Mayoral of townhall
Sr. D. Ángeles Muñoz Oriol
Coordinates for GPS
• Latitude: 36º 30’’
• Longitude: 4º 53’’
• Surface: 116.82 km²
• Altitude over sea level: 27 m.
• District: West Costa del Sol
• Distance to Málaga: 58 km.
• Middle temperature in year: 18 ºC
• Residents: 136.322
• Next villages: Ojén, Elviria, San Pedro de Alcántara
Marbella is limited in the north by Istán and Ojén, in the nothwest by Benahavís, in the west by Estepona and in the east by Mijas. Marbella is characterized by coastal plains formed from eroded materials. At the countryside extends some mountains with altitudes between 100 and 400 m over sea level. Generally the coast is flat and sandy, with extendes beaches and in the east we find the fishers harbor and the harbor of Cabo pino.
In the municipality of Marbella they found remains of Palaeolithic (old stoneage) and even during the Stone Age, there were inhabitants, as shown by finds. There are different views about Phoenician settlements, although there are no important evidence about it, only few pieces were found in different parts of the town, like in the riverbed of the Rio Real. The presence of the Romans is proved by several finds in the old town, like the Villa Romana de Río Verde and the Termas Romanas de Guadal-mina (Roman baths).
Marbella has become one of the most important tourist centers of the world. Twentysix kilometers of long, clean beach, internationally known, the hills of the Sierra Blanca, a wide range of first-class hotels, three marinas, including the world famous Puerto Banus, and a fishing port, are some the range of attractions of Marbella.