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Coat of arms
Location in the Community of Madrid, Spain
Coordinates: 40°21′0″N 3°50′0″W / 40.35°N 3.833333°W / 40.35; -3.833333
Country Spain
Autonomous community Community of Madrid
Province Madrid
Comarca Madrid metropolitan area
Administrative Divisions 3
Founded 13th century
 - Mayor Enrique Cascallana (PSOE)
 - Land 33.7 km2 (13 sq mi)
Elevation 695 m (2,280 ft)
Population (2007)
 - Total 166,553
 - Density 4,822.67/km2 (12,490.7/sq mi)
  ranked (by population): 38th (Spain), 6th (Community of Madrid)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 28921 to 28925
Area code(s) 34 (Spain) + 91 (Madrid)
Website (Spanish)

Alcorcón is a city in the metropolitan area of Madrid which, as of the first of January 2006, had a population of 166,553 [1]. It is located 13 km to the south-west of Madrid.

The site appears to have been inhabited since prehistoric times. An early written reference to Alcorcón is in a medieval document that dates from the 28 of July of 1208.

The city has been growing rapidly in recent times due to migration from other parts of Spain.

Not only has the Alcorcon population been increasing, but also the services of the city have been developing spectacularly. Nowadays Alcorcon has two hospitals, the Fundación Hospital de Alcorcón (which is state owned, but run privately), and the Hospital Sur Madrid (a totally private hospital). The centres teaching health related degrees of the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos are based in the city. In addition Club Atletico de Madrid is going to build training facilities in the north of the municipality.

The city plays host to the football team Agrupación Deportiva de Alcorcón that plays in group 1 of Segunda División B. They also defeated Real Madrid 4 - 1 in the King's Cup.


Coordinates: 40°21′N 3°50′W / 40.35°N 3.833°W / 40.35; -3.833



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