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From the political point of view, there is a strong populist desire to achieve the status of an "autonomous region" in Spain, in spite of the great efforts of the Andalusian government to disuade the voters.
It's not a joke. In Almeria there is a strong desire of achieve the status of an 'autonomous region', but we don't have a political party that support this idea. Un Almeriense (y mucho) From the political point of view, there is a strong populist desire to achieve the status of an "autonomous region" in Spain, in spite of the great efforts of the Andalusian government to disuade the voters.
It's a joke? 0o (a spaniard).
- Actually, not. But it's like Lionese independentism, irrelevant, at its best; at its worse, a joke (another Spaniard) --126.96.36.199 (talk) 09:02, 2 December 2009 (UTC)
1911 Britannica article on Garrucha
GARRUCHA, a seaport of south-eastern Spain, in the province of Almeria; on the Mediterranean Sea and on the right bank of the river Antas. Pop. (1900) 4461. The harbour of Garrucha, which is defended by an ancient castle, affords shelter to large ships, and is the natural outlet for the commerce of a thriving agricultural and mining district. Despite its small size and the want of railway communication, Garrucha has thus a considerable trade in lead, silver, copper, iron, esparto grass, fruit, &c. Besides sea-going ships, many small coasters enter in ballast, and clear with valuable cargoes. In 1902, 135 vessels of 390,000 tons entered the harbour, the majority being British or Spanish; and in the same year the value of the exports reached 478,000, and that of the imports 128,000. Both imports and exports trebled their value in the ten years 1892-1902.
Disputed: Strong populist desire for autonomy
Having lived in Almería for over 35 years the assertion that there is a strong desire of autonomy apart from the Autonomous region of Andalucia and that the Andalusian Government is doing "great efforts to disuade the voters" is completely unfounded. I have no idea where the author of this article got that information. (posted to main article anonymously by User:188.8.131.52; transferred here by User:Ceyockey 23:09, 29 December 2005 (UTC))
I come here after a few months a find that nonsense comment that there's a strong desire for autonomy. I don't usually delete anything because I feel that's an agressive move. But I do ask the author to delete that because it is completely unfounded and false not a question of opinion.
The first user in this discussion made it even worse when trying to dispute the claim by admitting there's a desire of autonomy but no political party to support it. Well, there's NO party to support that and there's NO desire. It is not a question of debate here in Almería. It is Wikiality, a reality invented by the author of the article, probably a foreigner out of many here in Almeria who bumped into a wrong source.
Info Box Format Problem
On my browers (Internet Explorer 6) at 1280 x 1024 the info box is obscuring some of the article's text. Anyone got any ideas on how to fix this? Greenshed 20:49, 14 October 2006 (UTC)
How about some consistency in the spelling of the place? Is there a stress accent on the "i" or not? Maybe someone can clarify (preferably a native Spanish speaker).Lazzeez (talk) 15:40, 31 December 2008 (UTC)
- Here is a Spaniard: yes; in Spanish it's "Almería", but you know, you don't use stress in English... --184.108.40.206 (talk) 09:04, 2 December 2009 (UTC)
- Proper names are spelled as they are, if possible. Therefore, this article should stay consistent with its spelling, "Almería." Bluefishe (talk) 19:40, 3 December 2009 (UTC)
This article is in poor shape, poor spelling, one sentence paragraphs, miniscule lead, looks more like a photo gallery than an article about a provincial capital. I have placed some tags as it needs copy-editing, adherence to WP:MOS and proper referencing to WP:RS. Jezhotwells (talk) 08:21, 24 November 2009 (UTC)