Brunete

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Brunete
Municipality
Coat of arms of Brunete
Coat of arms
Brunete is located in Spain
Brunete
Brunete
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 40°24′0″N 3°59′37″W / 40.40000°N 3.99361°W / 40.40000; -3.99361Coordinates: 40°24′0″N 3°59′37″W / 40.40000°N 3.99361°W / 40.40000; -3.99361
Country  Spain
Autonomous community Madrid
Province Madrid
Comarca Madrid Metropolitan Area
Government
 • Alcalde Borja Gutiérrez Iglesias (PP)
Area
 • Total 48.9 km2 (18.9 sq mi)
Elevation 656 m (2,152 ft)
Population
 • Total 10,100
 • Density 210/km2 (530/sq mi)
Demonym brunetense
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 28690
Website Official website

Brunete (Spanish pronunciation: [bɾuˈnete]) is a town located on the outskirts of Madrid, Spain with a population of 10,100 people.[1]

History[edit]

The Battle of Brunete was fought in the area during the Spanish Civil War. The battle ended in a stalemate but was seen as a tactical victory for the Spanish Nationalist Forces[citation needed].

Spanish dictator Francisco Franco, a keen huntsman,[2] conducted shooting trips in the town during his period of leadership.[citation needed]

In early June 2013, the McCann advertising agency won the 'Silver Sun' in the Latin American Festival of Advertising Communication after an innovative campaign that the agency completed free-of-charge in Brunete. The campaign responded to a public dog excrement problem, and involved a remote control device that would chase after offending pet owners[3] and a system that would result in the excrement being mailed to the homes of the offending pet owners. Initial results show that the amount of dog faeces in the town has reduced by 70 per cent.[4]

Geography[edit]

The town is located 27.35 kilometres (16.99 mi) from the centre of Madrid.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alex Dunham (4 June 2013). "Spanish town mails dog poo back to owners". The Local. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  2. ^ Dmitri Kessel (1996–2013). "Photograph of Generalissimo Francisco Franco, hunting with a shotgun". AbeBooks.com. AbeBooks Inc. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  3. ^ mccann españa (7 June 2013). "Cacas teledirigidas en Brunete" (Video upload). YouTube. Google, Inc. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "Dog Poo Posted Back To Owners By Brunete Council, Madrid (VIDEO)". Huffington Post UK. 4 June 2013. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "Distance Calculator > Spain Distances > Calculate the distance from Madrid to Brunete ( Spain Madrid )". Distance Calculator. distance-calculator.co.uk. 2013. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 

External links[edit]