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Málaga by Costa del Sol, Spain

36.7N 4.4W

March 11th, 2010 Category: Mountains, Rivers

Spain - February 19th, 2010

Spain - February 19th, 2010

Málaga, visible along the coast in the lower left quadrant of this ortho image, is a city in the Autonomous Community of Andalusia, Spain. It is the second most populous city of Andalusia, the sixth largest in Spain and 43rd-most populous municipality in the European Union, with a population of 566,447 in 2008.

Málaga is located in southern Spain, on the Costa del Sol (Coast of the Sun) on the north coast of the Mediterranean Sea. It lies about 120 km north-east of the Strait of Gibraltar and Tarifa (the southernmost point of continental Europe), and about 150 km north of Africa.

The old historic center of Málaga touches the harbour to the south and is surrounded by mountains to the north- Montes de Málaga (part of Baetic Cordillera), lying in the southern base of the Axarquía hills, and two rivers, the Guadalmedina – the historic center is located on its left bank – and the Guadalhorce, which flows west of the city into the Mediterranean.

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