Mataró

Mataró
Port of Mataró
Port of Mataró
Flag of Mataró
Flag
Coat of arms of Mataró
Coat of arms
Mataró is located in Catalonia
Mataró
Mataró
Location of Mataró within Catalonia
Coordinates: 41°32′N 2°27′E / 41°32′N 2°27′E / 41.533; 2.450

Mataró (Catalan pronunciation: [mətəˈɾo]) is the capital and largest town of the comarca of the Maresme, in the province of Barcelona, Catalonia Autonomous Community, Spain. It is located on the Costa del Maresme, to the south of Costa Brava, between Cabrera de Mar and Sant Andreu de Llavaneres, 30 kilometres (19 miles) north-east of Barcelona. As of 2010, it had a population of c. 122,932 inhabitants.

History

Mataró dates back to Roman times when it was a village known as "Iluro" or "Illuro". The ruins of a first-century BC Roman bath house (known locally as the Torre Llauder) were recently discovered and can be visited. The coastal N-II highway follows the same path as the original Roman road.

Mataró was declared a city by royal decree, even though at the time (nineteenth century) the population fell short of the requirement for city status.

The first railway in peninsular Spain was the Mataró – Barcelona line which opened on 28 October 1848 by the Catalan businessman and Mataró native Miquel Biada. This line now forms part of the RENFE/Rodalies de Catalunya R1 suburban service between L'Hospitalet de Llobregat and Maçanet-Massanes. Mataró is also connected with Barcelona and Girona by the C-32 autopista (freeway) and with Granollers by the C-60 autopista.

During the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Mataró was the starting point for the marathon events.[4]

Other Languages
aragonés: Mataró
asturianu: Mataró
تۆرکجه: ماتارو
български: Матаро
català: Mataró
čeština: Mataró
dansk: Mataró
Deutsch: Mataró
Ελληνικά: Ματαρό
español: Mataró
Esperanto: Mataró
euskara: Mataró
فارسی: ماتارو
français: Mataró
galego: Mataró
한국어: 마타로
Bahasa Indonesia: Mataró
italiano: Mataró
қазақша: Матаро
Latina: Iluro
lietuvių: Mataro
magyar: Mataró
मराठी: मातारो
Bahasa Melayu: Mataró
Nederlands: Mataró
日本語: マタロー
norsk nynorsk: Mataró
occitan: Mataró
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Mataró
polski: Mataró
português: Mataró
reo tahiti: Mataró
română: Mataró
русский: Матаро
Scots: Mataró
shqip: Mataró
српски / srpski: Матаро
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Mataró
suomi: Mataró
svenska: Mataró
Türkçe: Mataró
українська: Матаро
Winaray: Mataró
中文: 马塔罗