Alcanar Township belongs to the province of Tarragona, to the region of Montsià. It is the southernmost municipality of Catalonia, located at the limit of the Valencian Community.

Its most important monument, the parish church dedicated to Saint Michael the Archangel, in Renaissance style. A further more, outside the village they found a shrine to the Virgin of the Remei Gothic. Throughout the coastal edge, we find defense towers built between 1530 i 1630 to act against pirates.

The economy is based on them i turisme second homes. One of them is the most visited residence of King Alfonso XIII, known as the Clos de Codorniu, summer residence of the king.
However, agriculture continues to develop in the northern municipality, the farthest from the coast, emphasizes the cultivation of oranges and tangerines. A further more, fishing with his catch of prawns.