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Basic City Facts

Population (2018):

  • 571,026 City, 6th in Spain
  • 1,619,714  Metro area
  • 49,737 foreign population
  • 1,456 inhabitants per km2


  • 36°43′10″N, 4°25′12″W 


  • 398 km2 (154 mi2)  City
  • 561 km2 (217 mi2)  Urban


  • 11 m (36 ft)  


Situated on the southern coast of Spain just 85 miles east of the Strait of Gibraltar and on the southwest corner of the Mediterranean Arch.

Its privileged natural setting between the Mediterranean Sea and the mountains ensures that Malaga enjoys one of the best climates in Spain and in Europe. 

Mediterranean humid subtropical climate.

Average temperatures of 73º F maximum and 55º F minimum.

307 days of sun throughout the year.

8 miles of coastline.

Several recreational seaports.

Sierra Nevada ski resort in Granada (80 runs over 7,680 acres of terrain) is just 2 hours away.

More than 50 golf courses.