Province of Málaga

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Málaga
Provincia de Málaga
Province
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Coat of arms of Málaga
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Coordinates: 36°43′N 4°25′W / 36.717°N 4.417°W / 36.717; -4.417Coordinates: 36°43′N 4°25′W / 36.717°N 4.417°W / 36.717; -4.417
CountrySpain
Autonomous communityAndalusia
CapitalMálaga
Area
 • Total7,308 km2 (2,822 sq mi)
Area rankRanked
Population (2013)
 • Total1 652 999[1]
 • RankRanked 6th
Demonym(s)Spanish: Malagueño, Malacitano
Official language(s)Spanish
ParliamentCortes Generales
Websitemalaga.es

The Province of Málaga (Spanish: Provincia de Málaga, Spanish pronunciation: [ˈmalaɣa]) 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, Seville, Córdoba, and Granada (clockwise).

Overview[edit]

Its area is 7,308 km² and its population is 1,652,999 (2013), 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 Costa del Sol ("Sun Coast"). These beaches are visited by millions of European tourists; other attractions include the gorge of El Chorro near Álora, the Torcal de Antequera, the Moorish-Mudéjar district of Frigiliana, the Dolmen of Menga, and the Caves of Nerja.

Regions[edit]

Regions of Málaga

References[edit]

  1. ^ Population Figures referring to Municipal Register 1 January 2013 Archived 6 October 2014 at the Wayback Machine. - Instituto Nacional de Estadística

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