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Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata - Níjar

The municipality of Níjar is located in the southernmost part of the province of Almería and has an area of 599.77 km2.

The current landscape stands out for the intense occupation of space in Campo de Níjar due to cultivation under plastic and the presence of several population centers. The Sierra de Cabo de Gata and the coast have less occupation, except for some coastal areas.

The scarce human presence is due to historical factors dating back to medieval times, although it is a phenomenon that has survived well into the 20th century; on the other hand, the declaration of this area as the Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park has contributed to the conservation of this part of the Mediterranean coast.

The Campo de Níjar comprises a large internal geomorphological unit extending from the southern slope of Sierra Alhamilla to La Serrata. This unit forms a wide corridor that runs in a northeast-southwest direction and connects the southernmost lands of Almería with the Andarax basin to the southwest; at the same time, it connects with the east of Almería through the Rambla de Alías. The hydrological network is made up of a series of boulevards that capture the water that descends from Sierra Alhamilla and La Serrata until it reaches Rambla Morales, which runs through the Níjar corridor, flowing into the Gulf of Almería a short distance from the Salinas from Cabo de Gata.