Population: 568,507 (2010)
Demonym: Malagenean, Malagueño, Malacitano
Area: 395 km2 (153 mi2)
Dialing Code: +34 (95)
Electricity Adapter: 230 V, 50 Hz, Plug Types C & F
Time Zone: Central European Time UTC+1 (Summer CEST UTC+2)
Málaga is one of the large cities in Spain’s Andalusian region, located on the southern coast along the Mediterranean Sea. With well over a half-million residents, it is Spain’s 6th largest city.
Like with many of the people of Spain’s towns and cities in Andalusia, the denizens of Málaga are proud of their own identity within Spain – most consider Andalusian to be a separate nationality.
Málaga has quite a temperate climate, due to its location on the northern Mediterranean coast; winters here are some of the warmest in all of Europe.
Aside from being Pablo Picasso’s birth city, Málaga has a rich artistic and cultural heritage that is evidenced still today, and perhaps moreso now.