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The Francolí flowing by some ancient Roman ruins

The Francolí is a river in Catalonia (northeastern Spain). Its source is in the Prades Mountains and it flows into the Mediterranean Sea at Tarragona.

This river has a highly irregular flow. It can cause seasonal floods some of which, like the 1917 one, have caused widespread destruction in Tarragona. Its ancient Roman name was Tulcis.[1][2]

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  1. ^ Manuel Bofarull i Terrades. Origen dels noms geogràfics de Catalunya. Cossetània Edicions, ISBN 84-95684-97-7
  2. ^ Sivan, H., S. Keay, R. Mathisen, R. Talbert, S. Gillies, T. Elliott, J. Becker. "Places: 246709 (Tulcis (river))". Pleiades. Retrieved February 23, 2016.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)

Coordinates: 41°23′33.28″N 1°8′2.8″E / 41.3925778°N 1.134111°E / 41.3925778; 1.134111