Móra d'Ebre

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Móra d'Ebre
Municipality
Bridge over the Ebre river at Móra d'Ebre.
Bridge over the Ebre river at Móra d'Ebre.
Flag of Móra d'Ebre
Flag
Coat of arms of Móra d'Ebre
Coat of arms
Móra d'Ebre is located in Catalonia
Móra d'Ebre
Móra d'Ebre
Location in Catalonia
Coordinates: 41°05′36″N 0°38′34″E / 41.09333°N 0.64278°E / 41.09333; 0.64278
Country  Spain
Community  Catalonia
Province Tarragona
Comarca Ribera d'Ebre
Government
 • Mayor Joan Piñol i Móra
Area
 • Total 44.65 km2 (17.24 sq mi)
Elevation 142 m (466 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 5,795
 • Density 130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Demonym Morenc
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Website Official website

Móra d'Ebre is the capital of the comarca of the Ribera d'Ebre in Catalonia, Spain. It is situated on the right bank of the Ebre river in the Móra Hollow, and is served by the N-420 road to Reus and Gandesa, the N-230 road to Lleida. The RENFE railway line between Tarragona and Saragossa runs along the left bank of the river, with a station at Móra la Nova opposite the urban centre of Móra d'Ebre.

History[edit]

The most ancient settlements in the area date to 4th millennium BC, to the Neolithic culture of the Ditch Sepulchres. Later the Iberians lived here until the Roman conquest.

The area was reconquered from the Moors in 1153, by count Ramon Berenguer IV of Barcelona. Later the town became part of the Barony of Entença. The baronial castle of Móra d'Ebre is located on a hill overlooking the river and the town. It is now in a state of semi-ruin, for it was used as a fortress during the Spanish Civil War and was heavily shelled and bombed. Nowadays some reconstruction has taken place in the western side. Many of the houses of the town are also in a ruinous state and reconstruction has only been haphazard.

Notable locals[edit]

References[edit]

  • Panareda Clopés, Josep Maria; Rios Calvet, Jaume; Rabella Vives, Josep Maria (1989). Guia de Catalunya, Barcelona:Caixa de Catalunya. ISBN 84-87135-01-3 (Spanish). ISBN 84-87135-02-1 (Catalan).

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