El Ejido (Spanish pronunciation: [el eˈxiðo]) is a municipality of Almería province, in the autonomous community of Andalusia, Spain. It is located 32 km from Almería with a surface area of 227 km², and as reported in 2014 had 84,144 inhabitants. El Ejido is the centre of production for fruit and vegetables in the "Comarca de El Poniente". The work opportunities the city provides attract many foreign farmhands, who look for jobs mainly in the greenhouses there. Some greenhouses have begun using computer-controlled hydroponics systems, thus saving on labour and improving efficiency. This gives a solid push to its economy.
|• Mayor||Francisco Góngora Cara (PPA) (2015–2019)|
|• Total||227 km2 (88 sq mi)|
|Elevation||80 m (260 ft)|
|• Density||370/km2 (970/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
In close proximity to the city along the coast line is situated Almerimar, a popular destination for tourism and relaxation.
|Source: INE (Spain)|
CD El Ejido 2012 is based in the municipality.
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