Torrejón de Ardoz

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Torrejón de Ardoz
Ceety
Banner o Torrejón de Ardoz
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Offeecial seal o Torrejón de Ardoz
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Location in Madrid, Spain
Location in Madrid, Spain
Torrejón de Ardoz is located in Spain
Torrejón de Ardoz
Torrejón de Ardoz
Location o Torrejón athin Spain
Coordinates: 40°27′41″N 3°29′52″W / 40.46139°N 3.49778°W / 40.46139; -3.49778Coordinates: 40°27′41″N 3°29′52″W / 40.46139°N 3.49778°W / 40.46139; -3.49778
Kintra Spain Spain
Region Commonty o Madrid Commonty o Madrid
Comarca Madrid metropolitan aurie
Foondit 11t hunderyear
Govrenment
 • Alcalde Pedro Rollán Ojeda (PP)
Aurie
 • Ceety 84.1 km2 (32.49 sq mi)
Elevation 568 m (1,864 ft)
Population (2013)
 • Urban 127.132
 • Demonym Torrejonero
Time zone EST (UTC+1)
Wabsteid Torrejon.es

Torrejón de Ardoz is a municipality in the autonomous Commonty o Madrid, Spain.

It is locatit 20 km east o the ceety o Madrid, on the Autovía A-2 (Madrid-Barcelona heich-gate). It is essentially a dormitory toun, maistly consistin o apairtments, a lairge maw an a pairk containin mony famous European landmarks. It can be reached bi bus frae Avenida de América bus station in Madrid (approx. 25 minutes) or bi commuter train frae Madrid Atocha railwey station (in roughly 30 minutes).

The European Union Satellite Centre, a agency o the European Union, is locatit in Torrejón de Ardoz. It is the location o the heidquairters o the Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial, the Spainyie space agency.

Thare is a militar airbase in Torrejón de Ardoz an aw. This base receives business jets, an its runwey can be seen tae the richt when landin at Madrid's Barajas airport. For years, the Unitit States Air Force occupee'd the base unner greements made wi Francisco Franco, protectin NATO's soothren flank. Ane o the election platforms o Felipe González's Spainyie Socialist Wirkers' Pairty (PSOE) wis tae close tae the base tae the American fechter wing. González haein been electit, the lease o the then 401st Tactical Fighter Wing (nou the 401st Air Expeditionary Wing) wis no renewed an the F-16 fechter wing left the base in the early 1990s.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Spainyie wird for "touer" is torre, an "ón" is a common suffix addit tae emphasize unuisual size or stature; tharefore, ane possible translation o torrejón wad be "huge touer". While thare is nae certainty o the oreegin o Torrejón de Ardoz, it probably dates frae the 12t hunderyear, associatit tae fortifications built tae protect Alcalá de Henares.[1]

In 1843 it wis the place o a short battle atween general Ramón Narvaez an senator Antonio Seoane, as pairt o the rebellion against Espartero.[2]

Durin the openin stages o the Spanish Ceevil War, the fields atween Torrejón an Paracuellos del Jarama were the steid o the Paracuellos massacres, in which mony Naitionalist sodgers an allegit ceevilian supporters wur killed bi Republican militiamen.

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Torrejón de Ardoz wis the birthplace o umwhile Toronto Raptors forward Jorge Garbajosa, Real Madrid midfielder Guti an profeesional warstler Glenn Jacobs, best kent bi his ring name Kane.

Climate[eedit | eedit soorce]

Climate data for Torrejon de Ardoz
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average heich °C (°F) 9
(48)
11
(51)
15
(59)
17
(62)
23
(73)
27
(80)
31
(87)
31
(87)
26
(78)
19
(66)
12
(53)
9
(48)
19.2
(66)
Average law °C (°F) 1
(33)
1
(33)
4
(39)
5
(41)
9
(48)
13
(55)
16
(60)
15
(59)
13
(55)
8
(46)
3
(37)
1
(33)
7.4
(44.9)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 38
(1.5)
50
(2)
30
(1.2)
38
(1.5)
36
(1.4)
30
(1)
10
(0.4)
10
(0.4)
33
(1.3)
61
(2.4)
71
(2.8)
53
(2.1)
460
(18)
Soorce: Weatherbase [3]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Torrejón Townhall website (Spaingie)
  2. Torrejón Townhall website (Spaingie)
  3. "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Torrejon de Ardoz, Spain". Weatherbase. 2011.  Retrieved on November 24, 2011.

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