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Málaga city.

Background Information
The total population of the province of Málaga is 1.600.000 people. 1 million people live in the metropolitan area, and 570.000 live in the capital. The province has other towns with relatively high population, as Marbella, Velez Málaga, Mijas and Fuengirola, with approximately 100,000 habitants, in opposite there are otherwise remote villages of the province with less than 1,000 people.

The city centre is located in the geographic coordinates 36º 50' N, 2º 28' W. It has an extension of 296 km2 and an average height of 6 meters over the sea.

Málaga is one of the sunniest cities in Europe. Málaga enjoy a subtropical wet climate, The average annual temperature is 18ºC, while average summer temperature is around 25ºC. It is possible to get maximum temperatures of 44ºC under the sun in July and August.

The average temperature in winter is 12ºC. It is not usual minimum temperatures under 7ºC. The rains are moderate, with an annual average of 526 l/sqm.

In average, the city presents approximately 3000 annual hours of sunlight. It exist few differences between the winter months and the summer ones. Málaga has an airport placed to approximately 15 km to the SW of the city centre and a fluvial port placed to the South, located a 3 km. It not exist big industries in the surroundings. The major environmental problems come derived from the road traffic.

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