Málaga

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numerous commercial

: faostat.fao.org site 567 DesktopDefault.aspx?PageID 567 title Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations publisher Faostat.fao.org date 2012-02-23 accessdate 2012-03-17 In Turkey, most of the production comes from the Datça Peninsula. In Spain, numerous commercial cultivars of sweet almond are produced, most notably the Jordan almond (imported from Málaga) and the Valencia (Valencia (city in Spain)) almond. Dmoz:Regional Europe Spain Autonomous Communities Andalucia Malaga Malaga Commons:Category:Málaga Wikipedia:Málaga


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, Spain death_date '''Pepe Romero''' (born March 8, 1944 in Málaga, Spain) is a world-renowned classical (classical guitar) and flamenco guitarist. He is particularly famous for his outstanding technique and colorful musical interpretations on the instrument. DATE OF BIRTH March 8, 1944 PLACE OF BIRTH Málaga, Spain DATE OF DEATH At first centred on Málaga in the south, and using typical Islamic decoration, by the 15th


green rock

in controlled areas known as "botellodromos" in the city center, before going into the clubs: *Metropol, Cosa Nostra, Vaticano, Andén (big busy Latin club) *Velvet Club (aka Sonic, plays metal, hardcore, punk) not open Sundays *Nyx, Urbano, Village Green (Rock, Indie, etc.). *White, Abyssinia, Bar El Sound (Rap, Hip Hop, R&B) *Paradise Punto G, Warhol (gay) *ChillHouse ( house-dance music) * There are several nice Moroccan-style '''tea houses''' in town, serving an amazing variety


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Picasso Airport # - present - '''Antequera''' is a city and municipality in the province of Málaga, part of the Spanish (Spain) autonomous community (autonomous communities of Spain) of Andalusia. It is known as "the heart of Andalusia" (''el corazón de Andalucía'') because of its central location among Málaga, Granada, Córdoba (Córdoba, Spain), and Seville. It is noted for two large Bronze Age


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"Málaga Festivals" Dmoz:Regional Europe Spain Autonomous Communities Andalucia Malaga Malaga Commons:Category:Málaga Wikipedia:Málaga


largest production

century the largest production was around Valencia (Valencia, Spain), which had long been reconquered (Reconquista) by the Kingdom of Aragon. Wares from Manises and other Valencian towns were mainly for the Christian market, and exported very widely. Andalucia The earliest major centre of fine pottery in Al-Andaluz was Málaga in southern Spain. This is the major centre whose best-known wares were produced in a Muslim kingdom, as opposed to by a workforce presumed


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centuries. Processions start on Palm Sunday and continue until Easter Sunday. Images depicting scenes from the Passion are displayed on huge ornate ''tronos'' (floats or thrones), some weighing more than 5,000 kilos and carried by more than 250 members of the fraternity of ''Nuestra Señora de la Esperanza''. These ''tronos'' highlight the processions that go through the streets led by penitents dressed in long purple robes, often with pointed hats, followed by women in black carrying candles

; and they are carried through the streets by penitents dressed in long purple robes, often with pointed hats, followed by women in black carrying candles for up to 11 hours. These pasos and tronos are physically carried on the necks of ''costaleros'' (literally "sack men", because of the ''costal'', a sack-like cloth that they wear over their neck, to soften the burden) or "braceros" (this name is popular in Leon), and can weigh up to five metric tonnes. The pasos are set up and maintained by ''hermandades'' and ''cofradías'', religious brotherhoods that are common to a specific area of the city, whose precede the paso dressed in Roman military costumes or penitential robes. Those members who wish to do so wear these penitential robes with conical hats, or ''capirotes'', used to conceal the face of the wearer. These "Nazarenos" or "Papones" (this word it´s typical from Leon) carry processional candles, may walk the city streets barefoot, and may carry shackles and chains in their feet as penance. A brass band, marching band, a drum and bugle band, or in Málaga's case a military band (such as that of the Spanish Legion or other military units) may accompany the group, playing funeral marches, religious hymns or "marchas" written for the occasion. thumb alt high grey bare cliffs behind a meadow Cliffs with nearby alpine pasture provide nesting sites. (File:Picos393.JPG) The Alpine Chough breeds in mountains from Spain eastwards through southern Europe and the Alps across Central Asia and the Himalayas to western China. There are also populations in Morocco, Corsica and Crete. It is a non-migratory resident (bird migration) throughout its range, although Moroccan birds have established a small colony near Málaga in southern Spain, and wanderers have reached Czechoslovakia, Gibraltar, Hungary and Cyprus. On 23 August 2007, Norwegian announced that it would initiate scheduled operations from 18 February 2008 at the new Moss Airport, Rygge south of Oslo, Aftenposten: Norwegian Air plans new southeast hub with the military airport also opening for commercial traffic and located at about the same distance from Oslo as Gardermoen. Norwegian's initial 14 scheduled routes from Rygge were Alicante, Athens, Barcelona, Belgrade, Bergen, Budapest, Istanbul, London, Málaga, Marrakech, Palanga Klaipeda (Palanga International Airport), Szczecin, Valencia (Valencia, Spain) and Warsaw. Norwegian claims flights from Rygge will generally be cheaper than those from Gardermoen. Aftenposten: Rygge success for Norwegian (Norwegian) In February 2008 Norwegian announced their first destination outside Europe, non-stop to Dubai from Oslo-Gardermoen and Stockholm-Arlanda. In 2000, Sterling started with regular air services to Málaga and Alicante, to compensate for the diminishing charter travel business. More routes were added in 2001, when it was also decided that Sterling should leave the charter industry and become a fully fledged low-fare airline. During 2002, Sterling opened 21 new routes, primarily between Scandinavia and Southern Europe, but also routes from Copenhagen to Oslo and Stockholm. **Lanzarote – Lanzarote Airport ''seasonal'' **Málaga – Málaga Airport **Tenerife – Tenerife South Airport ''seasonal'' In spring 1985, the CAA awarded Monarch Airlines licences to begin scheduled services to Málaga, Minorca and Tenerife. This enabled the airline to launch its first-ever scheduled service from Luton to Minorca on 5 July 1986, under the brand name ''Monarch Crown Service''. Inter-war period Soon after being assigned to Cruiser Division 8 (CruDiv8), Atlantic Fleet (United States Fleet Forces Command), ''Quincy'' was ordered to Mediterranean waters on 20 July 1936, to protect American interests in Spain during the height of the Spanish Civil War. ''Quincy'' passed through the Straits of Gibraltar on 26 July and arrived at Málaga, Spain on 27 July to assume her duties. While in Spanish waters, she operated with an international rescue fleet that included Dmoz:Regional Europe Spain Autonomous Communities Andalucia Malaga Malaga Commons:Category:Málaga Wikipedia:Málaga


incredible view

and the counterpart to the Alcazaba, the Castillo sits on a larger hill behind the Alcazaba and offers an incredible view of the city and neighboring suburbs from the ramparts that encircle the castillo. Within the fortress is a set of gardens and some displays, including an exhibit on the various military forces to have occupied the fort. Between the Castillo and the Alcazaba, visit the Alcazaba if you only have time for one, as the Castillo requires a hefty hike or a bus ride up the mountain. thumb right 250px Looking up at the tower of Málaga cathedral (File:Malaga Cathedral Tower 3rdJuly 2007.JPG) * Dmoz:Regional Europe Spain Autonomous Communities Andalucia Malaga Malaga Commons:Category:Málaga Wikipedia:Málaga


depicting scenes

centuries. Processions start on Palm Sunday and continue until Easter Sunday. Images depicting scenes from the Passion are displayed on huge ornate ''tronos'' (floats or thrones), some weighing more than 5,000 kilos and carried by more than 250 members of the fraternity of ''Nuestra Señora de la Esperanza''. These ''tronos'' highlight the processions that go through the streets led by penitents dressed in long purple robes, often with pointed hats, followed by women in black carrying candles. Drums and trumpets play music and occasionally someone spontaneously sings a mournful saeta dedicated to the floats as they make their way slowly round the streets. thumb 200px left Feria de Agosto August Málaga Fair (File:Feria de Málaga.jpg) Some Holy Week ''tronos'' are so huge that they must be housed in places outside the churches, as they are taller than the entrance doors. There are also military parades of soldiers playing processional band marches or singing their anthems along the route. During the celebration of the ''Feria de Málaga'' in August, the streets are transformed into traditional symbols of Spanish culture and history, with sweet wine, tapas, and live flamenco shows. The day events consist of dancing, live music (like Flamenco or ''Verdiales'', traditional music from Málaga) and bullfights at ''La Malagueta'', while the night fair is moved to the Recinto Ferial, consisting of restaurants, clubs, and an entire fair ground with rides and games. The Málaga Film Festival (''Festival de Málaga Cine Español (FMCE)'') is the most important festival in the world that is dedicated exclusively to films produced in Spain. It is held annually during a week in April. Religion Most of the population of Málaga professes Roman Catholicism (Roman Catholicism in Spain) as its religion.Protestants (Protestantism in Spain) also have a presence in Málaga: one of seven congregations of the Reformed Churches in Spain is based in the city and is the only one that permits paedocommunion, while The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is growing. Islam is represented by a growing number of immigrants and a mosque, while the Jewish community (Judaism in Spain) (primarily Sephardi) is represented by its synagogue and the Jewish Association. Sports thumb 220px Estadio La Rosaleda La Rosaleda (File:Estado de la Rosaleda (Málaga C.F.).jpg) stadium. Málaga CF vs Real Madrid C.F. in October 2010 Málaga is home to three major professional sports teams. These include: * Málaga CF – football club plays in Primera División (La Liga). Honours: UEFA Intertoto Cup: 2002, UEFA Cup: 2003 (Quarter-finals), UEFA Champions League: 2013 (Quarter-finals). * CB Málaga (Club Baloncesto Málaga) – basketball club plays in ACB League (Liga ACB). Honours: Spanish Championship: 2006, runner-up: 1995, 2002; Spanish Cup (Copa del Rey de Baloncesto): 2005, runner-up: 2009; Spanish Super-Cup (Supercopa de España de Baloncesto): runner-up: 2006; Korać Cup: 2001, runner-up: 2000; Euroleague: third place: 2007 * CD El Palo - football club plays in third level of Spanish football: Segunda Division B * Club Atlético Málaga – women's football club plays in Superliga Femenina, Honours: Spain Cup: 1998, runner-up: 1997; Spain Supercup: 1999 The city has four large sports facilities: * Estadio La Rosaleda – football stadium, with a capacity of 30,044. One of the arenas of Primera División (La Liga) (for Málaga CF) and 1982 FIFA World Cup. Final of UEFA Intertoto Cup 2002. * Jose Maria Martin Carpena Arena – sports arena, with a capacity of max 14,000. It is home of CB Málaga and arena of Spanish Cup (Copa del Rey de Baloncesto) 2001, 2007; Spanish Super-Cup (Supercopa de España de Baloncesto) 2004, 2006; NBA Europe Live Tour 2007; * Estadio de Atletismo Ciudad de Málaga (:es:Estadio de Atletismo Ciudad de Málaga) – athletics stadium with a capacity of 7,500. Place where the European Cup (European Cup (athletics)) 2006 was celebrated; 2006 Vuelta a España; Spain Athletics Championships 2005 and 2011; * Centro Acuático de Málaga (:es:Centro Acuático de Málaga) (Málaga Aquatic Centre) – water arena, with a capacity of 17,000. Arena of European Water Polo Championship 2008. In city and neighbourhood, you can engage in many sports, for example: surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, swimming (Swimming (sport)), diving, skydiving, paragliding, running, cycling, rowing (rowing (sport)), tennis and golf. 220px thumb left ''La Malagueta'' beach (File:Malaguetabeach.jpg) Tourism 185px thumb Strachan Street in downtown (File:CalleMarinGarciaMalaga.jpg) The city is an important tourist destination, known as "the capital of the Costa del Sol". Tourists usually visit the birthplace of Pablo Picasso and the Museo Picasso Málaga, the Carmen Thyssen Museum, the old town or the beaches. The Málaga harbour is also the second busiest cruise port of the Iberian Peninsula. A popular walk leads up the hill to the Gibralfaro castle (a Parador), offering panoramic views over the city. The castle is next to the Alcazaba, the old Muslim palace, which in turn is next to the inner city of Málaga. Other nearby attractions are the Roman Theatre, the old Jewish quarter, the Cathedral, and the Church of Santiago in mudéjar style. A popular walk follows the ''Paseo del Parque'' (a promenade that runs alongside a grand park with many palm trees and statues) to the harbour, ending in ''Calle Larios'', the main commercial street of the city. There is also a curious museum, the Museum of the Holy Week, which includes an impressive display of Baroque ecclesiastical items. Other events The ''Fiesta Mayor de Verdiales'' takes place every year on 28 December during which Spain's April Fool Day is celebrated. Dmoz:Regional Europe Spain Autonomous Communities Andalucia Malaga Malaga Commons:Category:Málaga Wikipedia:Málaga

Málaga

'''Málaga''' ( north of Africa.

Málaga enjoys a subtropical–mediterranean (Mediterranean climate) climate. It has one of the warmest winters in Europe, with average temperatures of .

Málaga's history spans about 2,800 years, making it one of the oldest cities in the world (List of cities by time of continuous habitation). It was founded by the Phoenicians as ''Malaka'' about 770 BC, and from the 6th century BC was under the hegemony of Ancient Carthage. Then from 218 BC it was ruled by the Roman Republic and later the Roman Empire as ''Malaca'' (Latin). After the fall of the empire it was under Islamic domination as ''Mālaqah'' ('''مالقة''') for 800 years, but in 1487 it again came under Christian rule in the Reconquista. The archaeological remains and monuments from the Phoenician, Roman, Arabic and Christian eras make the historic center of the city an "open museum", displaying its rich history of more than 3,000 years.

This important cultural infrastructure and the rich artistic heritage have culminated in the nomination of Málaga as a candidate for the 2016 European Capital of Culture.

The internationally acclaimed painter and sculptor Pablo Picasso, Hebrew poet and Jewish philosopher Solomon Ibn Gabirol and actor Antonio Banderas were born in Málaga. The magnum opus of Cuban composer Ernesto Lecuona, "Malagueña (Malagueña (song))", is named for the music of this region of Spain.

The most important business sectors in Málaga are tourism, construction and technology services, but other sectors such as transportation and logistics are beginning to expand. The Andalusia Technology Park (PTA) (Andalusia Technology Park), located in Málaga, has enjoyed significant growth since its inauguration in 1992. Málaga is the main economic and financial centre of southern Spain, home of the region (Andalusia)'s largest bank, Unicaja, and the fourth-ranking city in economic activity in Spain (Economy of Spain) behind Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia (Valencia, Spain). url http: www.anuarieco.lacaixa.comunicacions.com java X?cgi caixa.le_menuGeneral.pattern title LaCaixa Bank economic report, 2011 (spanish)

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