La Sénia

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La Sénia
Municipality
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Coat of arms of La Sénia
Coat of arms
La Sénia is located in Catalonia
La Sénia
La Sénia
Location in Catalonia
Coordinates: 40°38′12″N 0°16′56″E / 40.63667°N 0.28222°E / 40.63667; 0.28222Coordinates: 40°38′12″N 0°16′56″E / 40.63667°N 0.28222°E / 40.63667; 0.28222
Country  Spain
Community  Catalonia
Province Tarragona
Comarca Montsià
Government
 • mayor Joan Moisés Reverté (2015)[1]
Area[2]
 • Total 108.4 km2 (41.9 sq mi)
Elevation 269 m (883 ft)
Population (2014)[1]
 • Total 5,893
 • Density 54/km2 (140/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Senienc, senienca
Website www.lasenia.cat
Exconjuratory at Pallerols, Ports de Beseit, a religious building within La Sénia municipal term where La Sénia people hold yearly celebrations in honor of the virgin of Pallerols

La Sénia is a municipality in the comarca of Montsià in Catalonia, Spain.

This town is located in a plain by the Sénia River at the western end of the Montsià county. The limestone massif of the Ports de Tortosa-Beseit rises a few miles west of the town.

There are important celebrations every year in September in honor of Our Lady of Pallerols.

History[edit]

La Sénia was an important resting point for wayfarers and transhumant cattle herders in the past with roadside inns where travelers could rest and recover from the day's journey.

Formerly there was an aerodrome in La Sénia. It was reconverted to a military airfield during the Spanish Civil War, first by the Spanish Republican Air Force, and subsequently by the Aviación Nacional. The airfield was abandoned shortly after the war was over.[3]

La Sénia experienced an economic boom during the 1990s as the local industries producing furniture profited from the real estate bubble in Spain. The town is now suffering much as a consequence of the late-2000s recession.[4] La Sénia is part of the Taula del Sénia free association of municipalities. The Ulldecona Dam is located close to La Sénia.

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