Reus [ rɛws ] is a city in the south of Catalonia. It is with 106.790 inhabitants (as of 1 January 2013) is the second largest city Südkataloniens and also the capital of the comarca of Baix Camp. Reus is located in the neighborhood of the city of Tarragona, about 10 km from the Costa Daurada in the Mediterranean.


The origin of the name of the city is highly debated. For some, the name is a derivation of the Latin word, which was used to designate prisoners. The currently most accepted theory is that the name is of Celtic origin.


Since 1950 Reus experienced strong growth from 35,000 to 100,000 inhabitants. The immigrants, mostly from Morocco, have increased the population. Foreigners make up a share of 8% of the population. One calls the citizens of the city Reusencs, although they are known as Ganxets popularly.

Economy and Society

The lying between Tarragona and Reus Airport Reus belongs to and is served increasingly by low cost airlines since 2002.


The two cultural Volksfestivitäten are Sant Pere (Saint Peter ) and la Mare de Deu de Misericòrdia, celebrated on 29 June and 25 September.

Sons and daughters of the town

  • Andreu Buena Fuente (born 1965 ), comedian, television presenter and producer
  • Isaac Cuenca ( * 1991), football player
  • Marià Fortuny (1838-1874), painter
  • Antoni Gaudí (1852-1926), architect
  • Rosita Mauri (1856-1923), dancer
  • Rosa Molas y Vallvé (1815-1876), Blessed of the Roman Catholic Church
  • Manuel Mota (1967-2013), fashion designer
  • Juan Prim (1814-1870), general and statesman
  • Sergi Roberto ( * 1992), football player
  • Federico Urales (1864-1942), writer and anarchist


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