Malaga

Málaga is a municipality and the second largest city of Andalusia and the sixth largest city of Spain. It is the capital of the province of Malaga. In 2007, the city had an official population of 561 250, and living in the city area of Málaga total 1,074,057 people. The city is situated on the Mediterranean Sea, on the Costa del Sol tourist and only 100 kilometers from the Strait of Gibraltar. Málaga is surrounded by mountains, the "Hills Axarquia" and is crossed by two rivers, the Guadalmedina and Guadalhorce which flows into the Mediterranean Sea. The city has a Mediterranean climate in summer, but does not suffer from the extreme heat such as Seville and has very mild winters with temperatures around 20 degrees. The inhabitants of Malaga known as "Malagueños" and colloquially as "boquerones" (sardines). The city is a candidate for "European City of Culture 2016".