Totalán

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Totalán
Coat of arms of Totalán
Coat of arms
Location of Totalán
Location of Totalán
CountrySpain
Autonomous communityAndalusia
ProvinceMálaga
ComarcaLa Axarquía
Judicial districtMálaga
Government
 • AlcaldeMiguel Ángel Escaño López (2007) (PSOE)
Area
 • Total9.21 km2 (3.56 sq mi)
Elevation
290 m (950 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total715
 • Density78/km2 (200/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Totalatense,
Totalateño, -ña or
Rebotao, -á
Postal code
29197
WebsiteOfficial website

Totalán is a village and municipality in the province of Málaga, part of the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. It is located in the comarca of La Axarquía. The municipality is situated approximately 22 kilometres from the provincial capital of Málaga and 13 from Rincón de la Victoria. It has a population of approximately 650 residents. The natives are called Totalatenses or Totalateños and the nickname is Rebotaos.

Borehole accident[edit]

On 13 January 2019, a child dropped into a drilled shaft near Totalán and was only recovered 13 days later lifeless.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipal Register of Spain 2018". National Statistics Institute. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  2. ^ Jabois, Manuel (2019-01-21). "Timeline of Julen tragedy: "A child has fallen down a small hole. He needs to be rescued"". El País. ISSN 1134-6582. Retrieved 2019-01-26.

Coordinates: 36°46′01″N 4°16′59″W / 36.767°N 4.283°W / 36.767; -4.283