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Province of Málaga

Málaga
Provincia de Málaga
Province
Flag of Málaga
Flag
Coat of arms of Málaga
Coat of arms
Map of Spain with Málaga highlighted
Map of Spain with Málaga highlighted
Coordinates:
Autonomous community Andalusia
Capital Málaga
Area
 • Total 7,308 km2 (2,822 sq mi)
Area rank Ranked
Population (2012)
 • Total 1 641 098
 • Rank Ranked 6th
Demonym Spanish: Malagueño, Malacitano
Official language(s) Spanish
Website malaga.es

The Province of Málaga (pronounced: ; Spanish Provincia de Málaga) is located on the southern mediterranean coast of Spain, in Andalusia. It is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the South and by the provinces of Cádiz, Granada, Córdoba and Seville.

Contents

  • Overview 1
  • Regions 2
  • Notes and references 3
  • See also 4
  • External links 5

Overview

Its area is 7,308 km² and its population is 1,639.127 (2012), which is concentrated mainly in the metropolitan area of Málaga, province capital, and throughout the coastal area. The population density surpasses both the Andalusia and Spanish averages, reaching 222.53 hab/km². Málaga contains 102 municipalities. Besides the capital, its main cities are Marbella, Mijas, Fuengirola, Vélez-Málaga, Torremolinos, Estepona and Benalmádena, all in the coastal zone. The towns of Antequera and Ronda, are located in the interior.

The prevailing climate is a warm Mediterranean with dry and warm long summers with short mild winters. The geographical relief varies greatly from zone to zone. In general, the coastal zone has a subtropical Mediterranean climate. To the north, a Continental Mediterranean climate exists with cold, dry winters and warm summers.

Its main industry and claim to fame is its tourist resorts, particularly those on the beaches along the El Chorro, near Álora, the Torcal de Antequera, the Moorish-Mudéjar district of Frigiliana, the Dolmen of Menga or the Caves of Nerja.

Regions

Regions of Málaga

Notes and references

See also

External links

  • The Caminito del Rey tourist information in English
  • Grazalema Natural Park tourist information in Spanish, English, French and German
  • Alcornocales Natural Park (Spanish)
  • Sierra de las Nieves Natural Park (Spanish)
  • Montes de Málaga Natural Park (Spanish)
  • Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara y Alhama Natural Park (Spanish)
  • Video about Malaga province
  • Malaga Metropolitan Transport Consortium Website
  • Malaga Tourism (English)
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