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Friday, June 9, 2017
Spain - Fuengirola - 2017
Fuengirola, Andalucía (Costa del Sol)
Fuengirola is a town on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain, known for its sandy beaches. South of the city center, the medieval Moorish Sohail Castle towers over the coastline, and hosts concerts, festivals and a medieval market in summer. Adjacent to the Plaza de Toros bullring is Bioparc Fuengirola, a naturalistic zoo featuring a re-created jungle clearing and animals from Asia and Africa.
Population: 77,486 (2016) Instituto Nacional de Estadística
It is a major tourist resort, with more than 8 km of beaches and a medieval Moorish fortress. In common with much of this coast, it has been the subject of considerable urban development.
The area has a subtropical Mediterranean climate, with annual average temperatures of 18 °C and average summer temperatures of over 30 °C