Sarral, Tarragona

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Sarral
Municipality
Can Garrofa, a modernist building in Sarral
Can Garrofa, a modernist building in Sarral
Coat of arms of Sarral
Coat of arms
Sarral is located in Catalonia
Sarral
Sarral
Location in Catalonia
Coordinates: 41°26′42″N 1°14′56″E / 41.445°N 1.249°E / 41.445; 1.249Coordinates: 41°26′42″N 1°14′56″E / 41.445°N 1.249°E / 41.445; 1.249
Country Spain Spain
Autonomous community Catalonia Catalonia
Province Tarragona Tarragona
Comarca Conca de Barberà Conca de Barberà
Government
 • Mayor Josep Amill Canela (2015)[1]
Area[2]
 • Total 52.4 km2 (20.2 sq mi)
Population (2014)[1]
 • Total 1,595
 • Density 30/km2 (79/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Website www.sarral.altanet.org

Sarral is a municipality and small town in the comarca of Conca de Barberà in the province of Tarragona in Catalonia, Spain. It includes the settlements of Sarral and Montbrió de la Marca. Montbrió was originally a separate municipality, but was incorporated into Sarral in 1972.

The municipality has an area of 52 km2, and a population (in 1995) of 1418. Its elevation is approximately 467m.

Economic activity is mainly agricultural, principally vines and wine. Sarral produces its own variety of rosé cava (a sparkling wine). The other major traditional activity is quarrying alabaster and producing alabaster sculptures and craftware. Sarral also hosts Spain's biggest producer of frozen bread and pizzas.

The town is ancient, with prehistoric urban remains having been found. It was granted a town charter in 1180. In the 14th century there was a large Jewish colony in the town; a street called Carrer dels Jueus still exists. In 1647 the town was destroyed by Castilian troops.

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