Xerta

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Xerta
Municipality
Vista general Xerta.jpg
Flag of Xerta
Flag
Coat of arms of Xerta
Coat of arms
Xerta is located in Catalonia
Xerta
Xerta
Location in Catalonia
Coordinates: 40°54′34″N 0°29′30″E / 40.90944°N 0.49167°E / 40.90944; 0.49167Coordinates: 40°54′34″N 0°29′30″E / 40.90944°N 0.49167°E / 40.90944; 0.49167
Country  Spain
Community  Catalonia
Province Tarragona
Comarca Baix Ebre
Government
 • Mayor Moisés Fabra i Serral (PSC)
Area
 • Total 33.55 km2 (12.95 sq mi)
Elevation 12 m (39 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Total 1,309
 • Density 39/km2 (100/sq mi)
Demonym Xertolí, xertolina
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

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.

Geographical context[edit]

The municipality covers 33.55 km ². The Ebre river is the dividing line with the municipalities Tivenys and Benifallet to the east. To the west, the term is hilly, and there are recent eastern foothills of the Iberian System. Tramontana noon, adjoins the "Coll del Musso" to Paüls, and the "Colls d'en Gràcia" of the "Tossal de la Cova del Bou", which divides to Alfara de Carles in the west. In the south coincides with a stretch of the gorge "la Conca" and then curve towards the north diagonally to the right and near the gorge "del Llop", with Aldover.

Xerta has good communication with Mora d'Ebre, Tortosa and A-7 autopista; through the regional road (C-12) known as the "Eix de l'Ebre". Zaragoza was formerly with the rail line from the "Val de Zafán", closed in September 1973 and now converted into a greenway (110 km from Bajo Aragon and even Tortosa).

The Assut of Xerta[edit]

The Assut of Xerta.

The Assut of Xerta is an important monument of hydraulic engineering declared Cultural Asset of National Interest in the category of Historical Monument by the Government of Catalonia in 2002. Is located three kilometers upstream from the town . It is a dam built diagonally from side to side along the Ebre River about 375 feet. Its function is to divert water to the irrigation canals of the Right and Left of the Ebre.

Popular festivals[edit]

  • Summer Festivities of St. James.

Summer festivals are our people and are dedicated to Saint James (July 25). Among the acts are the most traditional streets heifers or paella at the riverside. A curiosity is the "White Night" which is not sleep all night. It starts with the dance now is in the outdoor courtyard of the school, culminating dance party continues with a brass band that runs through the village streets arousing all xertolins after breakfast is popular is 'ends with the bull in the streets that continue throughout the morning.

  • Festival of Saint Martin.

Are the festivals of pobació and are dedicated to our Patron Saint Martin (November 11). Some acts are the most traditional streets heifers, the popular dinner of beef stew or dance the Jota Xertolina day of Saint Martin. In the square, about five o'clock start to concentrate all xertolins, large and small, wearing the traditional costume of Xerta square fills with color and to dance the Jota Xertolina, a ball from For some years the "Housewives" have recovered. These and many more acts that are prepared, they live very excited because xertolins and have great devotion to his employer that he handed in was invoked, the floods suffered severe flooding.

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