Málaga (Spaingie pronunciation: [ˈmalaɣa]) is a ceety an a municipality in the autonomous commonty o Andalusie, Spain. Wi a population o 568,305 in 2009, it is the seicont maist lairgest ceety o Andalusie an the saxt lairgest in the kintra. This is the soothrenmaist lairge ceety in Europe. It lies on the Costa del Sol (Coast o the Sun) o the Mediterranean Sea, aboot 100 km (62.14 mi) east o the Strait o Gibraltar an aboot 130 km (80.78 mi) north o Africae.

Málaga
Panoramic view o Málaga frae Gibralfaro
Panoramic view o Málaga frae Gibralfaro
Banner o Málaga
Banner
Coat o airms o Málaga
Coat o airms
Málaga is locatit in Andalusia
Málaga
Málaga
Location in Andalusie
Coordinates: 36°43′10″N 4°25′12″W / 36.71944°N 4.42000°W / 36.71944; -4.42000Coordinates: 36°43′10″N 4°25′12″W / 36.71944°N 4.42000°W / 36.71944; -4.42000
Kintra Spain
Autonomous commonty Andalusie
ProvinceFlag Málaga Province.svg Málaga
ComarcaMálaga-Costa del Sol
Foondit8t century BC[1]
Govrenment
 • TeepMayor-cooncil
 • BodiAyuntamiento de Málaga.
 • MayorFrancisco De La Torre Prados (PP)
Aurie
 • City395 km2 (153 sq mi)
 • Urban
561.71 km2 (216.88 sq mi)
Elevation
11 m (36 ft)
Population
 (2018)[3]
 • Ceety571,026
 • Rank6t
 • Density1,400/km2 (3,700/sq mi)
 • Urban
967,250[2]
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postcode
29001-29018
Cawin code+34 (Spain) 95 (Málaga)
Wabsteidwww.malaga.eu

Málaga enjoys a subtropical climate. Here are ane o the warmest winters in Europe, wi average temperatures o 17 °C (62.6 °F) durin the day an 7–8 °C (45–46 °F) at nicht in the period frae December tae Februar. The simmer's saison lasts aboot 8 month, frae Aprile tae November, although an aa in remainin 4 month temperatures sometimes reach aroond 20 °C (68.0 °F).

Málaga's history spans aboot 2,700 year an is ane o the auldest ceeties in the warld. It wis foondit bi the Phoenicians as Malaka aboot 770 BC, frae the 6t century BC in Auncient Carthage, frae 218 BC - Roman Republic an later Roman Empire (as laitin Malaca), efter the fall o the empire o the 800 year unner the domination o Arabs (as Mālaqah (مالقة)), frae 1487 unner the dominion o the Spaniards. The archaeological remains an monuments frae the Phoenician, Roman, Arabian an Christian eras convert the historic center intae an "Open Museum" displayin its rich history o mair nor 3,000 year.

The internaitionally acclaimed painter an sculptor Pablo Picasso an actor Antonio Banderas wur born in Malaga.

The maist important business sectors in Málaga are Tourism, Construction an Technology Services, but ither sectors such as Transportation an Logistics are beginnin tae expand. The Technology Pairk o Andalusia (PTA), locatit in Málaga, haes enjoyed significant growth syne its inauguration in 1992. As o 2009, this hie-tech, science an industrial pairk is hame tae 509 companies an employs ower 13,600 fowk.

Twin touns — sister ceetiesEedit

 
Malaga.

Málaga is twinned wi:

ReferencesEedit

  1. Aubet, María Eugenia.The Phoenicians and the West: politics, colonies and trade. Cambridge University Press.
  2. "Ministerio de Fomento: Las Grandes Áreas Urbanas y sus municipios (ordenadas por población)" (PDF). Retrieved 2019-06-01.
  3. . Instituto Nacional de Estadística. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. 4.0 4.1 http://www.femp.es/index.php/femp/content/download/4974/41927/file/070202%20con%20EUROPA%20v2.pdf
  5. "Sister Cities of Manila". © 2008-2009 City Government of Manila. Retrieved 2009-09-02. External link in |publisher= (help)
  6. http://www.malagactiva.es/pdf/exposiciones/De_Puentes_y_Agua.pdf
  7. http://www.elcorresponsal.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=3381