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Collado Mediano

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Collado Mediano

Collado Mediano
Country
Bandera de España
     Spain
Autonomous Community
Bandera de la Comunidad de Madrid
     Community of Madrid
Province Province of Madrid
Height 1023 m
Population 5.832 hab. (2005)

Collado Mediano is a town and municipality in Spain. It is located in the north-west of the autonomous community of the Community of Madrid in the Sierra de Guadarrama. It had a population of 6,610 in 2011 and is located 48 km from Madrid.[1]

Contents

  • Geography 1
  • History 2
  • Economy 3
  • Others 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Geography

A town located in the Guadarrama mountains, 48 km north-west from Madrid, Spain's Capital city. Collado Mediano, is located inside a valley, which gives it the name "collado", a type of valley in Spanish. The town is crossed by the following roads: M-601,M623,M621. The town has developed in a straight line, across the valley and is surrounded by mountains and little forests in the low and middle parts of the mountains. The climate is cold in winter and very hot in summer.

History

City Hall

The earliest inhabitation dates back to the time of the Roman Empire in the Iberian Peninsula. During the Middle Ages, the town was influenced by the city of Segovia. The town became a "villa" in the year 1630. Also, there are still remains of military trenches from the Spanish civil war of 1936.

The town "insignia" is the "Cobañera" (which appears in the town's coat of arms), a natural monument, made of rocks, forming a triangle. The "Cobañera" can be seen lit up at night.

Economy

In the past, agriculture and farming were very important, however in modern times they have been superseded by the service sector.

Others

The former world chess champion Viswanathan Anand and his wife Aruna live in Collado Mediano.[2]

References

  1. ^ madrid.org
  2. ^ 'I am aiming for 2800 Elo points'

External links

  • The official site of the city


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