Fuengirola is a town in the Spanish region of Andalusia. It is one of 100 independent communities of the province of Malaga. The sole official language is Spanish (Castilian). The town of Fuengirola 74,054 inhabitants (as of 1 January 2011) covering an area of 10.17 km. This corresponds to 7282 inhabitants per km². The community is therefore of their surface ago one of the smallest cities in Spain, but has a very high population density. Among the residents are 25% foreigners, mainly Europeans (including many Britons, Irishmen, Finland and Sweden), continue to Moroccans, South Americans and Chinese. Fuengirola, Marbella and Torremolinos on the Costa del Sol Spain in 2005 were far to the cities with the highest crime.
Fuengirola is 572.7 km from the Spanish capital Madrid on the south coast of the Iberian Peninsula. 27 km southwest of Malaga on the Costa del Sol, the city extends along the east coast. Neighboring communities in the Northeast Benalmádena and throughout the northwest, west and southwest of the village Mijas, Fuengirola, the surrounding country side. The metropolitan area is nearly completely covered. The average height is six feet above sea level. Fuengirola has a beach of a little more than seven kilometers in length.
Today Fuengirola is heavily influenced by tourism. The ten-kilometer-long promenade along the sea ranges from Carvajal in the east to the “Beatriz Palace-hotel” in the West. On the opposite side of the beach promenade are usually high apartment houses and hotels, increasingly, in the four-star segment. The ground floors there are many shops, restaurants and bars. On the seven-kilometer-long beach there are numerous restaurants serving mainly fish.
The old castle Sohail on a hill outside of town overlooking the bay was the symbol of Fuengirola. In the castle often hosts concerts and fiestas. The interior of the place has kept mainly to the “plazas” with churches, Andalusian atmosphere. Every Tuesday there is a market that is among the largest on the Costa del Sol is one.