Mataró (mätərōˈ) [key], city (1990 pop. 100,882), Barcelona prov., NE Spain, in Catalonia. It is a Mediterranean port and a manufacturing center, producing knitted goods, wine, and chemicals. The first railroad in Spain was built (1848) from Barcelona to Mataró. The city's baroque church of Santa María is notable.

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