Despite a lack of space remaining for development, Fuengirola has seen its population grow again this year. Passing the 80,000 mark for the first time, (with 82,000 people on the population census), Fuengirola is now the fourth largest municipality ... in the province - in terms of population - after Malaga city, Marbella and Mijas. This was revealed by mayor Ana Mula this week, who said that this was a result of the good work of the town hall. In her opinion more and more people are choosing to ... year we've had an increase in population," she said. Mula repeated that quality of life on offer was the main factor for people to choose the town for their new home, their second residence or to enjoy their retirement.