Mlaga is a city and a municipality in the Autonomous Community of Andalusia, Spain. With a population of 568,507 in 2010, it is the second most populous city of Andalusia and the sixth largest in Spain. The southernmost large city in Europe, it lies on the Costa del Sol (Coast of the Sun) of the Mediterranean, about 100 km (62.14 mi) east of the Strait of Gibraltar and about 130 km (80.78 mi) north of Africa. Mlaga enjoys a subtropicalmediterranean climate. It has one of the warmest winters in Europe, with average temperatures of 17 C (62.6 F) during the day and 78 C (4546 F) at night in the period from December through February. The summer season lasts about eight months, from April through November, although in the remaining four months temperatures sometimes reach around 20 C (68.0 F). Mlaga's history spans about 2,800 years, making it one of the oldest cities in the world.
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