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Alcobendas is located in Spain
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 40°32′N 3°38′W / 40.533°N 3.633°W / 40.533; -3.633Coordinates: 40°32′N 3°38′W / 40.533°N 3.633°W / 40.533; -3.633
KintraSpain Spain
Autonomous commontyCommonty o Madrid Commonty o Madrid
ComarcaMadrid metropolitan aurie
FoonditAroond 1208
 • AlcaldeIgnacio García de Vinuesa (2007) (PP)
 • Total44.98 km2 (17.37 sq mi)
700 m (2,300 ft)
 • Total107,514
 • Density2,400/km2 (6,200/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Alcobendense or alcobendano
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
28100, 28108, 28109
WebsiteOffeecial wabsteid

Alcobendas (Spaingie pronunciation: [alkoˈβendas]) is a ceety locatit in the Commonty o Madrid, central Spain. It is locatit roughly 13 kilometre (8 mi) north o Madrid an 7 kilometre (4 mi) frae Madrid-Barajas Airport. It includes a central urban zone, a recently biggit destrict kent as Valdelasfuentes, La Moraleja an El Soto de la Moraleja residential zones, the Valdelatas nature reserve an a licht industrial estate. A huge business pairk cried Valdelacasa for heich-tech firms is bein biggit. It is the location o a basketbaw museum organisit bi the Pedro Ferrándiz Foundation whaur the FIBA Hall of Fame is locatit.

Ance a wirkin cless aurie, it haes in mair recent times become ane o the mair socially an economically affluent auries o the Madrid metropolitan aurie an conteens the neighbourheid o La Moraleja an aw.

Transport[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Alcobendas Rugby

Alcobendas in is the B1 zone for Madrid's transport netwirk.
Both Alcobendas an its neebour ceety, San Sebastián de los Reyes are connectit wi Madrid wi buses operatit bi the 'Interbús' bus company. Thare are currently aicht bus lines that go tae an from different destricts o Alcobendas tae Plaza de Castilla (the hub for public transport tae northren Madrid). Alcobendas haes aicht bus lines that connect the different zones o Alcobendas atween thaitsels.

Metro (Underground):

Alcobendas presently haes fower Metro stations (La Granja, La Moraleja, Marqués de la Valdavia an Manuel de Falla) which are aw on line 10 o the Madrid Metro netwirk. These stations wur opened bi Esperanza Aguirre, then Preses o the Autonomous Commonty o Madrid.


Buses goin tae an frae Plaza de Castilla are:
151 Madrid (Pza. Castilla) - Alcobendas (FF.CC)
153 Madrid (Pza. Castilla) - Alcobendas (Rosa Luxemburgo)
153B a.k.a. B53 Madrid (Pinar de Chamartín) - Alcobendas (Rosa Luxemburgo)
155 Madrid (Pza. Castilla) - Alcobendas (El Soto de la Moraleja)
155B a.k.a. B55 Madrid (Pza. Castilla) - Alcobendas (El Encinar de los Reyes)
157 Madrid (Pza. Castilla) - Alcobendas (Pº de la Chopera)
157C a.k.a. C57 Madrid (Pza. Castilla) - Alcobendas (Valdelasfuentes)
159 Madrid (Pza. Castilla) - Alcobendas (Arroyo de la Vega)

Buses connectin different pairts o Alcobendas are:
L-1 Arroyo de la Vega - El Soto de la Moraleja - La Moraleja
L-2 Alcobendas - La Moraleja [via Pº Alcobendas]
L-3 Arroyo de la Vega - El Soto de la Moraleja - El Encinar de los Reyes
L-5 San Sebastián de los Reyes - Alcobendas - El Soto de la Moraleja
L-6 Valdelasfuentes (FF.CC) - Polígono Industrial
L-9 Alcobendas (FF.CC) - Arroyo de la Vega

Twa further circular lines are:
C10 Valdelasfuentes - Arroyo de la Vega - Valdelasfuentes
C11 Arroyo de la Vega - Valdelasfuentes - Arroyo de la Vega

Cercanías Train

Alcobendas haes twa suburban railwey stations an aw (ane shared wi San Sebastián de los Reyes):
Valdelasfuentes an
Alcobendas-San Sebastián de los Reyes.
Baith shape pairt o the C-4a Cercanías line an can get tae Sol an Atocha in hauf a oor.

Private Transport

Alobendas is easily reached bi caur as well. Thare are a nummer o motorweys goin roond Alcobendas an throu it. Airport access is perfect wi the recently biggit motorwey kent as the M-12 which connects the Canillejas destrict o Madrid wi Madrid-Barajas Airport an endin up in the Arroyo de la Vega aurie o Alcobendas

Leet o motorweys an main roads that go throu Alcobendas: A-1-Autovía del Norte
R-2-Radial 2 (Madrid-Guadalajara)
M-50-Autopista M-50
M-12-Autopista Eje-Aeropuerto
M-603-Carretera de Fuencarral a Alcobendas
M-616-Carretera de El Pardo a Alcobendas

The difficulty o pairkin in Alcobendas varies dependin on which destrict you are pairkin in. In the Casco destrict it is challengin tae fynd a pairkin space. Housomeivver this problem is no posit in the newer auries whaur ample pairkin facilities are available.

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

Air Madrid uised tae hae its heid office in Alcobendas, till the company fauldit in 2006.[1]

Sport[eedit | eedit soorce]

In 2010, Alcobendas wis the host ceety o the 2010 CIRH Weemen's World Cup, the maist important competeetion in Weemen's roller hockey.

Notable fowk[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Penélope Cruz, actress. Durin the 2008 Oscar Ceremony, efter receivin the prize for best Supporting Actress, she openly acknawledgit the municipality in her acceptance speech.
  • Marcos Pérez Jiménez, umwhile Venezuelan dictator. Residence efter bein exiled frae Venezuela whaur he livit till his daith in 2001.

Climate[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Köppen climate clessification subteeep for this climate is "Csa " (Mediterranean Climate).[2]

Climate data for Alcobendas
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average heich °C (°F) 11
Average law °C (°F) 1
Average precipitation days 15 18 21 24 25 21 22 21 22 20 15 17 241
Source: Weatherbase [3]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Servicios Centrales." Air Madrid. 15 December 2006. Retrieved on 6 September 2009.
  2. "Climate Summary for Alcobendas". Archived frae the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 23 October 2014.
  3. "Weatherbase.com". Weatherbase. 2013. Archived frae the original on 7 Mairch 2023. Retrieved 23 October 2014. Retrieved on July 26, 2013.

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