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    Málaga ( / ˈmæləɡə / i MAL-ə-gə, Spanish: [ˈmalaɣa]) is a municipality of Spain, capital of the Province of Málaga, in the autonomous community of Andalusia. With a population of 578,460 in 2020, [4] it is the second-most populous city in Andalusia and the sixth most populous in the country.

  2. Málaga es una ciudad y municipio español, capital de la provincia homónima, situada en la comunidad autónoma de Andalucía.

    • Prehistory and Antiquity
    • Eight Centuries of Arab Rule
    • Early Modern Era
    • 19th Century
    • Twentieth Century
    • Cedistas and The Popular Front
    • Spanish Civil War
    • Málaga During The Dictatorship of Francisco Franco
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    The territory now occupied by the Province of Málaga has been inhabited since prehistoric times, as evidenced by the cave paintings of the Cueva de la Pileta (Cave of the Pool) in Benaoján, artefacts found at sites such as the Dolmen of Menga near Antequera and the Cueva del Tesoro (Treasure Cave) near Rincón de la Victoria, as well as the pottery,...

    The Chronicle of 754, covering the years 610 to 754, indicates the Arabs began disorganised raids and only undertook to conquer the peninsula with the fortuitous deaths of Roderic and much of the Visigothic nobility. They were probably killed at the Battle of Guadalete against an invading force of Muslim Arabs and Berbers under the command of Ṭāriq...

    The Mudéjars

    The word Mudéjar is a Medieval Spanish corruption of the Arabic word Mudajjan(مدجن), meaning "domesticated", in reference to the Muslims who submitted to the rule of the Christian monarchs. By this means many Islamic communities survived in the Málaga area after the Reconquista, protected by the capitulations they signed during the war. These covenants were feudal in nature: the Moors recognised the sovereignty of the Catholic Monarchs, surrendered their fortresses, delivered all Christian ca...

    16th–18th centuries

    In 1585, Philip II ordered a new survey of the port, and in 1588 commissioned the building of a new dam in the eastern part, along with repairs of the Coracha. In the next two centuries the port was expanded both to the east and west. Trade, dominated by foreign merchants, was the main source of wealth in Málaga of the 16th century, with wine and raisins as the principal commodity exports. The public works on the port as well as those on the Antequera and Velez roadways provided the necessary...

    The 19th century was a turbulent time of political, economic and social crisis in Málaga. Spanish involvement in the War of the Third Coalition opened up her merchant fleet to attacks by Royal Navy warships while the deadly 1803–1804 epidemic of Yellow Fever killed more than 26,000 people in Málaga alone. The city suffered the further ravages of th...

    The economic depression that gripped Málaga at the end of the 19th century continued during the first few years of the 20th century. Caciquism, government by local political bosses, prevailed in Andalucia. Monarchist parties dominated the political environment by turns, nevertheless the recession worsened. The depressed economy, social conflict and...

    Spanish politics was polarized to the left and the right throughout the 1930s. The left-wing favoured class struggle, land reform, autonomy to the regions and reduction in church and monarchist power. The right-wing groups, the largest of which was the Spanish Confederation of the Autonomous Right (CEDA), a right wing Roman Catholic coalition, held...

    On 17 July 1936, General Francisco Franco led the colonial army from Morocco to attack the mainland, while another force from the north under General Sanjurjo moved south from Navarre. Military units were also mobilised elsewhere to take over government institutions. Franco's move was intended to seize power immediately, but successful resistance b...

    During Franco's rule, Spain was officially neutral in World War II and remained largely economically and culturally isolated from the outside world. Under a right-wing military dictatorship, Spain saw its political parties banned, except for the official party, the Falange. The formation of labor unions and all dissident political activity was forb...

    The Metro in Málaga began with proposals in the late '90s to create a light rail network to relieve the problem of traffic congestion in the city. In 2001, the Ministry of Public Works and Transport commissioned a study based on suggestions in the Intermodal Transport Plan, which had initially proposed four lines. The first two lines are still unde...

    Richard Ford (1855). "Malaga.". A Handbook for Travellers in Spain (3rd ed.). London: J. Murray. OCLC 2145740.
    John Lomas, ed. (1889). "Malaga.". O'Shea's Guide to Spain and Portugal(8th ed.). Edinburgh: Adam & Charles Black.
    "Malaga". Spain and Portugal (3rd. ed.). Leipzig: Karl Baedeker. 1908. OCLC 1581249.
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  4. Malaga (Spanish: Málaga) is a Spanish city in Andalusia, Spain on the Mediterranean coast. The city has 560,000 people. There are more than 1,000,000 people in the surrounding area. It is the second biggest city in Andalusia after Sevilla, and the sixth biggest in Spain. The 20th century artist Pablo Picasso was born in Málaga.

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  5. Sep 1, 2023 · Málaga, port city, capital of Málaga provincia (province), in the comunidad autónoma (autonomous community) of Andalusia, southern Spain. The city lies along a wide bay of the Mediterranean Sea at the mouth of the Guadalmedina River in the centre of the Costa del Sol.

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  6. Málaga is a city of 570,000 people (2018) in the southern Spanish region of Andalucia, and capital of the Málaga Province. The largest city on the Costa del Sol, Málaga has a typical Mediterranean climate and is also known as the birthplace of the artist Picasso. The city offers beaches, hiking, architectural sites, art museums, and ...

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