Bot, Tarragona

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Bot
Municipality
General view of Bot
General view of Bot
Bot is located in Catalonia
Bot
Bot
Location in Catalonia
Coordinates: 41°0′N 0°23′E / 41.000°N 0.383°E / 41.000; 0.383Coordinates: 41°0′N 0°23′E / 41.000°N 0.383°E / 41.000; 0.383
Country  Spain
Community  Catalonia
Province Bandera actual de la provincia de Tarragona.svg Tarragona
Comarca Terra Alta
Government
 • Mayor Lluís Andrés Agut Solé (2015)[1]
Area[2]
 • Total 34.9 km2 (13.5 sq mi)
Population (2014)[1]
 • Total 630
 • Density 18/km2 (47/sq mi)
Climate Csa
Website www.bot.altanet.org

Bot is a town located in the comarca of Terra Alta, province of Tarragona, in Catalonia, Spain. It is located between the Serra de la Solsida and the Serra dels Pesells ranges. In 2003 Bot had a total population of 793.

The people in the town of Bot have been traditionally engaged in wine production.

There was a RENFE railway line from Tortosa to Alcañiz and Zaragoza that used to pass through Bot until 1973.[3] 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 Bot train station buildings lie abandoned. The train was affectionately known as "el tramvia" (the tramway) by locals.

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