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Torremolinos, Spain

by WCC on June 11, 2012

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Torremolinos is a town in the Spanish region of Andalusia. It is one of 100 independent communities of the province of Malaga. The town of Torremolinos has 68,181 inhabitants (as of 1 January 2011) in an area of 20.17 km. This corresponds to 3380 inhabitants per km². The subdivided into three districts community thus has a very high population density. The sole official language is Spanish (Castilian).

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Torremolinos is located approximately 563 kilometers from the Spanish capital Madrid on the south coast of the Iberian Peninsula. 12 km southwest of Malaga on the Costa del Sol, the city extends between the foothills of the Sierra de Mijas (Sierra Llana) and the south-east coast of the western part of the Bay of Málaga. At a distance of 6 kilometers, between Malaga and Torremolinos, there is the airport of Málaga. Neighboring communities in the Southwest Benalmadena, in the northwest Alhaurin de la Torre and in the northern city of Málaga. The average height is 49 meters above sea level.

On 29 July 2008, shortly after midnight detonated under a pedestrian bridge to the beach promenade of Torremolinos near the hotel “Aloha Puerto,” a bomb that was used for the construction of about one kilogram of explosives. There was only slight damage. On the boardwalk at the time of the explosion were still many passers-by, but nobody was hurt by that. Only a teenage tourist was treated by paramedics for dizziness. The Spanish Interior Minister Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba made ​​after analysis of the explosive device, the Basque separatist group ETA responsible for the attack. A warning was not given.

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