Tarragona (Tarragona Catalan and Castilian) is a town in north-east Spain, Catalonia. It is the capital of the province of Tarragona. In 2009, the city of 155 536 inhabitants and the urban area has 675,000 inhabitants. It has applied to become the European Capital of Culture in 2016 and sports games in the Mediterranean in 2017 Tarragona is the host city for sports games European Youth Capital in 2010 the Gold Coast, the metropolitan area and the vegueria (prefecture) the Tarragona. Capital of the comarca (district) of Tarragonès. World Heritage Site, is home to the largest of Spain leisure center; it is to be the largest complex of theme parks of the state with five parks.