Baix Ebre

Baix Ebre (Catalan pronunciation: [ˈbaʃ ˈeβɾə], "Lower Ebre") is a comarca (county), on the coast in southern Catalonia.

Baix Ebre
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Localització del Baix Ebre
Country Spain
Autonomous community Catalonia
ProvinceTarragona
CapitalTortosa
Municipalities
Area
 • Total1,002.6 km2 (387.1 sq mi)
Population
(2014)
 • Total80,637
 • Density80/km2 (210/sq mi)
Demonym(s) 
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Websitewww.baixebre.cat

Municipalities

Municipality Population
(2014)[1]
Area
km2[1]
L'Aldea 4,376 35.2
Aldover 940 20.2
Alfara de Carles 395 63.9
L'Ametlla de Mar 7,303 66.9
L'Ampolla 3,479 35.6
Benifallet 703 62.4
Camarles 3,514 25.2
Deltebre 11,831 107.4
Paüls 596 43.8
El Perelló 3,155 100.7
Roquetes 8,287 136.9
Tivenys 876 53.5
Tortosa 33,932 218.5
Xerta 1,250 32.4
• Total: 14 80,637 1,002.6

References

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

External links

Coordinates: 40°51′00″N 0°33′19″E / 40.85000°N 0.55528°E

Aldover

Aldover is a municipality in the comarca of Baix Ebre, in the province of Tarragona, in Catalonia, Spain.

There was a RENFE railway line from Tortosa to Alcañiz and Zaragoza that used to pass through this town until 1973. This line was dismantled as a result of a 1962 World Bank report advising the Spanish State to concentrate investment in the great lines and to abandon the less profitable railways connecting rural areas. Since the line was terminated, the rails were pulled off and the Aldover train station buildings lie abandoned.

Alfara de Carles

Alfara de Carles is a municipality in the comarca of Baix Ebre, in the province of Tarragona, in Catalonia, Spain.

Baix Camp

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.

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.

Benifallet

Benifallet is a municipality in the comarca of Baix Ebre, in the province of Tarragona, in Catalonia, Spain.

This town is located by the Ebro River, below the Cardó Massif. It is popular among kayakers who make trips down the final Ebro Gorges.There are also locally arranged trips on rafts and kayaks down the Ebro Gorges.

Camarles

Camarles is a municipality in the comarca of the Baix Ebre in Catalonia, Spain. It was created in 1978 from parts of the municipality of Tortosa. It is situated in the east of the comarca, near the head of the Ebre delta. The town is served by the N-340 road to Tortosa, which also connects it with the AP-7 autopista at either l'Aldea to the south or l'Ampolla to the north.

Castell de l'Airosa

Castell de l'Airosa is a rocky mountain in the eastern side of the Ports de Tortosa-Beseit, Catalonia, Spain.

Its summit has an altitude of 953.8 metres above sea level.Castell de l'Airosa, is a spectacular looking mountain. Its name includes the term castell —"castle" in Catalan— for the mountain looks very much like a castle when viewed from certain angles.

Deltebre

Deltebre is a municipality in the comarca of the Baix Ebre in Catalonia, Spain. It was created in 1977 when the communities of Jesús i Maria and la Cava seceded from the municipality of Tortosa. The municipality occupies much of the northern half of the Ebre delta, on the left bank of the river. The cultivation of rice and tourism are the major industries. The T-340 road links the municipality with Tortosa and the rest of the comarca, while barges cross the river to Sant Jaume d'Enveja.

El Perelló

El Perelló is a municipality in the comarca of the Baix Ebre in Catalonia, Spain. It is situated in the north of the comarca, below the Boix and Cabrafeixet ranges.

The N-340 road runs around the town, and connects it with the A-7 autopista at l'Ampolla.

Garró

Garró is a little-known native Spanish red wine grape variety close to extinction. It has historically been grown in Baix Ebre in Catalonia, as well as in Valencia, and other parts of eastern Spain. (The word garró means ankle, particularly that of a pig, in Catalan.)

L'Aldea

L'Aldea is a municipality in the comarca of the Baix Ebre in Catalonia, Spain. It was created in 1983 from parts of the municipality of Tortosa. It is situated on the left bank of the Ebre at the start of the delta. The town is served by the A-7 autopista and the N-340 road, and has a station on the RENFE railway line between Tarragona and Valencia.

L'Ametlla de Mar

L'Ametlla de Mar (Catalan pronunciation: [ləˈmɛʎːə ðə ˈmaɾ]), also called la Cala ("the bay" or "the beach"), is a municipality within the comarca of Baix Ebre, situated in the coastal region between the "Cap de Terme" (to the North) and the "barranc de l'Àliga" (to the south). It is limited to the south by the boundary with El Perelló, to the north-west with that of Tivissa, the Ebro riviera, and to the north-east with that of Vandellós and l'Hospitalet de l'Infant, (Baix Camp)

Fishing continues to be one of the principal activities of the town. The port area of Ametlla has a large fleet of fishing boats which fish using various methods, such as trawling, and also has the principal fleet of tuna fishing boats in Catalonia. The port has a sailing club with 225 berths.

L'Ampolla

L'Ampolla is a municipality in the comarca of the Baix Ebre in Catalonia, Spain. It was created in 1990 by the division of the municipality of el Perelló.

It is situated on the coast south of l'Ametlla de Mar, and is an important tourist centre and minor fishing port. The town is served by the A-7 autopista, the N-340 coast road and by a station on the RENFE railway line between Tarragona and Valencia.

List of mountains in Catalonia

This is a list of mountains in Catalonia, Spain.

Paüls

Paüls is a municipality in the comarca of Baix Ebre, province of Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain.

The Montsagre de Paüls mountain range rises above the town.

Roquetes, Tarragona

Roquetes is a municipality in the comarca of Baix Ebre, in the province of Tarragona, in Catalonia, Spain. According to the 2013 census, the municipality has a population of 8,297 inhabitants.

Serra de Paüls

Serra de Paüls is a mountain range in the northern side of the Ports de Tortosa-Beseit, Catalonia, Spain. The highest summit, Punta de l'Aigua has an elevation of 1,091.6 metres above sea level.

Tivenys

Tivenys is a municipality in the comarca of the Baix Ebre in Tarragona province Catalonia, Spain. It is situated on the left bank of the Ebro river among the mountains of the Cardó-Boix Massif.

Tortosa

Tortosa (Catalan: [toɾˈtoza]; Spanish: [toɾˈtosa]) is the capital of the comarca of Baix Ebre, in Catalonia, Spain.

Tortosa is located at 12 metres (39 feet) above sea level, by the Ebro river, protected on its northern side by the mountains of the Cardó Massif, of which Buinaca, one of the highest peaks, is located within Tortosa's municipal boundary.

Before Tortosa, across the river, rise the massive Ports de Tortosa-Beseit mountains. The area around Mont Caro and other high summits are often covered with snow in the winter.

Xerta

Xerta is a town and municipality of the comarca of Baix Ebre. Is established in a sharp bend to the right of the river Ebre, about 12 km upstream from the city of Tortosa in province of Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain.

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