Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Transcripts - Nationalities ppw
NATIONALITIES IN MÁLAGA
Málaga has been influenced by many cultures, from Europe and from other countries in the
world. This is because Málaga is a good place to have a second home and many foreigners come
here looking for a job or for have fun because of its great climate.
Malaga is an exchange of cultures where German, English, Finnish, Chinese, Japanese, South
American, Moroccan and many more cultures live. Many tourists are attracted by the climate,
food and people, and that makes many decide to stay here to live. Málaga also offers extensive
activities and customs that foreigners who visit us really like to see, for example the Village's fair.
One of themore numerous cultures is the British with the 4.48 % of the province. Attracted
by the climate, gastronomy, for employment opportunities or the tranquility of its developments,
foreign residents in the province are 28% of the total population of Málaga. But most of the
267,824 foreigners that live in the province have British and Moroccan nationality. They residein
the province of Mijas, Benalmádena ,Fuengirola and Estepona too. Some have their business here
and participate in the village activities. They usually set in Málaga their first or second home
especially when they retire in their countries.
In Málaga, English have their own cemetery. The oldest Christian cemetery of Spain. It was
built in 1831 on land donated by the Governor to the British Consul in Malaga. The cemetery has
beensince 1891 of the home Anglican Church of St. George under the authority of the European
Diocese of Europe. The cementery is in the center of Malaga. Is the final resting place of many
personalities of the English comunity, Spanish communities, and other nationalities, established
or passing through Andalucia and particularly in Costa del Sol.
Other community is the German. Approximately the 1.03 % of them live in the province. For
decades German have settled in Marbella, specially in Costabella and El Rosario, where mostly
lives. In La Mairena is the German School John Hoffmann. The Germans have built a life in towns
like these, where every year more people come, generally with a high purchasing power. They
consider Malaga like a comfortable setting where they search to establish their second home
with a quality service and they're willing to pay for it. Besides the sun and sand, seeking sports
and culture and they visit to cities like Seville, Granada and Cordoba.
They're around 20.000 and they live mainly in Torrox, Marbella or Estepona.
Málaga for them is a great city where they are offered a great break and this is why German and
other nationalities choose Costa del Sol.
Finnish are the 0.41 % of the province. This community has 5,000 residents in Malaga which a
high percentage learns Spanish. It started in the 70s with the first tourists. In Fuengirola, in the
middle of developments, there is a huge group of Finnish. Most neighbors are retirees who come
in the fall, but in May they return to their country that presents a less hot weather and their
children and grandchildren occupy these houses to go to the beach and have fun.
There Finnish establishments Lääkäri as medical consultation and a lot of restaurants.
This community has its own school where each year more Finnish study. In Fuengirola, we can
find the biggest comunity of finnish in the world, it's name is ''Los Pacos''. In this community, they
have their own bookshop and other shops.
Other numerous community is the Russian. They represent the 0,23% of the province. In Málaga
3,703 Russian citizens are registered.
One of the sectors that has benefited because of the Russian population has been the real estate.
Russian clients want all the comforts and invest large amounts in them ,such as swimming pools,
saunas ... Many Russians set their second home after visiting Málaga. Families often insettle in
Málaga and take their children to international schools from the coast.
Currently, about 1,200 Russians are counted in Marbella. Also, we find the Russian Association
Andalucía born with the idea of helping the integration of the Community.
The Russian community in the Costa del Sol want to make the largest Russian Orthodox Church of
Spain in Marbella (Málaga).
Italian Community . They're the 0.73 % of the province. We have common roots so it is easier for
them to adapt to our city and see it as a striking destination to live. We also share the same
religion and their cuisine is really appreciated in Spain. Therefore, it is not uncommon to see
them in their own pizzerias and ice-cream shop mostly, places very frequently visited by Spanish.
The atmosphere of Málaga attracts Italians for the family atmosphere and the friendliness of the
The Muslim community in Malagais formed by 50,000 people. They're the 2.12 % of the province.
With the Muslim occupation, and especially during the nazarí era, they have strengthened the
organization and humanization of Malaga territory.
They have a lot of stores where they offer products from their countries for example they have
butcher shops where they sell couscous, moorish spices or typical sweets from their hometowns.
There are mosques in the capital in Marbella , Benalmádena ,Torre del Mar, Torremolinos and
The main mosque is located in Málaga and has a minaret tower 25 meters high. This is a city
location for Muslim worship and other services popular with the Muslim Community, this
mosque is thronged by Muslims during auspicious days apart from days of daily prayer.
Two other communities are Chinese and Japanese. Japanese often come to Málaga looking for a
quiet atmosphere to spend their years after retirement, young Japanese entrepreneurs or those
who just have found love and have decided to stay here, having mixed descendants. Most
Japanese tend to live in the capital, although many live in Alora and Fuengirola. Also, to have lots
of young mixed race population in Malaga make they can adapt both cultures perfectly. Young
people often work in engineering or open their own family Japanese restaurant.
Chinese citizens are the most enterprising foreign community in the province of Malaga and is
sixth among the most numerous groups.
This is due to the discipline and spirit of sacrifice of this community.
The retail and hospitality sectors were where
they started their activity, highlighting the
Chinese restaurants and shops around a
hundred chaired by textile products with very
affordable prices. Today we also find bars and
cafes, bakeries and greengrocers .