,077 8.2
Botarell 1,100 12.0
Cambrils 33,301 35.2
Capafonts 114 13.4
Castellvell del Camp 2,869 5.2
Colldejou 172 14.5
Duesaigües 239 13.6
La Febró 40 16.1
Maspujols 782 3.7
Mont-roig del Camp 12,148 63.3
Montbrió del Camp 2,650 10.7
Prades 626 32.6
Pratdip 685 36.3
Reus 104,962 52.8
Riudecanyes 1,142 17.1
Riudecols 1,254 19.5
Riudoms 6,546 32.4
La Selva del Camp 5,598 35.3
Vandellòs i l'Hospitalet de l'Infant 6,047 102.7
Vilanova d'Escornalbou 540 17.2
Vilaplana 630 23.2
Vinyols i els Arcs 1,872 10.8
• Total: 28 190,249 697.3

References

  1. ^ a b "El municipi en xifres". Institut d'Estadística de Catalunya. Retrieved 2015-05-25.

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Alforja

Alforja is a municipality in the comarca of Baix Camp, in the province of Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain.

The main monuments are Sant Miquel church in the town, as well as the shrines of Sant Antoni de Pàdua and Mare de Déu de Puigcerver outside its perimeter.

The Prades Mountains are located in the vicinity of this municipality.

Almoster

Almoster is a village in the province of Tarragona and autonomous community of Catalonia, Spain. According to the 2008 census, its population was of 1,339 inhabitants.

Arbolí

Arbolí is a municipality in the comarca of the Baix Camp[1] in Catalonia, Spain. It is situated in the west of the comarca in the Prades mountains. A local road links the village with the C-242 road.

The Prades Mountains are located in the vicinity of this municipality.

Cambrils

Cambrils (Catalan pronunciation: [kəmˈbɾils]) is a coastal town in the comarca of Baix Camp, province of Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain. The town is near the tourist town Salou and is frequently visited by those travelling by air using Reus Airport.

Colldejou

Colldejou is a municipality in the comarca of Baix Camp, in the province of Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain.

The town is located at the feet of the Mola de Colldejou, north of the Serra de Llaberia.

The church is dedicated to Saint Lawrence.

Duesaigües

Duesaigües is a village in the province of Tarragona and autonomous community of Catalonia, Spain.

L'Albiol

L'Albiol is a municipality in the comarca of Baix Camp, in the province of Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain.

The Prades Mountains are located within the municipal term of the town.

The 1791 church is dedicated to Saint Michael.

L'Aleixar

L'Aleixar is a municipality in the comarca of Baix Camp, in the province of Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain.

The Serra de la Mussara, a subrange of the Prades Mountains rises north of the town.

The church is dedicated to Saint Martin.

L'Argentera

L'Argentera is a village in the province of Tarragona and autonomous community of Catalonia, Spain.

La Selva del Camp

La Selva del Camp is a municipality in the province of Tarragona, Catalonia, northern Spain.

The Prades Mountains are located in the vicinity of this municipality.

Les Borges del Camp

Les Borges del Camp is a village in the province of Tarragona and autonomous community of Catalonia, Spain.

Maspujols

Maspujols is a municipality in the comarca of Baix Camp, in the province of Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain. This town is first mentioned in medieval documents in the year 1172 under King Alfons II of Aragon.

Prades, Baix Camp

Prades is a municipality in the comarca of Baix Camp, in the province of Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain.

The main monuments are Santa Maria church in the town, as well as the Ermita de l'Abellera shrine located in an escarpment, outside the town's perimeter.

This town gives its name to the Prades Mountains, located in the vicinity of the municipality. It is a high altitude town, very cold in the winter, but popular as a tourist spot in the summer.

Pratdip

Pratdip (Catalan pronunciation: [ˌpɾadˈdip]) is a municipality in the comarca of Baix Camp, in the province of Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain.

Most of the people of Pratdip work in agriculture in the pastures, fields, and forests around the village. Prominent local agricultural products are hazelnuts and almonds.

Reus

Reus (Catalan pronunciation: [ˈrɛws]) is the capital of Baix Camp, in the province of Tarragona, in Catalonia, Spain. The area has always been an important producer of wines and spirits, and gained continental importance at the time of the Phylloxera plague. Nowadays it is known by its commercial activity, for being a centre for rock-climbing and as the birthplace of architect Antoni Gaudí.

Riudecols

Riudecols is a village in the province of Tarragona and autonomous community of Catalonia, Spain.

Riudoms

Riudoms is a town in the comarca of Baix Camp, province of Tarragona, in Catalonia, located about five kilometres from the regional capital Reus.

The main product is the hazelnut, today in recession, and extra virgin olive oil.

Vandellòs i l'Hospitalet de l'Infant

Vandellòs i l'Hospitalet de l'Infant (Catalan pronunciation: [bəndəˈʎɔz i luspitəˈlɛd də limˈfan]) is a municipality in the comarca of the Baix Camp in Catalonia, Spain. It is situated in the south-west of the comarca, between the Serra de Llaberia range and the coast.

The town of Vandellòs is some 15 km inland, connected with the AP-7 autopista and the N-340 road (which run near to the coast) by the C-44 road. The town of L'Hospitalet de l'Infant is on the coast, and is an important tourist centre: it is served by a station on the RENFE railway line between Tarragona and Valencia.

Vilaplana

Vilaplana is a municipality in the comarca of Baix Camp, in the province of Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain.

The Serra de la Mussara, a subrange of the Prades Mountains rises north of the town. This mountain range is named after the abandoned village of La Mussara, located in the Vilaplana municipal term.

The church is dedicated to Mare de Déu de la Llet, the breastfeeding Virgin Mary.

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