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Guadarrama is a town in the Community of Madrid in Spain.

Pop: 13032 (winter, 2006 census), approx. 60000 (summer).

Co-ordinates 40°40′00″N 04°06′00″W / 40.6666667°N 4.1°W / 40.6666667; -4.1.

Founded by the Arabs, Guadarrama achieved the status of "villa" under Fernando V of Castile (II of Aragon) on November 22, 1504. Fernando VI ordered the building of the road to Corunna through the Pass of Guadarrama, which saw intensive fighting during the Spanish Civil War. As a result after the Spanish Civil War Guadarrama had to be rebuilt almost completely.

After a short period in which it was famous for its tuberculosis sanatoriums, it has become important as a tourist location and a second residence for Madrid inhabitants.

The Sierra de Guadarrama is visited by Madrileños seeking colder temperatures. It was the location for some scenes in the 1964 film The Fall of the Roman Empire.

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Simple English

Guadarrama is a village in the nothwestern part of the community of Madrid, in Spain. It has a population of nearly 15000 inhabitants, but in summer it can increase until 60000.

Guadarrama has become an important tourist point and it is a second house for many inhabitants from Madrid.

It is a village famous because of being nearly to the "Sierra of Guadarrama", which hightest point is called Head Lijar with 1823 metres above the sea level.


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