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With a population of nearly 600.000 inhabitants, Malaga is the sixth largest city in Spain, the second in Andalusia after Sevilla. Malaga is the fifth metropolitan city of ​​Spain, home to more than 1 million people.

It is located at the western end of the Mediterranean Sea and in the south of the Iberian Peninsula, about 100 km east of the Strait of Gibraltar. Its municipality covers an area of ​​398,25 square kilometers extending over the Montes de Malaga and the Guadalhorce Valley. The city is located in the center of a bay surrounded by mountain ranges.

Founded by the Phoenicians in the eighth century. BC., making it one of the oldest cities in Europe. During the nineteenth century the city experienced a remarkable industrial and revolutionary activity that stood as the first industrial city in Spain and made it worthy of the “always indefatigable” titles and “the first in danger of freedom”. Scene of one of the bloodiest episodes of the Spanish Civil War and star of the explosion of the tourist boom of the 1960s and 1970s, Malaga is now a significant economic and cultural center and an important communications hub on the Mediterranean coast.