Alcorcón

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Alcorcón
Parque de las Comunidades
Parque de las Comunidades
Banner o Alcorcón
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Coat o airms o Alcorcón
Coat o airms
Alcorcón is locatit in Spain
Alcorcón
Alcorcón
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 40°21′0″N 3°50′0″W / 40.35000°N 3.83333°W / 40.35000; -3.83333
KintraSpain Spain
Autonomous commontyCommonty o Madrid Madrid
ComarcaMadrid metropolitan aurie
Foondit13t hunderyear
Govrenment
 • MayorDavid Pérez (PP)
Area
 • Total33.7 km2 (13.0 sq mi)
Elevation
695 m (2,280 ft)
Population
 (2010)
 • Tot168,299
 • Density5,000/km2 (13,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s)alcorconero, -ra (es)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
28921–28925
Aurie code(s)+34 (ES) + 91 (M)
WabsteidOffeecial wabsteid

Alcorcón (Spaingie pronunciation: [alkorˈkon]) is a ceety in the sooth-wast o the Madrid metropolitan aurie, Spain. As o 2010, it haed a population o 168,229.[1]

The site appears tae hae been inhabitit syne prehistoric times. The name is o Arabic oreegin, but little is kent o Alcorcón afore the Reconquista. An early written reference to Alcorcón is in a medieval document that dates frra 28 Julie 1208. Alcorcón haes a smaw historic centre (includin the kirk o Santa María la Blanca), which is protectit as a "airchaeological zone".[2] The centre is surroondit bi modren developments, as Alcorcón haes been growin rapidly in recent times due tae migration frae ither pairts o Spain an Laitin Americae.

Alcorcón haes twa hospitals, the Fundación Hospital de Alcorcón (which is state awned, but run privately), an the Hospital Sur Madrid (a totally private hospital). The Alcorcón campus o the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos teaches halth-relatit courses.

The ceety is hame tae the fitbaa team Agrupación Deportiva de Alcorcón that plays Segunda División. An aw, Trival Valderas plays Segunda División B.

In Februar 2013, it wis annooncit that Eurovegas wad be built in Alcorcón.[3] Housomeivver, in Dizember 2013 the Eurovegas project wis offeecially canceled an it will no be established onywhaur in Europe.[4]

Transport[eedit | eedit soorce]

Alcorcón is linkit tae Madrid bi Metro Line 10 an Line 12, Cercanías line C-5 an several buses.

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. List of Spanish municipalities by population as of 1st January 2007 (Instituto Nacional de Estadística (Spain)|INE)
  2. Template:Bien de Interés Cultural
  3. "Spain's Alcorcon town chosen for EuroVegas resort". 8 February 2013.
  4. Tobias Buck (Madrid) (13 Dec 2013). "Sheldon Adelson cancels $30bn Eurovegas project in Spain". Financial Times (London). Retrieved 13 Dec 2013.

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

40°21′N 03°50′W / 40.350°N 3.833°W / 40.350; -3.833