The Costa del Sol (English: Sun Coast or, more literally, Coast of the Sun) is a region in the south of Spain, in the autonomous community of Andalusia, comprising the coastal towns and communities along the Mediterranean coastline of the Málaga province and the eastern edge of the Cádiz province. English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States Spain () or the Kingdom of Spain (Reino de España is a country located mostly in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. An autonomous community is a first-level political division of the Kingdom of Spain, established in accordance with the Spanish Constitution. Andalusia (Andalucía is an autonomous community of Spain. It is the most populous and the second largest in terms of land area The Province of Málaga ( Spanish Provincia de Málaga) is located on the southern coast of Spain, in the Autonomous Community of Andalusia Cádiz is a province of southern Spain, in the southwestern part of the autonomous community of Andalusia, the southernmost part of continental The name translates as "Sunny Coast" or "Sunshine Coast" in English. English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States Formerly made up only of a series of small, quiet fishing settlements, the region has been completely transformed during the latter part of the 20th century into a tourist destination of world renown, with a near-continuous urban agglomeration of high-rise settlements and resorts running along the length of the coastline. A tourist destination is a city town or other area that is dependent to a significant extent on the revenues accruing from Tourism. In the study of human settlements an agglomeration is an extended City or Town area comprising the built-up area of a central place ( usually a Municipality
It includes the city of Málaga,and the towns of Torremolinos, Benalmádena, Fuengirola, Mijas, Marbella and Puerto Banús which are also the wealthiest towns, San Pedro de Alcántara, Vélez-Málaga, Nerja, Torrox, Estepona, San Luis de Sabinillas, the community of Sotogrande, San Roque and La Línea de la Concepción. Torremolinos is a Tourism -oriented city and Municipality on the Costa del Sol of the Mediterranean, immediately to the westof the city Benalmádena is a town and Municipality in the province of Málaga, part of the autonomous community of Andalucía in southern Spain Fuengirola, in ancient times known as Suel and then Suhayl, is a large town and Municipality on the Costa del Sol in the province of Mijas is a town and Municipality in the province of Málaga, in Andalusia, southern Spain. Marbella is a city in Andalusia, Spain, by the Mediterranean, situated in the province of Málaga, beneath La Concha. Puerto José Banús, more commonly known as Puerto Banús is a Marina in Marbella, Spain on the Costa del Sol. San Pedro de Alcántara ( St Peter of Alcántara) (pop approx 26500 lies on the main Costa del Sol coastal road the N340 /A7 as well as the new toll Vélez-Málaga is a Municipality and the capital of the Axarquía district in the province of Málaga, in the Spanish autonomous community Nerja is a Tourism -oriented town on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga, which lies in one of Spain 's 17 autonomous regions Andalucía Torrox is a municipality in the Malaga province in Andalusia, Spain. Estepona is a town and Municipality in the region of the Costa del Sol, southern Spain. Sotogrande is the largest Resort and privately owned residential development in Andalusia. La Línea de la Concepción (more often referred to as La Línea) is a town in Spain, in the province of Cádiz in Andalucia.
Settlement in the region dates back to the Bronze Age, and it has been colonised and ruled by many cultures such as the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans, Vandals, Visigoths and Moors, before the Reconquista. The term Bronze Age refers to a period in human cultural development when the most advanced Metalworking (at least in systematic and widespread use included techniques for Phoenicia ( Phoenician: Phoenician nunsvg|12px|נ]]Phoenician nun Carthage (Καρχηδών Karkhēdōn, Carthago from the Phoenician קרת חדשת phn-Latn Qart-ḥadašt meaning new town) refers Ancient Rome was a Civilization that grew out of a small agricultural community founded on the Italian Peninsula as early as the 10th century BC The Visigoths (Visigothi, Wisigothi, Vesi, Visi, Wesi, or Wisi were one of two main branches of the Goths, an East The description Moors has referred to several historic and modern populations of Muslim (and earlier non-Muslim people of Berber and Arab descent The Reconquista (a Spanish and Portuguese word for "Reconquest" Arabic: الاسترداد, "Recapturing" was a period
Historically its population lived in the fishing villages, and in the "white" villages a little distance inland, in the mountains running down to the coast. The area was discovered and developed to meet the demands of international tourism in the 1950s and has since been a popular destination for foreign tourists not only for its beaches but also for its local culture. Tourism is Travel for Recreational or Leisure purposes The World Tourism Organization defines tourists as people who "travel The 1950s Decade refers to the years of 1950 to 1959 inclusive The area is particularly famous for its towns like Marbella, which provides the Costa del Sol with its reputation for being a playground for its super-rich and famous visitors. Marbella is a city in Andalusia, Spain, by the Mediterranean, situated in the province of Málaga, beneath La Concha.
During the late 1970s and 1980s, the region became known as the "Costa del Crime", due to the trend for British gangsters to escape from legal trouble at home by moving there to live their lives in luxury. This article is about the Decade 1970-1979 For the Year 1970 see 1970. The 1980s was the decade spanning from January 1 1980 to December 31 1989. For other uses see Gangsta. A gangster is a criminal who is or at some point almost invariably becomes a member of a persistent violent Due to tense relations between the two nations over Gibraltar, extradition between the two countries was not followed. Gibraltar (dʒɨˈbrɒltər is a British overseas territory located near the southernmost tip of the Iberian Peninsula overlooking the Strait of Gibraltar Extradition is the official process by which one nation or state requests and obtains from another nation or state the surrender of a suspected or convicted criminal This phenomenon has been alluded to in television shows such as Auf Wiedersehen, Pet and in the more recent film The Business. Auf Wiedersehen Pet was a popular British comedy-drama series about a group of seven British migrant construction workers Wayne, Dennis, 
In recent years the Costa Del Sol has become known to golf enthusiasts as the "Costa Del Golf" due to the number of high quality golf courses, more than fifty, of which many are centred around Marbella. Marbella is a city in Andalusia, Spain, by the Mediterranean, situated in the province of Málaga, beneath La Concha. Attracting golfers from all over Europe and the rest of the world, the Costa del Sol has benefitted from the stimulation provided by this sport to growth in tourism and to the resulting increase in development of new complexes to house the number of golfers visiting the area. Tourism is Travel for Recreational or Leisure purposes The World Tourism Organization defines tourists as people who "travel
The Costa del Sol is heavily urbanised, with a wide ribbon of densely-packed buildings running along most of the coast. Urbanizationn (also spelled urbanisation) is the physical growth of Urban areas into rural or natural land as a result of population in-migration to an existing Architectural styles are a mixture of low-rise, whitewashed villas and developments of high-rise apartment blocks concentrated in the tourist resorts. The term architecture (from Greek αρχιτεκτονικήarchitektoniki) can be used to mean a process a profession or documentation While many of the villas and other single dwellings are designed and built in the local Andalusian-style the purpose-built multi-dwelling blocks have little harmony with the geography of the area.