Mont-roig del Camp

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Mont-roig del Camp
The church of Sant Miquel de Mont-roig
The church of Sant Miquel de Mont-roig
Flag of Mont-roig del Camp
Flag
Coat of arms of Mont-roig del Camp
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Mont-roig del Camp is located in Catalonia
Mont-roig del Camp
Mont-roig del Camp
Location in Catalonia
Coordinates: 41°5′21″N 0°57′38″E / 41.08917°N 0.96056°E / 41.08917; 0.96056Coordinates: 41°5′21″N 0°57′38″E / 41.08917°N 0.96056°E / 41.08917; 0.96056
Country Spain
Community Catalonia
ProvinceBandera actual de la provincia de Tarragona.svg Tarragona
ComarcaBaix Camp
Government
 • MayorFrancisco Morancho López (2015)[1]
Area
 • Total63.3 km2 (24.4 sq mi)
Population
 (2018)[3]
 • Total11,809
 • Density190/km2 (480/sq mi)
Websitemont-roig.cat

Mont-roig del Camp (Catalan pronunciation: [munˈrɔdʒ dəl ˈkam]) is a town and municipality in the comarca of Baix Camp, Catalonia, Spain. It is in the middle of its comarca, between the Serra de Colldejou and the Mediterranean. It includes two populated places: the historic town of Mont-roig del Camp in the interior, whose economy revolves round the cultivation of nuts and olives, and the beach resort of Miami Platja on the coast, the Costa Daurada.

The sanctuary of Our Lady of the Rock with the chapel of Sant Ramon above

The municipality has a long coastline, with campsites and a few hotels, informally distributed over the districts of Pins de Miramar and Miami Platja, as well as round the Platja de Rifà (Rifà beach), close to the district of Les Pobles.

Notable buildings include the "new" parish church, that of Sant Miquel, built in Gothic and Renaissance style between 1574 and 1610.

High above the town on a very eroded outcrop of rock stands the sanctuary of Our Lady of the Rock with the Sant Ramon chapel. The painter Joan Miró spent long periods at the family property of Mas d'en Miró, in the Les Pobles district, from 1911 onwards. It was a frequent subject in his early paintings, such as The Farm (1920-21) and The Tilled Field (1923-24).[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ajuntament de Mont-roig del Camp". Generalitat of Catalonia. Retrieved 2015-11-13.
  2. ^ "El municipi en xifres: Mont-roig del Camp". Statistical Institute of Catalonia. Retrieved 2015-11-23.
  3. ^ "Municipal Register of Spain 2018". National Statistics Institute. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  4. ^ Rosamund Bernier (1991). Matisse, Picasso, Miró as I Knew Them. Alfred Knopf. ISBN 0394586700.

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