10 Interesting Facts About Tarragona

Facts about Tarragona:
  1.  The real founding date of Tarragona is unknown, However, one legend states that one Catalan legend holds that it was named for Tarraho, eldest son of Tubal in c. 2407 BC.
  2. During the Spanish Civil War, Tarragona was in the hands of the Second Spanish Republic until captured by Franco’s Nationalist troops on 15 January 1939 during the Catalonia Offensive.
  3. Tarragona had partnerships with: Voiron, France.
  4. The Roman ruins of Tarraco have been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
  5. The climate of Tarragona can be described as a Mediterranean climate (Köppen Csa) bordering on a humid subtropical climate (Cfa).
  6. Between 1903 and 1989 the French liqueur made by the Carthusian Monks, Chartreuse, was distilled in Tarragona, following the monks’ expulsion from France.
  7. The city has a population of 794,969, as of 2018.
  8. Tarragona is a port city located in northeast Spain on the Costa Daurada by the Mediterranean Sea.
  9. Founded before the 5th century BC
  10. Tarragona is twinned with: Avignon, France; Alghero, Italy; Orléans, France;  Stafford, United Kingdom; Klagenfurt, Austria; Pushkin, Russia & Pompei, Italy.