Madrid, Cundinamarca

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Madrid
Municipality and town
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Flag of Madrid
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Madrid is located in Colombia
Madrid
Madrid
Location in Colombia
Coordinates: 4°44′04″N 74°16′06″W / 4.73444°N 74.26833°W / 4.73444; -74.26833
Country  Colombia
Department Cundinamarca
Founded 1778
Founded by Pedro Fernandez Madrid
Government
 • Mayor Giovanny Vilarraga
Area
 • Total 121 km2 (47 sq mi)
Elevation 2,554 m (8,379 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 64,102
 • Density 530/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Demonym Madrileño
Time zone Colombia Standard Time (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 57 + 1
Website Official website (Spanish)

Madrid (Spanish pronunciation: [maˈðɾið]) is a town and municipality in the Department of Cundinamarca, Colombia. The city is located at 19 miles from Bogotá City. The city's main and biggest industry is the growing of flowers, especially roses which are mostly exported to the United States and Japan.

Madrid is well known because it harbors the Academy of Subofficers (non-commissioned officers) of the Colombian Air Force. The main highway to Medellín (also known as "variante") bisects the city and leads to the northern part of Colombia from Bogotá.

Madrid has some other industries as manufacturing, retail stores and food processing.Some new business developments such as the Celta trade park are undergoing constructions. Such places are intended to be used as a reception point to the arrival of imported goods that will be later allowed to enter Bogota. Nearby towns such as Funza and Mosquera are related to this particular project.

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Coordinates: 4°44′04″N 74°16′06″W / 4.73444°N 74.26833°W / 4.73444; -74.26833