from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of northeast Spain on the Mediterranean Sea west-southwest of Barcelona. A leading town of Roman Spain after the third century B.C., it fell to the Moors in A.D. 714. Population: 134,000.

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  • proper n. A city and a port of Catalonia, Spain
  • proper n. A province of Catalonia, Spain


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  • Last Tuesday the October 6th, during the COBDC Breakfast in Tarragona (Spain), this topic appeared, and conversation with Javier Celaya gave me some hints of a possible future … A future, obviously, full of unresolved questions.

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  • Conchita Martinez routed Nicole Pratt 6-0, 6-2 and Magui Serna defeated Alicia Molik 6-4, 6-1 to power the Spaniards in Tarragona, Spain. - U.S. advances to Fed Cup quarterfinals

  • I can verify this fact, having seen them spread all through the provinces of Navarra, Rioja and Aragón and, very few, in Tarragona and Castellón.

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  • Partly it was due to the remoteness of Barcelona from the actual fighting; I noticed the same thing a month later in Tarragona, where the ordinary life of a smart seaside town was continuing almost undisturbed.

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  • It is significant that something very similar (seizure of the Telephone Exchange by armed police acting under orders from Barcelona) happened in Tarragona two days later.

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  • In towns such as Tarragona, Lerida, and especially Barcelona, entrepreneurs, often funded by Jewish capital and involved in the trade of Moorish slaves, emerged as a class of “proto-patricians, ” businesspeople whose local power rested on their wealth.

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  • It originated in Valls, near the city of Tarragona, in the 18th century and has since become popular across the whole of Catalonia, with teams emerging from the Balearic Islands too.

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  • Cremations also produce toxic chemicals: a cubic metre of the exhaust gases can contain as much as 200 micrograms of mercury, largely from dental fillings, according to a review by José Domingo and Montse Mari at Rovira i Virgili University in Tarragona, Spain.

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  • From Vimeo user Mike Randolph: In the city of Tarragona, Spain, castellers gather every two years to see who can build the highest, most intricate human castles.

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  • This particular clip, shot by Toniu Xou and Patricia Marinez, shows a young girl climbing a human castle in the town of San Jaume dels Domenys in the Spanish province of Tarragona.

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