Cuevas del Almanzora
Cuevas del Almanzora is a town and municipality in the province of Almeria, Andalusia . The population as of 1st January 2014 was 13,737. The surface area of the municipality is 263 square kilometres with a density of 52.23 residents per square kilometre. The town is located at an altitude of 88 metres and is 97 kilometres from the provincial capital, Almería. The geographical c-ordinates are 37 ° 17'49 "N 1 ° 52'47" O. The post code is 04610.
To the North are the municipalities of Huercal Overa and Pulpi, West is Zurgena, East is the Mediteranean Sea, and South are Antas and Vera. The municipality is served by both the E15,A7 and the AP7 toll motorways with excellent connections to all major and local road networks.
The main villages in the municipality are:- Las Cuna, La Algarrobina, Burjulu, Herrerias, Palomares, Villaricos, La Muleria Los Lobos, Guazamara, Las Canalejas, Los Lobos, El Calon, Cala Panizo and Pozo del esparto.
This municipality is steeped in history dating from the earliest caves from the Paleolithic era. The Phoenicians established a trading post in Villaricos in the 9th Century which was later taken over by the Romans. A steady stream of explorers, traders and invaders have traversed this area, each leaving their mark. The number of historic buildings, monuments and archeological sites far outnumber any in the bordering municipalities. Even the Barbary pirates visited these shores for several hundred years!!