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    Almería  is a provincial capital of 189,798 people as of 2007. It is located in the province of Almería, in the south of Spain. The was established by the Moors in the 10th century AD. Its full Arabic name is Al-Mariyat, which translates to The Mirror of the Sea. As this translation implies, Almería is a big resort town. Its year-round dry and warm weather makes it attractive to sunbathersas well as to European filmmakers wishing to shoots scenes in the dry Wild West without going to the United States. Many spaghetti westerns were brought to life here, as well as the movie Lawrence of Arabia.