main_axarquiaThe Axarquia region sits to the East of Malaga in Andalucia. It’s area takes in numerous and beautiful white villages or ‘pueblo blancos’ as well as coastline towns.

The towns and villages of the Axarquia area are shown in this Map and include; Moclinejo, Rincon de la Victoria, Comares, Colmenar, Periana, Benamargosa, Triana, Vinuela, Iznate, Canillas de Aceituno, Salares, Sedella, Canillas de Albaida, Arenas, Sayalonga, Archez, Competa, Velez Malaga, Nerja, Frigiliana, Torrox and Torre del Mar.

The Axarquia’s coastal towns of Rincon de la Victoria, Torre del Mar, Torrox Costa and Nerja collectively make up the Costa del Sol Oriental and the natives of the region are called axárquicos.

The ‘capital’ of the Axarquia is Velez-Malaga which remains a very ‘Spanish’ town and has a population of 75,000. Whereas, the population of Malaga City itself is over half a million (566,913 in 2014).

Geographical Breakdown of Spain

Spain consists of 17 autonomous communities of which Andalucia is one. It has the highest population of all the communities and is also the second largest in geographical terms (it’s area represents 17.2% of Spain!).

The region of Andalucia is then divided into 8 Provinces, which are; Huelva, Sevilla, Jaen, Cadiz, Granada, Cordoba, Almeria and Malaga.

The comarca of Axarquia in Andalucia

The comarca of Axarquia in Andalucia

Each province is further divided into ‘comarcas‘. The province of Malaga is divided into 6 comarcas of which the Axarquia is one. This map shows the position of the Axarquia in the context of Andalucia and indeed the whole of Spain.