Fuente Alamo is located in the South-eastern section of the Region of Murcia, bordering with Murcia, Cartagena, Torre Pacheco, Alhama de Murcia and Mazarrón, part of a large flat central area surrounded by mountainous Sierras.
The Rambla of Fuente Álamo cuts through a central plain, enriched by sediments left behind when the sea which covered this land millions of years ago, drew away, leaving a fertile basin, protected by the Sierras of Algarrobo, Los Gómez, Los Victorias and the Sierra de Carrascoy.
Fuente means spring, and the fresh water of Fuente Álamo attractedthe attention of both the Romans and the Moors, although it was also an important source of water throughout its history for the transhumance shepherds who moved their flocks throughout Mediaeval Murcia in search of pasture.
These links with the agricultural and livestock industries are still strong today, the pedanías of the municipality dedicated to the production of pigs and chickens as well as salad crops which are exported worldwide, drip irrigation enabling farmers to produce melons, peppers, artichokes, potatoes, lettuces and courgettes throughout the year, a livestock fair still celebrated in the town annually.
Fuente Álamo's strategic location has also attracted Industrial activity, taking advantage of the transport infrastructure which links the town into the arterial transport network, the important Sabic manufacturing plant and the Fuente Álamo Technology Park providing investment into the high tech industries of the future.
Fuente Álamo is also set to benefit from its proximity to the new International Airportat Corvera, just a few minutes drive from the town, increasing business opportunities.
Its warm climate has also attracted residential tourism, with the Hacienda del Álamo Golf Urbanisation, and the availability of rural property attracting an International population of both tourists and permanent foreign residents to the area.
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