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Fuengirola
From:衡阳新闻网 | Date Add in:2017-11-25 16:48:28 [A  A]

 

   Fuengirola, in ancient times known as Suel and then Suhayl, is a large town and municipality on the Costa del Solin the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. It is located on the central coast of the province and integrated into the region of the Costa del Sol and the Commonwealth of Municipalities of the Costa del Sol Occidental.


  It is a major tourist resort, with more than 8 km of beaches and a mediaeval 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
uengirola now offers all the facilities to be expected of a major tourist centre - hotels, restaurants, bars, clubs, discothques, semi-legal sex trade, sports clubs, a yacht harbor, and broad beaches along a promenade extending east and west from the town, which includes smaller adjacent villages. Of the approximately 72,000 inhabitants registered in the municipality, 25% come from other countries, mainly European (England, Ireland, Scotland, Finland and Sweden, among others), and also from Morocco and Argentina. In the summer especially, the town plays host to throngs of visitors both Spanish and foreign, but in particular British. The English community in particular is large enough to support a fully developed program of activities and local groups.

  Although Fuengirola is a comparatively developed resort, it does also have a number of historical sites and open parks. The old port is still used by the local Spanish fisherman. The Arab castle of Suhayl, or Sohail, remained an abandoned ruin until renovations began in 1995. In 2000 the interior of the castle was completely renovated and the Sohail castle begun to host festivals and concerts throughout the summer. Additional landscaping was completed in 2002 and the castle is now one of the highlights of Fuengirola`s cultural and historical scene.

  The town is largely urban in character, with many high-rise blocks of flats - many towards the seafront - although some narrow streets can be found with many low-rise villas. Considerable commercial development is underway further inland, towards to the north of the town, with the recent construction of a large shopping centre and Retail Park and ongoing development of housing areas.

  The council continues to improve facilities for the young people of the town. In 2010 Fuengirola opened a 50m Olympic-sized swimming pool. Their latest project opened at the beginning of 2010 - a brand new purpose-built skateboard, roller blade and Bike Park complete with graffiti wall.

  Fuengirola was twinned with Hengyang City in September 1999. 

FRelevant links:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuengirola


 

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