Costa del Sol Occidental

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Costa del Sol Occidental
Comarca de la Costa del Sol Occidental.svg
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Andalusia
Province Málaga
Capital Marbella
 • Total 802 km2 (310 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Total 492,965
 • Density 610/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Costa del Sol Occidental (English: "Western Sun Coast") is a comarca (county) in Andalusia, southern Spain.

It occupies a narrow coastal strip delimited by the cordillera Penibética (Sierra de Mijas, Sierra Alpujata, Sierra Blanca, Sierra Bermeja, Sierra Crestallina) to the north and the Mediterranean Sea to the south. The coast shows a diversity of landscapes: beaches, cliffs, estuaries, bays and dunes. The rivers are short and seasonal, while the agriculture is hampered by the lee effect caused by the Baetic System.

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Coordinates: 36°30′54″N 4°52′40″W / 36.51500°N 4.87778°W / 36.51500; -4.87778