Águilas is a Municipal Township that expands over 253.7 km² of territory with a population of 27,771 habitants (2001). It enjoys some beautiful, unspoilt beaches along a 28km coastline, including fantastic resorts like Calabardina and Cabo Cope to its North and San Juan de los Terreros to its South.
Its economy is based very much on agriculture as the majority of the region of Murcia. Commerce and tourist activities complete a prosperous Municipal Township which with time is becoming more and more attractive to national and international visitors and residents.
A new dual carriage-way is under construction, running from Cartagena, (the second city of the region of Murcia) to Vera (the main town of the east coast of Almería) which will bring much more tourism to the area.
The site on which the town is located dates back thousands of years to the ancient Urci tribe and throughout its history has been occupied by Romans, Visigoths and Moors.
Being quite a large town there is an abundance of shops, bars and restaurants and there is access to over 30 beaches along the coast.
Of the many fiestas held throughout the year the Carnival of Aguilas is by far the most notable, attracting visitors from all over Spain. Having been celebrated for 200 years the Carnival was placed on the official Spanish Tourist calendar in 1997. The carnival has no fixed date but normally takes place 40 days before Easter.
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