Torrelodones

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Torrelodones
Flag of Torrelodones
Flag
Coat of arms of Torrelodones
Coat of arms
Location in the Community of Madrid, Spain
Location in the Community of Madrid, Spain
Coordinates: 40°34′40″N 3°55′40″W / 40.57778°N 3.92778°W / 40.57778; -3.92778
Country Spain
Autonomous community Community of Madrid
Province Madrid
Comarca Madrid metropolitan area
Administrative Divisions 3
Government
 • Mayor Elena Biurrun ((VxT))
Area
 • Land 21 km2 (8 sq mi)
Elevation 844 m (2,769 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Total 21,781
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 28250
Area code(s) 34 (Spain) + 91 (Madrid)
Website www.ayto-torrelodones.org (Spanish)

Torrelodones is a municipality in the northwest of the Autonomous Community of Madrid, Spain. It is situated 29 kilometers northwest from the city of Madrid. Because of its location between the Sierra de Guadarrama and the metropolitan area of the capital, it is linked to two districts in Madrid: the agricultural area of Guadarrama and the metropolitan area of Madrid.

It lies at an average altitude of 845 meters. According to the 2009 census, 21,781 people live in the municipality, distributed among seven towns.

The people of Torrelodones earn among the highest per capita incomes of the Community of Madrid. Services, hotels, and construction are the main economic activities.

Coordinates: 40°34′40″N 3°55′40″W / 40.57778°N 3.92778°W / 40.57778; -3.92778

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