VÉLEZ MÁLAGA
General Information

Vélez Málaga


Mayoral of townhall
Sr. D. María Salomé Arroyo Sánchez

Geografic dates:
Coordinates for GPS
• Latitude: 36º 47’
• Longitude: -4º 6’
• Surface: 157.88 km².
• Altitude over sea level: 60 m
• District: Axarquía
• Distane to Málaga: 35km.
• Middle Temperature during the year:
• Residents: 69.604
• Next villages: Trapiche, Caleta de Velez, torre del Mar


Geografic Location:
Vélez Málaga is the capital of the district Axarquía, which is composed by 31 villages. It is situated in the east part of the province Málaga. The district of Vélez Málaga is composed by eleven city centres, eight of them on the coastside (Torre del Mar, Caleta de Vélez, Mezquitilla, Lagos, Almayate, Benajarafe y Chilches) and four inlands: Vélez-Málaga, Triana, Trapiche and
Cajiz.

Before it was calles “Bellix Malaca (valley of Málaga) in the age of the mussulman dominion, its sinuos streets count of the civilazations who left profound tracks and characteristics, the Roman, Phoenician and Carthage which were fond of the nature of the zone and settled in this district. Still the city of Vélez-Málaga shows the pride of their arrival.
The architectural heritage of the Christian is the destruction of mussulman monuments. Churches, conventions and chappels are now, where mezquitas (mosques) existed before, a highlight is the sanctuary of Nuestra señora de los Remedios, the patron of the city.

Vélez Málaga today, is a modern town, perfectly adapted to the new times. Its economy is based on agriculture, because it is one of the zones with the largest production of subtropical fruits, especially the avocado and mango. Vélez Málaga is today one of the biggest export of subtropical fruit, which delivers to more than 30 countrys all over the world.