El Ejido (Spanish pronunciation:
[el eˈxiðo]) is a
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
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 around. This gives a solid push to its economy.
Fruit and vegetables from El Ejido are grown using
Biological pest control.
In close proximity to the city along the coast line is situated
Almerimar, a popular destination for tourism and relaxation.