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Panoramic view of Málaga from Gibralfaro
Panoramic view of Málaga from Gibralfaro
Flag of Málaga
Coat of arms of Málaga
Coat of arms
Coordinates: 36°43′10″N 4°25′12″W / 36.71944°N 4.42000°W / 36.71944; -4.42000Coordinates: 36°43′10″N 4°25′12″W / 36.71944°N 4.42000°W / 36.71944; -4.42000
Country  Spain
Autonomous Community Template:Country data Andalusia
Province Málaga
Comarca Málaga-Costa del Sol
Founded 8th century BC[2]
 • Type Ayuntamiento
 • Body City Council of Málaga
 • Mayor Francisco De La Torre Prados (PP)
 • City 398 km2 (154 sq mi)
 • Urban 827 km2 (319 sq mi)
Elevation 11 m (36 ft)
Population (2015)
 • City 569,130[1]
 • Rank 6th
 • Metro 1,628,973[1]
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 29001-29018
Calling code +34 (Spain) 95 (Málaga)

Malaga (Spanish: Málaga) is a Spanish city in Andalusia, Spain on the Mediterranean coast. The city has 560,000 people. There are more than 1,000,000 people in the surrounding area. It is the second biggest city in Andalusia after Sevilla, and the sixth biggest in Spain. The 20th century artist Pablo Picasso was born in Málaga.

Málaga is southernmost large city in Europe, it lies on the Costa del Sol (Coast of the Sun) of the Mediterranean, about 100 km (62.14 mi) east of the Strait of Gibraltar and about 130 km (80.78 mi) north of Africa. Málaga enjoys a subtropical–mediterranean climate. It has one of the warmest winters in Europe, with average temperatures of 17 °C (62.6 °F) during the day and 7–8 °C (45–46 °F) at night in the period from December through February.

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