Fuengirola now has the fourth largest population in the province of Malaga

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The number of residents registered in the Costa del Sol town has now passed 80,000 for the first time.

Despite a lack of space remaining for development, Fuengirola has seen its population grow again this year. Passing the 80,000 mark for the first time, (with 82,000 people on the population census), Fuengirola is now the fourth largest municipality in the province – in terms of population – after Malaga city, Marbella and Mijas.


This was revealed by mayor Ana Mula this week, who said that this was a result of the good work of the town hall. In her opinion more and more people are choosing to live in Fuengirola because they are attracted “by the quality of life and the multiple possibilities it offers”.

As Mula explained, throughout 2020, according to figures from the National Institute of Statistics, the number of residents registered in the town grew by 3.15 per cent compared to 2019 (the biggest rise in all of Andalucía). “Fuengirola is one of the most important towns, with the biggest future in Andalucía. That’s not just my opinion, it’s a fact. And the data proves it. Year after year we’ve had an increase in population,” she said.

Mula repeated that quality of life on offer was the main factor for people to choose the town for their new home, their second residence or to enjoy their retirement.

Source: SUR in English, January 2021.

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