The City of Terrassa Raúl Vaqueriza Delgado 2 nd Bachilleat 11-10-2011
Introduction <ul><li>Is a city in the east central region of Catalonia, Spain , in the comarca of Vallès Occidental.
The city is located in the Catalan Prelitoral depression, at the feet of the Prelitoral mountain range (Natural reserve of Sant Llorenç del Munt) and the average altitude of the city is 277 meters above sea level. </li></ul>
Country – Spain Autonomus community -catalonia Province – barcelona Government mayor – pere navarro morera Demonym – terrasencs, egarencs Oficial lenguages – spanish and catalan Population – 213.941
HISTORY <ul><li>Terrassa originated as the Roman town of Egara, which was founded during the time of the emperor Vespasian </li></ul><ul><li>In the 19th century the city played an important role in the industrial revolution, specializing in woollen fabrics, and today there is a major Modernista legacy as a result of the city's importance at that time. </li></ul>
The city is heir to a rich medieval, Modernist and industrial legacy, and possesses an extensive network of libraries, historical archives and museums . The museum of Terrassa, municipally-owned, has various sections: Castle of Vallparadís, in the Park of Vallparadís Visigothic-Romanesque churches of Sant Pere (Saint Peter) Casa Alegre de Sagrera, Modernist house in Street Font Vella Tower of the Palau, the only vestige of the castle-palace of the count-kings of Catalonia in Terrassa Center of medieval interpretation of the city of Terrassa Convent of Sant Francesc, cloister decorated with polichromed ceramics (1671-1673) Museum of Science and Technology Catalonia, in the former Aymerich Amat i Jover mill, managed by the Generalitat de Catalunya
Terrassa was a pioneer in the introduction of field hockey and korfball in Catalonia and played an important role in the introduction of basketball. The most important sport in the city is field hockey. During the Barcelona Olympic Games in 1992, Terrassa was the city where the field hockey competition was played. The great number of hockey players from Terrassa who have participated in the Olympic Games over the years has led to Terrassa's being referred to as the “most Olympic city in the world“ SPORTS
CONCLUSION <ul>TO SUM UP I WOULD LOVE TO SAY THAT TERRASSA IS MORE INTERESTING THAN I THOUGHT AND SO IT IS A NICE CITY TO LIVE </ul>