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Palomares is an agricultural, fishing and tourist village on the Mediterranean Sea in the Almería province of Andalusia, Spain. It is about 20 meters above sea level. The village falls within the municipality of Cuevas del Almanzora.

The ruins of El Artial lie just outside the village.

1966 B-52 crash

The town is noted for an incident in 1966 where a B-52 Stratofortress of Strategic Air Command crashed, causing radiation contamination after its payload of nuclear bombs was ruptured.

Coordinates: 37°14′55″N 1°47′45″W / 37.24861°N 1.79583°W / 37.24861; -1.79583 (Palomares)


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