Tarragona is located at latitude 41 ° 0.5 'north, longitude 1 ° 14' East, the Mediterranean and north-east of the Iberian Peninsula. The surface of the town is about 63 km2. The average height is about 70 meters above sea level. The average temperature throughout the year is very soft and is around 17 º C.
Tarragona extends almost 14 km of coastline .Since the sixties, the city took a major leap overcoming geographical obstacles: Francoli River, and became a town with several clearly defined suburban disconnected from the historic center and the extension noucentista.
The service sector has an overwhelming weight in the economic city. However, industry and construction are still two major economic engines.
Well into the twenty-first century, Tarragona faces the future with optimism and with important challenges, such as to host the 2017 Mediterranean Games .