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Left: H2O mall, av. Almendros monolith, 19 Apryle square, Bellavista pairk. Richt: Ceety haw, ceety centre, Santa Mónica kirk, Casco kirk
Left: H2O mall, av. Almendros monolith, 19 Apryle square, Bellavista pairk. Richt: Ceety haw, ceety centre, Santa Mónica kirk, Casco kirk
Banner o Rivas-Vaciamadrid
Coat of airms o Rivas-Vaciamadrid
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Rivas-Vaciamadrid is located in Spain
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 40°20′22″N 3°31′5″W / 40.33944°N 3.51806°W / 40.33944; -3.51806
KintraSpain Spain
RegionCommonty o Madrid Commonty o Madrid
ComarcaCuenca del Henares
 • MayorJosé Masa (Unitit Left)
 • Total67.16 km2 (25.93 sq mi)
590 m (1,940 ft)
Highest elevation
699 m (2,293 ft)
Lowest elevation
525 m (1,722 ft)
 • Total72,896
 • Density1,100/km2 (2,800/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
28521, 28522, 28523, 28524, 28529

Rivas-Vaciamadrid is the seivent richest municipality o Spain (accordin tae a recent market study datit in 2014) an is situatit at the meetin point o the Jarama an Manzanares rivers in the Alcalá comarca in the autonomous Commonty o Madrid. It is locatit approximately 20 kilometres frae central Madrid.

It haes been ane o the fastest growin municipalities in Spain in recent years, growin frae 500 inhabitants in the 1980s tae its current figur o 70,000, the population is projectit tae rise tae 100,000 bi 2014. [1] It is bordered tae the north bi Madrid an San Fernando de Henares, tae the sooth bi Arganda del Rey an San Martín de la Vega, tae the east bi Mejorada del Campo an Velilla de San Antonio, an tae the wast bi Getafe an Madrid (the destrict o Villa de Vallecas.)

Despite the heich urban growthe, amaist three quairters o the municipality shape pairt o the sooth eastren regional pairk, makkin it a important ecological centre wi numerous lochs an various species o wildlife an fauna.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

In 1845, the aurie o Vaciamadrid, previously pairt o Villa de Vallecas, wis jyned tae the toun o Rivas, wi the unifee'd municipality oreeginally cried Ribas de Jarama. The aurie wis devastatit durin the Spanish Ceevil War an haed tae be rebuilt in the post-ceevil war period. In 1954 the name wis chyngit tae its current title. At the end o the 1980s the aurie wis designatit as a futur nucleus for new urbanisation projects unner a project titled Rivas-Urbanizaciones (Rivas-Urbanisations). The first developments wur those in the current destricts o Pablo Iglesias an Covibar.

In 2004 the municipal boondar wi the ceety o Madrid wis altered. This involvit the transfer o auries kent as Covibar-Madrid tae Rivas-Vaciamadrid. In exchynge, some uninhabitit auries in Los Berrocales destrict wur transferred tae Madrid in order tae allou the construction o a new hoosin project.

Local politics[eedit | eedit soorce]

Thegither wi San Fernando de Henares an Casarrubuelos, it haes been ane o the best auries for Unitit left in the Madrid commonty. In 2007, the pairty wan twal o the twenty five cooncil seats available, wi the Spainyie Socialist Wirkers' Pairty an the Fowkpairty each winnin sax seats. [2] In the 2011 elections Unitit Left wan a majority o seats on the cooncil.

Local election results in Rivas-Vaciamadrid
Pairty 1987 1991 1995 1999 2003 2007 2011
United left (IU) 4 7 6 8 9 12 13
Fowkpairty (PP) 0 2 6 7 6 6 7
Spainyie Socialist Wirkers' Pairty 5 6 5 6 6 6 4
Ithers 4 2 1 1

Source: [3]

Transport[eedit | eedit soorce]

Syne 1999, the aurie haes been connectit tae central Madrid bi twa stations on Line 9 o the Madrid metro. Rivas-Urbanizaciones, locatit in the Covibar destrict an Rivas-Vaciamadrid: locatit atween the A3 road an the aurie kent locally as Rivas Pueblo. A third metro station, Rivas Futura, wis built in 2008.

Bi road, it is linkit tae Madrid bi the A-3: exits 12 (Urbanisations), 17 (City Centre) an 19 (Historic Aurie). Numerous buses serve the aurie an aw: 330, 331, 332, 333, 334 lines.

Festivals[eedit | eedit soorce]

The main festivals are the festival o Romería del Cristo de Rivas (29 September), San Isidro (15 May), the popular festivals o Rivas-Urbanizaciones (seicont weekend o September) an the festivals o the Urbanisation La Partija on the 15 Juin.

Eddication[eedit | eedit soorce]

Locally thare are 15 kindergartens (6 public an 9 private), 13 public primar eddication schuils, 5 seicontar eddication institutions an ane private schuil.

Sports[eedit | eedit soorce]

The aurie includes twa teams who play at the tap level in their respective sports, Rivas Osos in american fitbaa syne the year 2000. Rivas Ecópolis plays in the weemen's basketbaw top diveesion, the Liga Femenina de Baloncesto.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. abc.es ::: Descubre Rivas Vaciamadrid
  2. "council seats by municipality in the Madrid community" (PDF). Archived frae the original (PDF) on 28 September 2013. Retrieved 15 October 2014.
  3. "Madrid community local election results". Archived frae the original on 28 Januar 2015. Retrieved 15 October 2014.

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