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In 2012 Tarragona is the capital of Catalan culture

Costa Dorada. In 2012 Tarragona will be the capital of Catalan culture, as it has announced this morning the president of the organization's Capital Catalan Culture, Xavier Tudela. The Deputy Mayor Rose Rossell and Carmen Crespo, expressed their satisfaction at the appointment "because it gives us the opportunity to demonstrate that ours is a city of culture and also will serve as a litmus test for the 2016 nomination at the European level. " This designation is awarded to Tarragona, after the City Council will submit to the announcement on 1 March, where explicit through the required form, schedule of cultural activities which take place annually, but in a hypothetical 2012 , as demanded by the rules of this announcement. The report detailed some forty activities, which included the opening ceremony and closing this conclusion and, as a novelty, the Night of Saint Lucia and which emphasizes the uninterrupted and diversified activity from January to December. From the Department of Heritage and Culture, the Council must wanted to say that this proves that "the cultural offerings of our city is as diverse and wide enough to provide a suitable framework development of capital and added to the civic and citizen initiative already collaborates traditionally gives the optimal result Tarragona because he has given this appointment. " They also wanted to highlight that more in two years "we have more equipment in operation as part of Arts Tarragona and Tabacalera, which will be of real scenarios implementation of this great cultural city. " The organization, appointing a Catalan city each year, chose this year a jury composed of Tarragona between Anna Maria Geli, Rector of the University of Girona Antoni Giro, rector of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Josep Joan More so, Rector Pompeu Fabra University, and Francisco Toledo, rector of the University Jaume I of Castellón. In recent years, the cultural Catalan capital cities have been Escaldes-Engordany (2011), Badalona (2010) and Salerno (2009), among others.  

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