|• Total||971 km2 (375 sq mi)|
|• Density||220/km2 (580/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Largest municipality||El 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 nine municipalities and 218,426 inhabitants 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 Poniente Almeriense contains the following municipalities:
- (INE 2006)
- Las Norias de Daza - Google maps
- Greenhouses of the Campo de Dalías, Almería Province, Spain - NASA Earth Observatory
- Southeastern Spain's Greenhouse Landscape: Plastic over Sand-Beds.
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