Vila-seca

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Vila-seca
Municipality
Sant Esteve church
Sant Esteve church
Coat of arms of Vila-seca
Coat of arms
Vila-seca is located in Catalonia
Vila-seca
Vila-seca
Location in Catalonia
Coordinates: 41°06′39″N 1°08′42″E / 41.11083°N 1.14500°E / 41.11083; 1.14500Coordinates: 41°06′39″N 1°08′42″E / 41.11083°N 1.14500°E / 41.11083; 1.14500
Country  Spain
Community  Catalonia
Province Tarragona
Comarca Tarragonès
Government
 • Type Mayor-council
 • Body Ajuntament de Vila-seca
 • Mayor Josep Poblet i Tous (CiU)
Area
 • Total 21.7 km2 (8.4 sq mi)
Elevation(AMSL) 42 m (138 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 21,373
 • Density 980/km2 (2,600/sq mi)
Demonym vila-secà, vila-secana
vila-secano, vila-secana
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 43480
Area code +34 (Spain) 977 (Province)
Website www.vila-seca.cat

Vila-seca (Catalan pronunciation: [ˈbiɫə ˈsɛkə], literally 'Dry-town') is a municipality of the comarca of Tarragonès, in the province of Tarragona, in Catalonia, Spain. The historical name was Vila-seca de Solcina and since the 80's known as Vila-seca i Salou until Salou was segregated from Vila-seca on 1989, however the municipality includes the urban areas of La Plana and La Pineda. Vila-seca has a large petrochemical complex shared with Tarragona and La Canonja, including Repsol complex in El Morell makes one of the greatest petrochemical areas of Europe like Ludwigshafen am Rhein.

Tourism[edit]

In recent years the municipality has become popular with tourists, as La Pineda has experienced a revitalisation to include an improved choice of hotels, an updated beachfront, while including an array of attractions such as the aquopolis water park with dolphin and sea lion exhibitions and the nightlife hotspot, Pacha

The area is served by Reus Airport, which operates many low cost and charter flights to destinations around Europe and North Africa. Barcelona Airport also serves the area.

Gallery[edit]

La Pineda sanctuary
La Pineda beach

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