Poniente Almeriense

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Poniente Almeriense
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Autonomous communityAndalusia
 • Total971 km2 (375 sq mi)
 • Total218,426
 • Density220/km2 (580/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 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; 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 to the west.


The Poniente Almeriense contains the following municipalities:

Almería sea of plastic as seen from the International Space Station


  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