Móstoles

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Móstoles
Municipality
Kirk o the Assumption, Móstoles' auldest biggin
Kirk o the Assumption, Móstoles' auldest biggin
Banner o Móstoles
Banner
Coat o airms o Móstoles
Coat o airms
Kintra Spain Spain
Region Commonty o Madrid Commonty o Madrid
Comarca Madrid metropolitan aurie
Govrenment
 • Mayor Daniel Ortiz (PP)
Area
 • Total 45.36 km2 (17.51 sq mi)
Elevation 620 m (2,030 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Tot 206,478
 • Density 4,600/km2 (12,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Mostoleños, Mostolenses, Mostoleros
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 28930 - 28939
Website www.mostoles.es

Móstoles is the seicont-lairgest ceety in population belangin tae the autonomous Commonty o Madrid. It is locatit 18 kilometres soothwast from central Madrid. Móstoles wis for a lang time anerly a smaw veelage, but expandit rapidly in the twintiet century.

Tae some extent it is a dormitory suburb o Madrid, but it is hame tae several polígonos (industrial estates) an aw. The ceety hosts the main campus o the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos.

Poleetically, the ceety muivit frae the left tae the richt wi the election in 2003 o Esteban Parro del Prado (Partido Popular) as mayor.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Móstoles became famous on 2 Mey 1808, when, awtho it wis anerly a smaw veelage, ane o its twa mayors, Andrés Torrejón, declared war on Fraunce, follaein the Dos de Mayo Uprising the same day in Madrid which stairtit the Peninsular War. A resident of Móstoles, Manuela Malasaña, became a popular heroine o the uprisin that day; a subwey station an seicontar schuil in Móstoles an a neebourheid in Madrid are namit efter her.

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Hermitage

Some o the maist important monuments in Móstoles are; the Mudéjar-styled kirk o La Asunción, whose touer provides a hame for storks; the Baroque hermitage o La Virgen de los Santos (17t century) an the Monument tae the Mayor (1908), locatit in Pradillo Square.

Transportation[eedit | eedit soorce]

Móstoles is connectit tae ither suburbs an tae central Madrid bi the Metrosur line (line 12, Madrid Metro), a commuter train line (line C-5 Cercanías Madrid), local an regional bus lines an several major freeweys (A-5 (Madrid-Badajoz-Lisbon), M-50) an toll heich-gates (R-5).

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