Region Valle del Guadalorce

The Guadalhorce Valley is one of the nine regions of the province of Málaga (Andalusia, Spain) and is formed by 8 municipalities, in a natural environment formed by the River Guadalhorce. This valley is characterized by its fertility and the cultivation of vegetables, fruit and citrus, also known as the garden of Málaga. Although the urban expansion of the metropolitan area of Málaga is currently focused on that area, due to its proximity and good communication with the provincial capital. The region is currently very popular with foreigners, who are going to settle in the province of Málaga because it is close to the city of Malaga and the rents are still acceptable.

Demographic characteristics

The “Instituto de Estadística y Cartografía de Andalucía” annually determines the number of inhabitants. Here the figures are taken from the municipal registrations. We looked at the country of birth of the people who were registered with a municipality in the Valle del Guadalorce region in 2017.

The figures show the following: a total of 17,372 foreigners lived in the Valle del Guadalorce region in 2017, which was 12.92% of the population. Of these, 11,762 were European, 8,46% of the total population in the Valle del Guadalorce region. The largest groups of foreigners were: English (5,877), American (3,140), Africans (2,596) and Moroccans (2,343). The largest groups of Europeans are after the English, the Romanians (1.449), Germans (960) and French (654). At least according to statistics, many Europeans are not registered with the municipality.

The majority of Europeans live in:

  • Alhaurín el Grande: 4,379 people corresponding to 17.71% of the population. The largest group are the English with 2,782 people.
  • Coín: 2,361 persons corresponding to 10.95% of the population. The largest group is the English with 1,306 people.
  • Alhaurín de la Torre: 2,217 people corresponding to 5.66% of the population. The largest group are the English with 584 people and is also very popular with Americans 1.242 people
  • Cártama: 1,195 people corresponding to 4.72% of the population. The largest group are the English with 415 people and is also popular with Americans 481 people.

Even when we look at the number of foreigners as a percentage of the total number of inhabitants, practically the same names appear.

Accesibility Valle del Guadalorce

Málaga-Costa del Sol aeropuerto: this airport is located just outside the city of Malaga. The distance from Coín is 29 km (30 minutes)There are a total of 110 destinations, including Belfast, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Cork, Doncaster, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Leeds/Bradfort, Liverpool,  London, Manchester, New Castle, Shannon, Southend Sen. Click here for all destinations.

Train: the oldest and most important connection for the local economy and the extension of Valle del Guadalhorce is the railway that transports goods and passengers from stations such as Sevilla, Cordoba and Madrid via Álora to Malaga with stops in Pizarra and Cártama. Currently it is one of the busiest lines in Spain where dozens of trains pass daily, including the high-speed train AVE.

Highways: the A-357 Campillos Malaga, also known as the Guadalhorce motorway, connects the region with Málaga.

The local road A-366 and later A-404, also known as the “Carretera de Coín”, connects Churriana with Coin, and Alhaurin el Grande and Alhaurin de la Torre with the A-7 motorway. On the latter route and also the exits to Alhuarin de la Torre there are often traffic jams.

Bus: of the eight municipalities that make up this region, six of them (Alhaurín de la Torre, Alhaurín el Grande, Almogía, Alora, Cártama and Pizarra) are integrated into the Metropolitan Transport Consortium of Málaga. These municipalities are connected by various intercity and urban bus routes, which can be consulted on the following link.

The climate of Valle del Guadlaorce

The climate in Coín is warm and temperate. In winter there is much more rain than in summer. According to Köppen and Geiger, this climate is classified as Csa. The average annual temperature is 17.6 ° C. The average rainfall is 601 mm. The driest month is July, with 1 mm of rain and November of 101 mm, which is the month of the highest rainfall of the year. August is the hottest month of the year with averages of 24.9 ° C. The coldest month of the year is January with 11.5 ° C. There is a difference of 100 mm precipitation between the driest and wettest months. The variation in temperatures throughout the year is 13.4 ° C.

The nature in Valle del Guadalorce

  1. Barranco Cañas (Alhaurín el Grande)
  2. Fuente del Acebuche (Alhaurín el Grande)
  3. Caserío de Monterroso (Almogía)
  4. Subida al Santi Petri (Almogía)
  5. El Chorro (Álora)
  6. Monte Hacho (Álora)
  7. Los Espartales (Cártama)
  8. Junta de los ríos (Cártama)
  9. Cerro Gordo (Coín)
  10. Sierra Blanca-Matagallar (Coín)
  11. Los Llanos-Valdeperales (Coín)
  12. Subida al Santo (Pizarra)
  13. Gibralmora (Pizarra)
  14. La Charcuela (Pizarra)
  15. La Capilla (Valle de Abdalajís)
  16. Del Nacimiento a las Pedreras (Valle de Abdalajís)

The villages in the region Valle del Guadalorce

The region is made up of eight municipalities: Alhaurín de la Torre, Alhaurín el Grande, Almogía, Alora, Cártama, Coín, Pizarra and Valle de Abdalajís. Below an overview of all villages in the Valle del Guadalorce region. Click on the photo for more information and to view pictures of each village we have visited.

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