Alcobendas
Location of Alcobendas in Madrid
Alcobendas
Alcobendas
Location in Spain
Alcobendas
Alcobendas
Alcobendas (Community of Madrid)
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
CountrySpain
RegionCommunity of Madrid
FoundedAround 1208
Government
 • MayorRafael Sánchez Acera (2019) (PSOE)
Area
 • Total44.98 km2 (17.37 sq mi)
Elevation
700 m (2,300 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total116,037
 • Density2,600/km2 (6,700/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Alcobendense or alcobendano
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
28100, 28108, 28109
WebsiteOfficial website

Alcobendas (Spanish pronunciation: [alkoˈβendas]) is a municipality located in the Community of Madrid, central Spain. It is located roughly 13 kilometres (8 mi) north of Madrid and 7 kilometres (4 mi) from Barajas International Airport. It includes a central urban zone, a recently built district known as Valdelasfuentes, La Moraleja and El Soto de la Moraleja residential zones, the Valdelatas nature reserve and a light industrial estate. A business park called Valdelacasa for high-tech firms is being built. It is the location of a basketball museum organised by the Pedro Ferrándiz Foundation where the FIBA Hall of Fame is located.

Once a working class area, Alcobendas has become one of the more economically affluent suburban areas of the Madrid metropolitan area and also contains the exclusive residential area of La Moraleja.

Transport

The Alcobendas Rugby
The Alcobendas Rugby
Alcobendas Art Centre
Alcobendas Art Centre

Alcobendas is in the B1 zone for Madrid's transport network.
Both Alcobendas and its neighbour city, San Sebastián de los Reyes are connected with Madrid with buses operated by the 'Interbús' bus company. There are currently eight bus lines that go to and from different districts of Alcobendas to Plaza de Castilla (the hub for public transport to northern Madrid). Alcobendas also has eight bus lines that connect the different zones of Alcobendas between themselves.

Metro (Underground)

Alcobendas presently has four Metro stations (La Granja, La Moraleja, Marqués de la Valdavia and Manuel de Falla) which are all on line 10 of the Madrid Metro network. These stations were recently opened by Esperanza Aguirre, President of the Autonomous Community of Madrid.

Buses

Buses going to and from Plaza de Castilla are:

Buses connecting different parts of Alcobendas are:

Two further circular lines are:

Cercanías Train

Alcobendas also has two suburban railway stations (one shared with San Sebastián de los Reyes):

Both form part of the C-4a Cercanías line and can get to Sol and Atocha in half an hour.

Private transport

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Alobendas is easily reached by car as well. There are a number of motorways going round Alcobendas and through it. Airport access is perfect with the recently built motorway known as the M-12 which connects the Canillejas district of Madrid with Barajas International Airport and ending up in the Arroyo de la Vega area of Alcobendas

List of motorways and main roads that go through Alcobendas:

The difficulty of parking in Alcobendas varies depending on which district you are parking in. In the Casco district it is challenging to find a parking space. However this problem is not posed in the newer areas where ample parking facilities are available.

Economy

Air Madrid used to have its head office in Alcobendas, until the company folded in 2006.[2]

Education

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Sport

In 2010, Alcobendas was to be the host city of the 2010 CIRH Women's World Cup, the most important competition in Women's Roller Hockey.

Notable people

Climate

The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Csa " (Mediterranean Climate).[3]

Climate data for Alcobendas
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 11
(51)
12
(53)
15
(59)
17
(62)
21
(70)
27
(81)
32
(90)
32
(89)
28
(82)
20
(68)
14
(58)
11
(52)
20
(68)
Average low °C (°F) 1
(33)
2
(35)
3
(37)
5
(41)
8
(46)
12
(54)
16
(60)
16
(60)
13
(55)
8
(47)
4
(39)
2
(36)
7
(45)
Average precipitation days 15 18 21 24 25 21 22 21 22 20 15 17 241
Source: Weatherbase [4]

References

  1. ^ Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.
  2. ^ "Servicios Centrales." Air Madrid. 15 December 2006. Retrieved on 6 September 2009.
  3. ^ Climate Summary for Alcobendas
  4. ^ "Weatherbase.com". Weatherbase. 2013. Retrieved on July 26, 2013.