Poniente Almeriense

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Poniente Almeriense
Poniente Almeriense.png
CountrySpain
Autonomous communityAndalusia
ProvinceAlmería
Municipalities
Area
 • Total971 km2 (375 sq mi)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total259,357
 • Density270/km2 (690/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Largest municipalityEl Ejido

Poniente Almeriense is a comarca in Almería, Spain. It is sometimes also known as the "sea of plastic" (Mar de plástico) due to the numerous greenhouses that cover the area. The comarca contains ten municipalities (the tenth, Balanegra, was created in 2015 from part of Berja municipality) and 259,357 inhabitants[2] in an area of 971 km². The "sea of plastic" was one of the subjects of We feed the world, a 2005 documentary; and the setting of Spanish crime drama Mar de plástico.

The comarca borders the Alboran Sea to the South, the city of Almería to the east, the Sierra de Gádor to the north, and the municipality of Albuñol (in Granada province) to the west.

Municipalities[edit]

The Poniente Almeriense contains the following ten municipalities:

Municipality Population
2011[3]
Population
2018[4]
Adra 24,375 24,859
Balanegra + - 2,983
Berja + 15,155 12,381
Dalías 4,007 4,031
El Ejido 80,839 84,710
Enix 426 418
Felix 663 642
La Mojonera 8,476 9,003
Roquetas de Mar 86,799 94,925
Vícar 23,482 25,405
Totals 244,222 259,357

Note: + an additional municipality, Balanegra, was created in 2015 from part of Berja municipality.


Almería sea of plastic as seen from the International Space Station

References[edit]

  1. ^ Estimate at 1 January 2018: Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Madrid.
  2. ^ Estimate at 1 January 2018: Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Madrid.
  3. ^ Census at 1 November 2011: Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Madrid.
  4. ^ Estimate at 1 January 2018: Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Madrid.

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Coordinates: 36°46′56″N 2°44′35″W / 36.78234°N 2.74315°W / 36.78234; -2.74315