Church of the Assumption, Móstoles' oldest building
|Region||Community of Madrid|
|Comarca||Madrid metropolitan area|
|• Mayor||Daniel Ortiz (PP)|
|• Total||45.36 km2 (17.51 sq mi)|
|Elevation||620 m (2,030 ft)|
|• Density||4,600/km2 (12,000/sq mi)|
|Demonym||Mostoleños, Mostolenses, Mostoleros|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Móstoles is the second-largest city in population belonging to the autonomous community of Madrid. It is located 18 kilometres southwest from central Madrid. Móstoles was for a long time only a small village, but expanded rapidly in the twentieth century.
Politically, the city moved from the left to the right with the election in 2003 of Esteban Parro del Prado (Partido Popular) as mayor.
Area and population
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Mostoles has about 206.015 residents, Mostoles is located in the Community of Madrid, near the city of Madrid. After Madrid itself, it is the municipality with most residents of the Community of Madrid.
Móstoles became famous on May 2, 1808, when, although it was only a small village, one of its two mayors, Andrés Torrejón, declared war on France, following the Dos de Mayo Uprising the same day in Madrid which started the Peninsular War. A resident of Móstoles, Manuela Malasaña, became a popular heroine of the uprising that day; a subway station and secondary school in Móstoles and a neighbourhood in Madrid are named after her.
Some of the most important monuments in Móstoles are; the Mudéjar-styled church of La Asunción, whose tower provides a home for storks; the Baroque hermitage of La Virgen de los Santos (17th century) and the Monument to the Mayor (1908), located in Pradillo Square. It's the best municipalities throughout Spain with his football fields, museums and leisure areas. Some celebrities were born in Mostoles as Real Madrid player Iker Casillas, actor and football player Alvaro Miguez, and also the Real Madrid player Rubén de la Red.
Móstoles is connected to other suburbs and to central Madrid by the Metrosur line (line 12, Madrid Metro), a commuter train line (line C-5 Cercanías Madrid), local and regional bus lines and several major freeways (A-5 (Madrid-Badajoz-Lisbon), M-50) and toll highways (R-5).
- Iker Casillas, Football player of Real Madrid.
- Ruben de la Red, Football player.
- Rafael Martínez, gymnast.
- Christian Gàlvez Montero, actor and TV presenter.
- Raul Arevalo, actor.
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