PHYSICAL AND HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
Surface area: 251,8 Km2
Population: 34.706 (INE, 2016) 25,9% sobre año 2000
Elevation: 6 metros sobre el nivel del mar.
Kilometers of coastline: 28 Km.
Águilas is a municipality in the Alto Guadalentín area, neighboring the Lorca municipality to the East and North, the Mediterranean Sea to the South and the Almeria municipality of Pulpi to the West. It is 103 km from the municipality of Murcia.
The town has 35 beaches and natural areas such as the Regional Wildlife Park of Cabo Cope-Calnegre and the Natural Park of Cuatro Calas. There are also seven “blue flags 2016” in different municipality beaches, as well as in both town marinas: Águilas Sailing Club and Juan Montiel marina, and the Mar-Aquarium Águilas Interpretation Center, awarded the Blue Center distinction. This destination has 7 “Qs” for Quality (6 beaches and the tourist office). Águilas is also SICTED Destination, with 23 distinguished establishments directly or indirectly linked to the tourist sector. The municipality’s economy relies mostly on tourism and hospitality, as well as on intensive fruit and vegetable greenhouse agriculture, including product sorting, storage and distribution plants, among other infrastructures.
Águilas has 34 coves, rocky headlands stretching into the sea and fine sand beaches.