Rasquera

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Rasquera
Municipality
Coat of arms of Rasquera
Coat of arms
Rasquera is located in Catalonia
Rasquera
Rasquera
Location in Catalonia
Coordinates: 41°00′14″N 0°35′58″E / 41.00389°N 0.59944°E / 41.00389; 0.59944Coordinates: 41°00′14″N 0°35′58″E / 41.00389°N 0.59944°E / 41.00389; 0.59944
Country  Spain
Community  Catalonia
Province Tarragona
Comarca Ribera d'Ebre
Government
 • Mayor Jesús Benaiges Borràs (2015)[1]
Area[2]
 • Total 51.3 km2 (19.8 sq mi)
Elevation 174 m (571 ft)
Population (2014)[1]
 • Total 858
 • Density 17/km2 (43/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Rasquerà, rasquerana
Website rasquera.cat

Rasquera is a municipality in the comarca of Ribera d'Ebre in the province of Tarragona in Catalonia, Spain. It is located at the feet of the Serra de Cardó close to Highway C-12.

The town is renowned for its basketwork and the production of "pastissets," a sweet pasty.

In 2012 the municipality voted to sign a 1.3 million euro deal with a cannabis association based in Barcelona, under which the municipality would lease land to the association to be used for growing the drug.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ajuntament de Rasquera". Generalitat of Catalonia. Retrieved 2015-11-13. 
  2. ^ "El municipi en xifres: Rasquera". Statistical Institute of Catalonia. Retrieved 2015-11-23. 
  3. ^ Tremlett, Giles (1 March 2002). "Spanish Town of Rasquera Leases Land for Marijuana Plantation". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 2 March 2012. 
  • Panareda Clopés, Josep Maria; Rios Calvet, Jaume; Rabella Vives, Josep Maria (1989). Guia de Catalunya, Barcelona:Caixa de Catalunya. ISBN 84-87135-01-3 (Spanish). ISBN 84-87135-02-1 (Catalan).

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