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Periana in April 2012

Periana is a town and municipality in the province of Málaga, part of the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. It belongs to the comarca of La Axarquía. The municipality is situated approximately 23 kilometres from Vélez and 48 from the provincial capital of Málaga near the Sierra de Alhama.[1] It has a population of approximately 3,500 residents. The natives are called Perianenses and their nickname is Los Manga Anchas or “The Wide-sleeved Ones”. The Sierra de Alhama


Coordinates: 36°55′N 4°12′W / 36.917°N 4.200°W / 36.917; -4.200