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Málaga (/ˈmæləɡə/, Spanish: [ˈmalaɣa]) is a municipality, capital of the Province of Málaga, in the Autonomous Community of Andalusia, Spain. With a population of 569,130 in 2015, it is the second most populous city of Andalusia and the sixth largest in Spain. The 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's history spans about 2,800 years, making it one of the oldest cities in the world. It was founded by the Phoenicians as Malaka about 770 BC, and from the 6th century BC was under the hegemony of Ancient Carthage. Then, from 218 BC, it was ruled by the Roman Republic and later the Roman Empire as Malaca (Latin). After the fall of the empire and the end of Visigothic rule, it was under Islamic rule as Mālaqah (مالقة) for 800 years, but in 1487, the Crown of Castille regained control after the Reconquista. The archaeological remains and monuments from the Phoenician, Roman, Arabic and Christian eras make the historic center of the city an "open museum", displaying its history of more than 3,000 years. This important cultural infrastructure and the artistic heritage have culminated in the nomination of Málaga as a candidate for the 2016 European Capital of Culture. The internationally acclaimed painter and sculptor Pablo Picasso, Hebrew poet and Jewish philosopher Solomon Ibn Gabirol and actor Antonio Banderas were born in Málaga. The magnum opus of Cuban composer Ernesto Lecuona, "Malagueña", is named for the music of this region of Spain. The most important business sectors in Málaga are tourism, construction and technology services, but other sectors such as transportation and logistics are beginning to expand. The Andalusia Technology Park (PTA), located in Málaga, has enjoyed significant growth since its inauguration in 1992. Málaga is the main economic and financial centre of southern Spain, home of the region's largest bank, Unicaja, and the fourth-ranking city in economic activity in Spain behind Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia.

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This warm abode of Málaga is a delightful place to visit in Spain. After your splendid visit to Málaga, you can proceed to an important near-by city of Seville. Take a short trip from Málaga and set some time aside to explore the Seville. Dotted with places like The Cathedral Of Seville, The Alcazar, Torre Del Oro Or Gold Tower; it will definitely be a good idea. Also, to reach Málaga, you'll have to take a flight to Seville; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. A holiday in Málaga can generally be of 1-2 days.

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Facts and Stats for Málaga*

  • Pollution Statistics in Málaga

    Know the pollution level of Málaga before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 21.88 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 22.22 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 20 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 15 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 45 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 15.38 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 30 (Low)
  • Málaga: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Málaga for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Málaga.

    • Burglary and Theft 41.51 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 44.34 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 38.46 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 54.72 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 39.15 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 51.42 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 39.15 (Low)
    • Drug offense 48.08 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 66.98 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 54.72 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 39.15 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 34.43 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 49.06 (Moderate)
  • Living in Málaga - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Málaga is 181.4 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 56.7 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 96.89 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 27.24 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 27.07 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 51 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 75.5 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.53 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 87.19 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Málaga

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Málaga

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.07 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.4 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 29.8 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 63.03 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 66.43 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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