Mayoral in Townhall
Sr. D. Francisco de la Torre Prados
• Latitude: 36º 43’ 10’’
• Longitude: 4º 25’ 12’’
• Surface: 395 km²
• Altitude over sea level: 11 m.
• District: West Costa del Sol
• Middle temperature in the year: 18 ºC
• Residents: 568.507
• Next Villages: Guadalmar, Churriana, La Cala del Moral
The city area covers about 395 square kilometers and the metropolitan area covers nearly one million in habitants. Málaga extends over three natural districts of different landscapes. The coast of Málaga was very modificated, all over the history, by people’s hands, so today you find some parts of the city, wrested of the sea. Los Montes de Málaga (Málaga Mountains) are declared like nature reserve since 1989, to give it the best posible protection. This protected zone extends over 4.762 hectare, 97% of it are Málaga area.
The city of Málaga was founded by the phoenician, which moved up to Málaga because of the abundance of metals (silver, even more copper), which they needed for commerce. Since its inception of the Phoenicians, the future status of Confederate Roman town or with the rise of the Arab enclave, the city of Malaga made a very own character, as a result of frequently changing cultures and civilizations, which was always adapted.
This capacity for coexistence of different cultures made Málaga grow to a tolerant and cosmopolitan city that has preserved this quality over time. In decisive moments of its history, Málaga made examples of economic and social dynamics. A recent example is the role, that Málaga has played in the 19th century, as a champion of constitutional freedoms, aswell as a city at the forefront of entrepreneurship in industry and commerce. Even in more recent history Málaga is an example of the highest economic increase within the group of Andalusian and Spanish society.