Mijas is a town and a municipality in the Spanish region of Andalusia. It is one of 100 independent communities of the province of Malaga. The town of Mijas has reported 79,262² Population (as of 1 January 2011) covering an area of 149 km. This corresponds to 532 inhabitants per km². Since Spain has no legal duty to report (Anglo-Saxon countries comparable), the actual population is much higher. This is especially true for foreign residents, among whom are British, the largest contingent, followed by Germans, Scandinavians, etc. The residents of Mijas are not the only reason why, with the highest per capita income of the municipalities on the Costa del Sol. The sole official language is Spanish (Castilian).
Due to its location near the tourist resorts on the Costa del Sol between Torremolinos and Marbella, Mijas is a very popular destination for day trips. In the Museum of Mijas, the replica of the stairs hiding Vorbürgerkriegs-Mayor of Mijas, Manuel Cortés is to see. This was after the Spanish civil war hidden in Mijas, until the regime of Franco in 1969, thirty years after the war, a general amnesty for all war criminals, were only meant that the other party, adopted.
Except Manuel Cortés only ten men came out of hiding. The British journalist Manuel Cortes Ronald Fraser interviewed and published in 1972 book In Hiding. The life of Manuel Cortés appeared in German under the title In the hideout.