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Málaga's location

Málaga's location

Málaga's location

Málaga is the fifth largest city in Spain in terms of population. It is a city in the south of the Iberian Peninsula, has a municipal territory of 398.25 square kilometres and is home to approximately 578,000 residents, with a metropolitan area of close to one million people.

Geographical and environmental factors, such as the influence of the Mediterranean Sea, its position on the valleys of the Guadalhorce and Guadalmedina rivers, its topography and climate, have played a significant role in the development of the city.

Málaga's coasts are washed by the Mediterranean, while los Montes de Málaga offer a natural barrier that protects it from the cold, giving it a climate with moderate temperatures due to the thermoregulatory influence of the sea.

The warmest months are usually July and August, and the coldest months are December and February, with average temperatures ranging from 22.8ºC to 13ºC. Rainfall is mainly concentrated in autumn and winter.

The city has natural areas of great environmental value, such as the Desembocadura del Guadalhorce, which is a vital habitat for various migratory species, and the Montes de Málaga Nature Reserve, home to more than 230 plant species and more than 160 vertebrates.