COÍN
GENERAL INFORMATION

Coín


Mayoral of townhall
Sr. D. Gabriel Jesús Clavijo Sánchez

Geografic details:
Coordinates in GPS
• Latitude: 36º 49’’
• Longitude: 4º 45’’
• Surface: 127,37 km²
• Altitude over sea level: 202m.
• District: Valle del Guadalhorce
• Distance to Málaga:
• Middle temperature in year: 17 ºC
• Residents:22.030
• Next villages: Alhaurín El Grande, Guaro, Monda


Geografic location:
Coin is a town in the province of Malaga, in the autonomy of Andalusia. It is located in the center of the valley of Guadalhorce, in a strategic location, as it is only a short distance to the coast of the Costa del Sol, to Antequera asweel as to the Serrania de Ronda and Sierra de las Nieves. Coín is the seat of the 10th Judicial district in the province of Malaga.

Coín

The first records of settlements will lead us to the Old and New Stone Age, even in the time of the metals. We find traces of the Bronze Age and the Copper Age. The beginning of this history of the region begins with the "workshop of Ardite, " a place of manufacture of tools and utensils that were used during this time. More recently the prehistoric settlement "hill of Aljibe” and its surroundings give us an extraordinary testimony. His chronology extends from the Copper Age to the first century of our era. There exist many remains from this period, including pottery and porcelain of the Greeks, Phoenicians, Iberians and Romans. In the Cerro de las Calaveras they found important areas, such as individual tombs from the time of the West Goths.