Mayoral of the townhall - Sr. D. Antonio María Marín Lara
Coordinates in GPS
• Latitude: 36º 44’ 14’’
• Longitude: 5º 09’ 53’’
• Surface: 481,31 km²
• Altitude over sea level: 723 m.
• District: Serranía de Ronda
• Distance to Málaga: 95 km.
• Middle temperature during the year: 15 ºC
• Residents: 36.909
• Next villages: Arriate, Montejaque, Benaoján
The village is situated on a plateau more than 700 meters above sea level, interrupted by a canyon that was formed by the river Guadalevín and is knoen as "El Tajo de Ronda", is at a depth of nearly a hundred meters. The area is called "Depresion de Ronda" and is surrounded by mountains. The town of Ronda is very large, because it encloses the village Arriate around the village, with considerably smaller extention. There is a difference in altitude of 1900 m from the peak Torrecilla to Arriate with 600 m.
The origin of this village is celtic, although also prehistoric finds were discovered all around the village and in the cave “Cueva de la Pileta”. In the nearer history the phoenician and greek settled nearby in Acinipo. Ronda was founded by the roman and in this time it was named Arunda, which was characterized as a city of commerce, because of its strategic position in the mountains. The roman occupation here, like in all península of spain, has left a lot of relicts, from which you find a multitude all over Ronda.