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Almanzora (disambiguation)

Almanzora is a city in the province of Almería, Andalusia, Spain.

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Almanzora (river)

The Almanzora River is a river in the province of Almería in Andalusia, Spain.

The Almanzora river rises on the northern slope of the Sierra de Los Filabres on the border between the provinces of Granada and Almeria. It passes through the cities of Seron, Tíjola, Purchena Cantoria, Albox, Arboleas and Zurgena, and passes near the town of Huercal Overa, through the town of Cuevas del Almanzora before emptying into the Mediterranean Sea in Punta del Rio, between Palomares and Villaricos, after a journey of .

Sometimes it becomes swollen as in September 2012. A previous flood occurred in October 1973.

The Almanzora basin is bounded to the south by the Sierra de los Filabres, which rises to . Other highlights are the Tetica Bacares at and Dos Picos at . To the south, neighboring watersheds are those of Andarax River (via the Nacimiento River and the Rambla de Tabernas ), the Rio de Aguas and Antas river.

To the west and north, it is bounded by the Sierra de las Estancias, which includes the Sierra de Lúcar at , the Sierra del Madroñal at , the Sierra de Oria at and the Sierra del Saliente at . To the west, adjoining watersheds is that of the Guadalquivir (via the Rio de Baza and rio Guardal joining the Guadalquivir river Guadiana Menor via rio).

To the east it is bounded by the top of Cabezo de la Jara at , by the Sierra de Enmedio which rises to at Cerro del Medro, by the Sierra de la Almenara at and the Almagrera sierra, which rises to at Mount Tenerife. Toward the north and east, the watershed is that of Segura (via the rambla de Chirivel and rio Guadalentin).

The Ancient Romans called it the Surbo, from Latin flumen superbum, "superb river", for its terrible floods. Its present name derives from the Arabic al-Mansura , "place of victory".

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Almanzora is a small city in the province of Almería, Andalusia, Spain. Its name, derives from the Arabic al-Mansura , "place of victory", and has been passed on from the city to which is shared with a river and to the surrounding Comarca of Almanzora.

The area has been settled at least since Roman times. In 1436, during the Reconquista, an expedition of Murcians conquered the city from Muslim rule. In 1753, the town was the administrative center of the Comarca of Almanzora, and in the 19th century Antonio Abellán y Peñuela was made Marquis of Almanzora.

As in many rural areas of Andalusia, there was much emigration during the 20th century. Since roughly the 1990s, there has been an influx of people from the United Kingdom who have come for the sunny Almerían climate, as well as some return of earlier migrants.

The economy has traditionally been mainly agricultural, especially citrus fruits, with lemons as an important export crop. The area is also noted for its artisanal breads. Recent immigration from the UK has caused something of a construction boom. There is also a rise in rural tourism (farm stays, etc.)