Málaga situation

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The city of Malaga is located at 36° 42' 48" north latitude and 4° 24' 44" west longitude, in the Mediterranean coast area known as Costa del Sol (Sunny Coast) at the bottom of a wide bay opened to the SE and located at the foot of a hill on which stands a building known as the Arab Alcazaba.


Málaga has 2,800 years of history since the founding of the Phoenician colony of Malaka in the hill of the city in 800 BC. Archaeology has been signaling its growth since that time. Thus, we have shaped the roman and islamic city until the fifteenth century. Thereafter, once incorporated into the crown of Castilla, its extent was not only growing in a star and role of convents outside the historic area, but, walled, was adapted to the needs of their new situation; Castilian and Christian.



These processes have generated a map, general or sector, that tells the urban development of the city from the sixteenth century. The municipal population of Málaga has experienced a steady growth over the twentieth century (150 584 hab. In 1920, 238,085 inhabitants. In 1940 and 301,048 inhabitants in 1960), accelerated in recent years thanks to its tourism development, commercial and industrial ( 374,452 hab. in 1970, 503,251 inhabitants. in 1981, 568.000 inhabitants. in the last census), for an area of the municipality of 405 km2). Málaga province has an area of 7300 km2. A study on the Andalusian coast of the Mediterranean coast, showed that this city has as many sunny days a year, being the capital of the Costa del Sol. Their sources of wealth are mainly: the hotel service sector. Within the primary sector: agriculture, olive, almond, carob and fruit trees. Secondary sector: industry, meat (pork) and emerging technology sector.

Situación de Málaga, andalucía, España.