Poniente Almeriense

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Poniente Almeriense
Poniente Almeriense.png
Country Spain
Autonomous community Andalusia
Province Almería
 • Total 971 km2 (375 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 218,426
 • Density 220/km2 (580/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
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[1] in an area of 971 km². The "sea of plastic" was one of the subjects of We feed the world, a 2005 documentary.

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 to the west.


The Poniente Almeriense contains the following municipalities:


  1. ^ (INE 2006)

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