Poble Nou del Delta is a village in the comarca (county) of Tarragona, Catalonia. The name Poble Nou del Delta means New Town of the Delta. Poble Nou del Delta is relatively a new village created by the various political and agricultural changes in the last century.
Poble Nou del Delta is located in the delta of River Ebro or Ebre, one of the most important rivers in the Iberian Peninsula. Because of its location, Poble Nou del Delta has historically been a lowland and grassland area favorable for fishing and grazing area for cattle. The establishment of the town of today started only during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, when historical records referred to the place and its surrounding area with the transformation of agricultural activities.
The soil in the delta is fertile, owing to the nutrients and silt washed down by the River Ebro from the higher lands. In nineteenth century, the expansion of the arable land in Poble Nou del Delta increased the number of settlers.
In the thirties, the National Institute of Rural Development and Colonization, under the dictatorship of General Franco and Ministry of Agriculture further developed the area and gave the name “Villafranco del Delta.” The name was changed to its current one in the early twenty-first century. During the period of dictatorship, farmland area increased and surface irrigation was established. Later, the institute developed settlements around Ebro, and Poble Nou del Delta is one of the product of settlement projects. Today, with political changes over the decades, the agricultural production has declined. The town is now more dedicated toward an economy fed by tourism.
The town is now characterized by its landscaped and even roads, houses of white walls, and interior courtyard featuring Delta cuisine bars and restaurants. Among these houses are Poble Nou del Delta hostels that are friendly to visitors. Hostels in Poble Nou del Delta are more targeted to tourists who are on holiday vacation and intent on a Mediterranean experience.
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