Metropolitana de Almeria - Autonomous region: Andalusia
Geographic data: The nerve centre of the region is Almería. Surrounded by the Sierra de Gádor, the Sierra Alhamilla and the Valley and delta of the Andarax River and beyond, a plain that culminates in the Sierra de Gata Cape. To the South, its port and Coast opens to a wide Bay on the Mediterranean Sea.
Nature tourism: The Natural Park of Cabo de Gata - Nijar. The Park is one of the spots of greatest geological wealth of Spain, recognized with the designation of Geopark by Unesco in 1999.
Agricultural production: Converted into one of the most important areas of farming in Europe with thousands of hectares of crops under plastic, greenhouses produce plenty of vegetables, tomato and almonds.
Gastronomy: The sea is one of the main resources of the almerian table.
Snuff, mackerel, red mullet, Octopus, squid, cuttlefish, the Red prawn of Almeria. Abound, however, the stews and dishes with ingredients from the garden.
Among the more we find paprika broth or broth colorao, Moorish soup, patatas bravas, ajopollo or Aioli (potatoes to the poor), the ajoblanco, cuttlefish in sauce, the bartender (a kind of spicy Ratatouille), gachas cakes, crumbs of semolina, fresh beans, marinades, gurullos, Suflí frit or pot of wheat, ham, snails in sauce, salads, meat with tomato and grilled squid.
The pastries are the papaviejos, Jesus fingers, fried milk, alpujarreña millefeuille, Greaves cakes, biscuits of dates, the "soplillos", cream tubes, the puff pastry and biscuits of angel hair.
The Coast of Almería, the union between desert and sea
When we speak of Coast of Almeria we are referring to the area of the autonomous community of Andalusia which is located in the province of that name and that ranges from Murcia to Granada province. In that zone there are many villages where it mixes the arid landscape with beautiful natural beaches.
The towns wich are part of this area range from Mojacar to Roquetas de Mar and within this stretch of coastline there are some of the most important natural parks in Andalusia such as the Cabo de Gata-Nijar or the island of San Andres.
Visitors can enjoy numerous options to organize a holiday in the area. For example, if what you are interested in is to visit monuments could choose some towns as El Algar, located in the interior of the province where there are human remains from the Neolithic inhabitants and it has a very rich cultural heritage.
One of the features of the Coast of Almeria is that its coastline has strong cliffs that surprise visitors by contrast with other areas that is not so hilly. You can enjoy magnificent beaches in Roquetas de Mar and Aguadulce where there is a wide range of hotel and has more possibilities of leisure.
In this area of coastline you can make multiple activities as for example play golf at one of the fields throughout almost all the municipalities or practice sailing and windsurfing since there are areas like Almerimar where many fans enjoy with these sports.
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 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.