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Paracuellos de Jarama

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Paracuellos de Jarama

Paracuellos de Jarama
View of Madrid from Paracuellos.
View of Madrid from Paracuellos.
Official seal of Paracuellos de Jarama
Paracuellos de Jarama is located in Spain
Paracuellos de Jarama
Paracuellos de Jarama
Location in Spain
Country  Spain
Autonomous community Community of Madrid
Comarca Madrid metropolitan area
 • Mayor Pedro Antonio Mesa Moreno
 • Total 16.96 sq mi (43.92 km2)
Elevation 2,152 ft (656 m)
Population (2009)
 • Total 14,329
 • Density 840/sq mi (330/km2)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Website Official website

Paracuellos de Jarama is a small town and municipality in the Community of Madrid, Spain. It is located northeast from Madrid and very close to Madrid-Barajas Airport.

A big local cemetery takes in the corpses of many of the victims of the Paracuellos de Jarama massacre.

In November, 1936, Paracuellos de Jarama and nearby Torrejón de Ardoz were, along several days, the location of what is commonly known as the Paracuellos massacres, likely the biggest act of mass murder performed during the Spanish Civil War, when at least four thousand suspected right-wingers, both military and civilians, including many women, were shot and then buried in common graves by Spanish Republican soldiers and militiamen.

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