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Rasquera with the Serra de Cardó foothills in the background
Rasquera with the Serra de Cardó foothills in the background
Coat of arms of Rasquera
Coat of arms
Rasquera is located in Catalonia
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
 • Mayor Jesús Benaiges Borràs (2015)[1]
 • 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
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

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]


  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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