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Location of the municipality of Coín
|Comarca||Valle del Guadalhorce|
|• Mayor||Gabriel Jesús Clavijo Sánchez|
|• Total||127.37 km2 (49.18 sq mi)|
|Elevation||202 m (663 ft)|
|• Density||170/km2 (440/sq mi)|
Coín is a town and municipality in the Province of Málaga, Spain, c. 33 km west of the provincial capital, Málaga, and c. 30 km north of Marbella. The town has an official population of 22,000 inhabitants.
Foreigners now make up a substantial proportion of the towns inhabitants and are attracted to Coín due to the fact it is only 25 minutes from the beaches of Málaga and Marbella, including the 50 km stretch of coastline in between which includes the popular resorts of Torremolinos, Fuengirola and Benalmádena.
The economy was traditionally agriculture, coexisting with marble mining (since Roman times) and ceramics. The latter has been during the twentieth century very important and known, having a color style of its own called "Green Coin". The most significant ceramics workshop during the past century was the Workshop "Cumbreras" and now work is continuing this traditional ceramic material of Coin, with over 300 years old by local artisans.
The city of cinema was a project carried out in the area of "Nacimiento" to produce a television series, but was turned into a tourist area as well. For many years, Coin was the setting for several series, first the British Eldorado for the BBC, and after that the Andalucian "Plaza Alta" soap operas and "Arrayan", both recorded in "Loasur" studios produced by "Linze TV", and shown by Canal Sur. At present, tourism, construction, and the hospitality industry have replaced old industries, although there are still many potters and several quarries where local marble, dolomite rock and sand are produced for construction materials.
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