Garcia, Tarragona

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Garcia
Municipality
Garcia castle
Garcia castle
Coat of arms of Garcia
Coat of arms
Garcia is located in Catalonia
Garcia
Garcia
Location in Catalonia
Coordinates: 41°8′19″N 0°39′5″E / 41.13861°N 0.65139°E / 41.13861; 0.65139Coordinates: 41°8′19″N 0°39′5″E / 41.13861°N 0.65139°E / 41.13861; 0.65139
Country  Spain
Community  Catalonia
Province Tarragona
Comarca Ribera d'Ebre
Government
 • mayor Blanca López Quiñones (2015)[1]
Area[2]
 • Total 52.4 km2 (20.2 sq mi)
Elevation 73 m (240 ft)
Population (2014)[1]
 • Total 559
 • Density 11/km2 (28/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Garcià, garciana
Website www.garcia.altanet.org
Location of Garcia municipal term within Tarragona Province

Garcia is a Spanish municipality in the Catalan comarca of Ribera d'Ebre, whose territory extends over both sides of the Ebre river.

History and archaeology[edit]

Garcia has been a site of human occupation at least since ancient Iberian times.[3]

The area was reconquered from the Moors in 1153, by count Ramon Berenguer IV of Barcelona. In medieval times the town was part of the Barony of Entença.

According to an 1156 document by which Ramon Berenguer IV ceded the territory to the Poblet Monastery, Garcia was linked to neighboring El Molar town. This situation ended in the 19th century.

Economy[edit]

Traditionally, the predominant activity has always been agriculture. On the irrigated land, vegetables and fruit trees are grown, while on the unirrigated terrain, vines, hazelnuts and olives are cultivated. Pigs and chickens are also reared.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ajuntament de Garcia". Generalitat of Catalonia. Retrieved 2015-11-13.
  2. ^ "El municipi en xifres: Garcia". Statistical Institute of Catalonia. Retrieved 2015-11-23.
  3. ^ Portal de Garcia

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