El Ejido

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El Ejido
Flag of El Ejido
Official seal of El Ejido
Coordinates: 36°46′23″N 2°48′38″W / 36.77306°N 2.81056°W / 36.77306; -2.81056Coordinates: 36°46′23″N 2°48′38″W / 36.77306°N 2.81056°W / 36.77306; -2.81056
Country Spain
Community Andalusia
Municipality Almería
 • Mayor Francisco Góngora
(PP) (2015–2019)
 • Total 227 km2 (88 sq mi)
Elevation 80 m (260 ft)
Population (2015)
 • Total 85,961
 • Density 379/km2 (980/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Ejidense
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Website elejido.org

El Ejido (Spanish pronunciation: [el eˈxiðo]) is a municipality of Almería province, in the autonomous community of Andalusia, Spain. It is located 32 km from Almería with a surface area of 227 km², and as reported in 2014 had 84,144 inhabitants. El Ejido is a centre of production for fruit and vegetables, in the "Comarca de El Poniente". The work opportunities the city provides attract many expatriates, who look for jobs mainly in the greenhouses that surround it. This gives a solid push to its economy.

Fruit and vegetables from El Ejido are grown using Biological pest control.

In close proximity to the city along the coast line is situated Almerimar, a popular destination for tourism and relaxation.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1999 51,485 —    
2000 53,008 +3.0%
2001 55,710 +5.1%
2002 57,063 +2.4%
2003 61,265 +7.4%
2004 63,914 +4.3%
2005 68,828 +7.7%
2010 85,389 +24.1%
Source: INE (Spain)

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External links[edit]

  • (Spanish) El Ejido - Sistema de Información Multiterritorial de Andalucía