Mora de Ebro ( Spanish: Mora de Ebro , Basque. Mora d'Ebre , Cat. Móra d'Ebre ) - a municipality in Spain , part of the province of Tarragona as part of the autonomous community of Catalonia . The municipality is part of the district (mosquito) of Ribera d'Ebre . It covers an area of 45.1 km². The population is 5,795 people (as of 2010 ). Mora de Ebro is located on the right bank of the Ebro River, between Asno and Barrufemes, in the center called the "bucket" of Mora. The city is the capital of the Ribera d'Ebre region.
|Mora de ebre|
|Mora de ebrè|
|The mayor||Joan Josep Duran Miró |
|History and Geography|
|Timezone||UTC + 1 , in summer UTC + 2|
|Population||5,795 people ( 2010 )|
|Density||111.1 people / km²|
Today, Mora de Ebro thrives and grows as a center of services, industry and road construction. The local economy is mainly based on trade and services, and also relies on ancillary and fur production, and, to a lesser extent, on agriculture.
History of Mora de Ebro
The founding of the city of Mora de Ebro dates back to 6000 years ago and dates back to the Neolithic era, in particular, to the pit burial culture described by Dr. Bosch Gimpera .
The city of Mora de Ebro was founded at one time next to the burial zone discovered during the construction of the bridge. The remains found at the same time testified to the presence in the region of the Pyrenees culture.
The influence of Roman culture on the development of the city can still be seen in the ruins of the Roman villa Emportells, located near the river, on the path of Norias ( Spanish Norias ), where the border between the municipalities of Mora de Ebro and the town of Benisanet passes.
The presence of Arabs in these parts also left a strong imprint on this area. This influence is also evident in how agricultural production and ceramic crafts developed, how water mills were built, etc.
Today, Mora de Ebro thrives and grows as a center of services, industry and road construction.
Kindergartens and schools in Mora de Ebro
In the city of Mora de Ebro, there are two kindergartens and two primary schools (up to grade 6) - one public, “Santa Teresa” and the second private (concertado), called “Julio Antonio”, named after the famous Catalan sculpture, a native of Mora de Ebro.
In addition, there are professional schools in the city (mechanics, commercial agents, PQPI course and others), which are located in the Jeroni de Morragas Educational Center ( Spanish: Jeroni de Moragas ).
Sports in Mora de Ebro
The city of Mora de Ebro has a long tradition that unites numerous cultural and sports organizations and events, including a yacht club, tennis club, sports hall, municipal stadium, swimming pools, playgrounds, shooting gallery, music and dance school.
The city’s tennis club "Club tenis Móra d'Ebre" includes three tennis courts built in 2010 - 2013 . The Pavellón municipal has classes and competitions in basketball, volleyball, football, as well as an indoor pool and a fitness room. In October 2013, the Hermanas Carmelitas de San José sports school also opened in the city.
Culture in Mora de Ebro
The city of Mora de Ebro has hosted numerous cultural and sports organizations and events for many years. There is a municipal library, a city theater, a school of music and dance. Here you will find Aubadera Park, bullfighting arenas carved into the rock, Church of Sagrada de Corazon (iglesia del Sagrado Corazón). The medieval castles of Montagut (la casa Montagut) and Noya (la casa Nolla). 6 km from the city is the famous old castle Miravet ( Spanish miravet ).
Cultural life does not end outside the city. On the contrary, there you can find various rural "green routes", the Romanesque chapel of Santa Magdalena de Dalt ( Spanish Santa Magdalena de Dalt ), the Templar Castle ( Spanish Orden del Templo ).
Holidays & Fun at Mora de Ebro
City Day (La Fiesta Mayor) in Mora de Ebro is held on the last weekend of August, but during the year there are numerous events and activities characteristic of the capital:
- la Mora Morisca medieval fair (in the second half of July),
- la Feria del Libro y el Autor Ebrenc book and theater fairs (in June);
- la Muestra de Teatro Amateur performances of the local theater;
- Cazafir Hunting Fair (early September);
- la Feria de Navidad - Christmas celebrations and the Christmas market (from December 20 to January 6).
Mora de Ebro today
Today, Mora de Ebro, due to its favorable geographical position, is experiencing a demographic surge, which contributes to the expansion of the city. Two new facilities that have been recently built, the Ribera d'Ebre Regional Archive and the indoor pool.
However, the lack of industrial land, the lack of tourist services, the need for better financing to preserve the historic city and the need for additional investments in public utilities (lighting, sewage, sidewalks and asphalt ...) have a negative impact on the present and future of the capital Ribera d'Ebre.
However, the city hall is making every effort for the economic development of the city, taking into account current needs.
Famous inhabitants of Mora de Ebro
The city of Mora de Ebro is also known as the birthplace of famous sculptors such as Julio Antonio ( Spanish: Julio Antonio ), Carlos Mani ( Spanish Carlos Mani ), Santiago Costa de Baque ( Spanish Santiago Costa Vaqué ), Ramon Ferrer ( Spanish Ramon Ferrer ) and Feliu Subirats ( Spanish: Feliu Subirats ). Locals are also proud of the famous football player Bruno Saltor ( Spanish: Bruno Saltor ), who was born in Mora de Ebro.