Móstoles


Móstoles
Móstoles
—  Municipality  —
Church of the Assumption, Móstoles' oldest building

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Móstoles is located in Spain
Móstoles
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 40°19′22″N 3°51′54″W / 40.32278°N 3.865°W / 40.32278; -3.865Coordinates: 40°19′22″N 3°51′54″W / 40.32278°N 3.865°W / 40.32278; -3.865
Country Spain
Autonomous community Community of Madrid
Province Madrid
Comarca Madrid metropolitan area
Judicial district Móstoles
Government
 - Mayor Esteban Parro del Prado (PP)
Area
 - Total 45.36 km2 (17.5 sq mi)
Elevation 620 m (2,034 ft)
Population (2009)
 - Total 206,478
 - Density 4,552/km2 (11,789.6/sq mi)
Demonym Mostoleños, Mostolenses, Mostoleros
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 2893
Website www.mostoles.es

Móstoles is the second-largest city in population belonging to the autonomous community of Madrid. It is located 18 kilometres southwest from central Madrid. Móstoles was for a long time only a small village, but expanded rapidly in the twentieth century.

To some extent it is a dormitory suburb of Madrid, but it is also home to several polígonos (industrial estates). The city also hosts the main campus of the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos.

Politically, the city has moved from the left to the right in recent years. Since 2003, the mayor of Móstoles has been Esteban Parro del Prado (Partido Popular).

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Area and population

History

Móstoles became famous on May 2, 1808, when, although it was only a small village, one of its two mayors, Andrés Torrejón, declared war on France, following the Dos de Mayo Uprising the same day in Madrid which started the Peninsular War. A resident of Móstoles, Manuela Malasaña, became a popular heroine of the uprising that day; a subway station in Móstoles and a neighbourhood in Madrid are named after her.

Main sights

Hermitage

Some of the most important monuments in Móstoles are; the Mudéjar-styled church of La Asunción, whose tower provides a home for storks; the Baroque hermitage of La Virgen de los Santos (17th century) and the Monument to the Mayor (1908), located in Pradillo Square.

Transportation

Móstoles is connected to other suburbs and to central Madrid by the Metrosur line (line 12, Madrid Metro), a commuter train line (line C-5 Cercanías Madrid), local and regional bus lines and several major freeways (A-5 (Madrid-Badajoz-Lisbon), M-50) and toll highways (R-5).

Notable people

References

External links

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