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Alcobendas
—  Municipality  —

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Alcobendas is located in Spain
Alcobendas
Location in Spain
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
Country  Spain
Autonomous community Madrid
Province Madrid
Comarca Madrid metropolitan area
Founded En torno a 1208
Government
 - Alcalde Ignacio García de Vinuesa (2007) (PP)
Area
 - Total 44.98 km2 (17.4 sq mi)
Elevation 700 m (2,297 ft)
Population (2008)
 - Total 107,514
 - Density 2,390.3/km2 (6,190.8/sq mi)
 - Demonym Alcobendense o alcobendano
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 28100, 28108, 28109
Official language(s)
Website Official website

Alcobendas is a city located in the Community of Madrid, central Spain. It is located roughly 13 km north of Madrid and 7 km from the 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 natural reserve and a light industrial zone. A huge high-tech firm area known as Valdelacasa is being built. Home for the Cosmocaixa sciences museum and the Diversia entertainment center, it is also the location of a basketball museum organized by Pedro Ferrándiz Foundation which is a home to FIBA Hall of Fame.

Transport in Alcobendas

The Alcobendas Rugby

Alcobendas in is the B1 zone for Madrid's Transports.
Both Alcobendas and its neighbour city, San Sebastián de los Reyes are communicated with Madrid via 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 bus line central hub for the northern area of Madrid). Alcobendas also has eight bus lines that communicate 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 all belong to the line 10 of the Madrid Metro network. These stations were recently opened by Esperanza Aguirre (President of the Community of Madrid).

Buses

The buses that go to and from Alcobendas to Plaza de Castilla are:
151 Madrid (Pza. Castilla) - Alcobendas (FF.CC)
153 Madrid (Pza. Castilla) - Alcobendas (Rosa Luxemburgo)
153B a.k.a. B53 Madrid (Pinar de Chamartín) - Alcobendas (Rosa Luxemburgo)
155 Madrid (Pza. Castilla) - Alcobendas (El Soto de la Moraleja)
155B a.k.a. B55 Madrid (Pza. Castilla) - Alcobendas (El Encinar de los Reyes)
157 Madrid (Pza. Castilla) - Alcobendas (Pº de la Chopera)
157C a.k.a. C57 Madrid (Pza. Castilla) - Alcobendas (Valdelasfuentes)
159 Madrid (Pza. Castilla) - Alcobendas (Arroyo de la Vega)

The buses that communicate different zones of Alcobendas are:
L-1 Arroyo de la Vega - El Soto de la Moraleja - La Moraleja
L-2 Alcobendas - La Moraleja [via Pº Alcobendas]
L-3 Arroyo de la Vega - El Soto de la Moraleja - El Encinar de los Reyes
L-5 San Sebastián de los Reyes - Alcobendas - El Soto de la Moraleja
L-6 Valdelasfuentes (FF.CC) - Polígono Industrial
L-9 Alcobendas (FF.CC) - Arroyo de la Vega

And the two circular lines are:
C10 Valdelasfuentes - Arroyo de la Vega - Valdelasfuentes
C11 Arroyo de la Vega - Valdelasfuentes - Arroyo de la Vega

Cercanías Train

Alcobendas also has two sub-urban railway stations (one shared with San Sebastián de los Reyes):
Valdelasfuentes and
Alcobendas-San Sebastián de los Reyes.
Both form part of the C-1 Cercanías line and can get to Atocha in half-an-hour

Private Transport

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 M-12 which connects the Canillejas district of Madrid with the Barajas International Airport and further on finishing in the Arroyo de la Vega area of Alcobendas

The list of motorways and main roads that go through Alcobendas is the following:

A-1-Autovía del Norte
R-2-Radial 2 (Madrid-Guadalajara)
M-50-Autopista M-50
M-12-Autopista Eje-Aeropuerto
M-603-Carretera de Fuencarral a Alcobendas
M-616-Carretera de El Pardo a 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. But say for example in the newer zones there is ample space to park your vehicle.

Notable births

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