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Almería province in Spain

Almería - Andalucía

The province of Almería is a Spanish province in the autonomous community of Andalusia, in the southeast of the Iberian Peninsula. Bordered by the provinces of Granada to the West and Murcia to the North, as well as with the Mediterranean Sea to the South (part known as the Alboran Sea) and West. The capital of the province is the city of Almeria, located to the South of the province and in the center of the homonymous Bay.

The Government and administration of provincial interests is entrusted to the Diputación Provincial de Almería.

It covers 8.774 km². According to the National Institute of statistics, in 2012 its population was 704 219 inhabitants (INE) inhabitants. The population density is 80,26 hab / km², significantly less than the Spanish average.

It boasts of a diocese, 8 judicial districts and 102 municipalities, among which figure Nijar, one of the largest municipalities of Spain with 601 km².

His 219 km of coastline include different landforms, the most prominent being the Gulf of Almeria, cabo de Gata and Punta Entinas Sabinar tip.

The islands of Terreros and San Andrés and the island of Alboran, important natural, fishing and strategic enclave named the Berber pirate to the Boran, who used it as a base, and is included in the municipality of Almeria should not forget.

Andalucía region in Spain

Andalucía is an autonomous community of Spain, with the status of a historic nationality, in accordance with the Statute of autonomy that governs it. It consists of the provinces of Almeria, Cadiz, Cordoba, Granada, Huelva, Jaen, Malaga and Seville.

Its capital is Seville, the city recognized by the Statute of autonomy as the headquarters of the Junta de Andalucía. The headquarters of the Superior Court of Justice of Andalusia is located in the city of Granada.

It is the most populated region of Spain (8 449 985 inhabitants to 1 January 2012) and the second largest, which explains its important position in Spain.

In general terms, the typical vegetation of Andalusia is Mediterranean forests, characterized by vegetation of Evergreen, and trees that adapt during the summer drought. There are abundant cork trees, pine trees, fir, among others, and of course the olive and almond trees.

The traditional cuisine of Andalusia is very varied. It forms part of the Mediterranean diet, based on olive oil, grains, legumes, vegetables, fish, nuts and meat; In addition to a long tradition of wine consumption.

Cured ham is produced in the highland areas of Sierra Morena and Sierra Nevada as the Sierra de Huelva ham Pedroches, of Trevélez. The three are denominations of origin and have a proven quality.