El Ejido

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El Ejido
Flag of El Ejido
Flag
Official seal of El Ejido
Seal
El Ejido is located in Province of Almería
El Ejido
El Ejido
Location of El Ejido
El Ejido is located in Andalusia
El Ejido
El Ejido
El Ejido (Andalusia)
El Ejido is located in Spain
El Ejido
El Ejido
El Ejido (Spain)
Coordinates: 36°46′59″N 2°49′00″W / 36.78306°N 2.81667°W / 36.78306; -2.81667Coordinates: 36°46′59″N 2°49′00″W / 36.78306°N 2.81667°W / 36.78306; -2.81667
Country Spain
Community Andalusia
Province Almería
ComarcaPoniente Almeriense
Government
 • MayorFrancisco Góngora Cara (PPA) (2015–2019)
Area
 • Total227 km2 (88 sq mi)
Elevation
80 m (260 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total84,710
 • Density370/km2 (970/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Ejidense
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Websiteelejido.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 the centre of production for fruit and vegetables in the "Comarca de El Poniente". The work opportunities the city provides attract many foreign farmhands, who look for jobs mainly in the greenhouses there. Some greenhouses have begun using computer-controlled hydroponics[2] systems, thus saving on labour and improving efficiency. This gives a solid push to its economy.

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

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
199951,485—    
200053,008+3.0%
200155,710+5.1%
200257,063+2.4%
200361,265+7.4%
200463,914+4.3%
200568,828+7.7%
201085,389+24.1%
Source: INE (Spain)

Sport[edit]

CD El Ejido 2012 is based in the municipality.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.
  2. ^ Reimagining Almeria's Plastic Sea of Greenhouses

External links[edit]