Riba-roja d'Ebre

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Riba-roja d'Ebre
Flag of Riba-roja d'Ebre
Coat of arms of Riba-roja d'Ebre
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Riba-roja d'Ebre is located in Catalonia
Riba-roja d'Ebre
Riba-roja d'Ebre
Location in Catalonia
Coordinates: 41°15′08″N 0°29′20″E / 41.25222°N 0.48889°E / 41.25222; 0.48889
Country  Spain
Community  Catalonia
Province Tarragona
Comarca Ribera d'Ebre
 • Mayor Antonio Suarez Franquet (2015)[1]
 • Total 99.1 km2 (38.3 sq mi)
Elevation 76 m (249 ft)
Population (2014)[1]
 • Total 1,195
 • Density 12/km2 (31/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Riba-rojà
Website riba-roja.cat

Riba-roja d'Ebre is a municipality in the comarca of the Ribera d'Ebre in southern Catalonia, Spain. It is the site of a large hydroelectric power station, on the Ebro river. The whole area is mountainous.


Once a year there was a major international fishing championship at Riba-roja however the area was overfished and this no longer happens. Fishing is still practised both in the reservoir and down the river. The river mouths of the Cinca, Segre and Matarraña rivers are surrounded by a forest and beautiful scenery. In the middle of the reservoir is the bell tower of the town of Fayón, which became submerged with the damming of the river. Riba Roja is near to Ascó, and Vinebre both of which are also becoming extremely well renowned for excellent fishing amongst the locals who often try to avoid the heavily fished areas.

The Race[edit]

The race is run every 24 August around local landmarks. The prizes are placed in a cage at the top of a pole.

See also[edit]


  • 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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