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Benalmádena, Spain

by WCC on June 11, 2012

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Benalmádena is a town in the Spanish region of Andalusia. It is one of 100 independent communities of the province of Malaga. The city has 63,788 inhabitants, Benalmadena (as of 1 January 2011) covering an area of 26.58 km². This is equivalent to 2,400 inhabitants per km². The subdivided into three districts community thus has a very high population density. The sole official language is Spanish (Castilian).

Benalmádena is located about 566 kilometers from the Spanish capital of Madrid on the south coast of the Iberian Peninsula. 22 km southwest of Malaga on the Costa del Sol, the city stretches along the south and south-east coast. Neighboring communities in the West Fuengirola and Mijas, in the north of Alhaurin de la Torre and the community in the northeast Torremolinos. The average height is 280 meters above sea level.

The district of Benalmadena Pueblo is the old center of town at the foot of the mountains of the Sierra de Mijas. A landmark of the city is an old chapel, of which one has a beautiful view of the city and the surrounding area. It is even possible to look up to Malaga. The historic town center for the region has typical white houses decorated with flowers. This is a great contrast to an otherwise rather dominated by tourist city.

Benalmádena-Costa is influenced by the tourist district of the town. It includes several hotels and the tourism common facilities such as bars, restaurants and discos. There is also a marina with apartments and a large park, the Port (Puerto Deportivo) was founded in 1995 by a British real estate magazine for “Best Marina in the World”. It seats about 1,000 yachts.

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