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Almería is the capital of the province of Almería in Spain. It is located in southeastern Spain on the Mediterranean Sea and all its area is an important Mediterranean resort.
Almeria is the driest region in Europe as well as one of the warmest with an average annual temperature of 19 degrees. Due to its arid landscape, numerous spaghetti westerns were filmed in Almeria.
One of Almería's most famous natural spots is the Cabo de Gata Natural Park. This volcanic origin park is the marine-terrestrial space of greatest surface and ecological relevance of all the European Western Mediterranean Sea. With one of the most beautiful and ecologically wealthy coasts of the western Mediterranean and an extension of 380 square kilometres it has become one of Spain’s natural jewels.
The Cabo de Gata Natural Park extends by the municipal terms of Níjar, Almeria and Carboneras. Its small localities, previously dedicated to fishing, have become tourism spots for those looking for nature. One of the maximum incentives of the Cabo de Gata Natural Park is its beaches. You will find the solitary cove, the great beach, the naturist beaches and coves, or the solitary corner which you will only be able to accede by the sea or by means of a wonderful excursion.
Europe's only desert is found in Almería, as is part of the Parque Nacional de Sierra Nevada (in the Sierra Nevada mountain range), which it shares with Granada province.
The desert landscape and climate that characterizes part of the province have made it an ideal setting for Western films, especially during the 1960s. Because of the demand for these locations, quite a number of Western towns were built near the Desert of Tabernas. Films such as The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and A Fistful of Dollars were shot here. Years later the Film of 800 Bullets was Filmed in this same amazing place. Large sections of Lawrence of Arabia and Patton were shot there as well.
Almería has the largest naturist beach in Europe (also surrounded by naturist accommodations) called El Playazo despite current attempts to reduce the naturist extent of it.
The most important economic activity is greenhouse farming. Millions of tons of vegetables are exported to Europe and other parts of the world each year. Tourism is also a key sector of the economy, due to the sunny weather and attractive areas such as Roquetas de Mar, Aguadulce, Almerimar, Vera or Cabo de Gata.
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Andalusia (Spanish: Andalucía) is an autonomous community of Spain. Andalusia is the most populated and second largest of the seventeen autonomous communities that constitute Spain. Its capital is Seville. Andalusia is bounded on the north by Extremadura and Castilla-La Mancha; on the east by Murcia and the Mediterranean Sea; on the west by Portugal and the Atlantic Ocean (south-west); on the south by the Mediterranean Sea (south-east) and the Atlantic Ocean (south-west) linked by the Strait of Gibraltar at the very south which separates Spain from Morocco. The British colony of Gibraltar at the south shares its three-quarter-mile land border with the Andalusian province of Cádiz.
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