Málaga is a port city in Andalusia, southern Spain, on the Costa del Sol coast of the Mediterranean. According to the 2006 census the population is 558,287. ( [show location on an interactive map] 36°43?N, 4°25?W).
The population of the city of Málaga proper was 558,287 as of 2005 estimates. The population of the urban area was 814,000 as of 2005 estimates. The population of the metropolitan area (urban area plus satellite towns) was 1,074,074 as of 2005 estimates, ranking as the fifth largest metropolitan area in Spain. Málaga is surrounded by mountains, lying in the southern base of the Axarquía hills, and two rivers, the Guadalmedina - the historic center is located on its left bank - and the Guadalhorce, which flows west of the city into the Mediterranean.
The climate is mild and equable, the mean annual temperature being about 19 °C (66 °F). For its broad sky and wide bay the city has been compared to Naples.
The inner city of Málaga is just behind the harbour. The quarters of El Perchel, La Trinidad and Lagunillas surround this centre. The city has much revenue from the agricultural sector and from tourism.
The Holy Week, and the Málaga Fair ("Feria de Málaga") are the two most well-known of Málaga's festivals.