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Málaga
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Málaga is located in Andalusia
Málaga
Málaga
Location in Andalusie
Málaga is located in Spain
Málaga
Málaga
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 36°43′10″N 4°25′12″W / 36.71944°N 4.42000°W / 36.71944; -4.42000
Kintra Banner o Spain Spain
Autonomous commonty Banner o Andalusie Andalusie
Province Flag Málaga Province.svg Málaga
Comarca Málaga-Costa del Sol
Foondit 8t century BC[1]
Government
 • Type Mayor-cooncil
 • Body Ayuntamiento de Málaga.
 • Mayor Francisco De La Torre Prados (PP)
Area
 • City 395 km2 (153 sq mi)
 • Urban 561.71 km2 (216.88 sq mi)
Elevation 11 m (36 ft)
Population (2010)
 • City 568,507
 • Rank 6t
 • Density 1,400/km2 (3,700/sq mi)
 • Urban 1,046,279
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 29001-29018
Cawin code +34 (Spain) 95 (Málaga)
Website www.malaga.eu

Málaga (Spainyie 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 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 months, frae Aprile tae November, although an aa in remainin 4 months temperatures sometimes reach aroond 20 °C (68.0 °F).

Málaga's history spans aboot 2,700 years 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 years 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 than 3,000 years.

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.

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