Ajalvir

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Ajalvir
Municipality
Villa de Ajalvir
Flag of Ajalvir
Flag
Coat of arms of Ajalvir
Coat of arms
Ajalvir is located in Spain
Ajalvir
Ajalvir
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 40°32′N 3°28′W / 40.533°N 3.467°W / 40.533; -3.467Coordinates: 40°32′N 3°28′W / 40.533°N 3.467°W / 40.533; -3.467
Country  Spain
Autonomous community Madrid
Province Madrid
Comarca Alcalá
Judicial district Torrejón de Ardoz
Government
 • Alcalde Antonio Martín Méndez (2007) (PP)
Area
 • Total 19.62 km2 (7.58 sq mi)
Elevation 647 m (2,123 ft)
Lowest elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Population (2014)
 • Total 4,339
 • Density 220/km2 (570/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Ajalvireño, ña
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 28864
Website Official website

Ajalvir (Spanish pronunciation: [axalˈβir]) is a town and municipality in the Autonomous Community of Madrid in central Spain, located 26 kilometres (16 mi) north-east of Madrid and 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) from Alcalá de Henares. It is located in the comarca of Alcalá.

The name Ajalvir is believed to have derived from the arabic al-jalaoui, meaning isolated or separated.

Geography[edit]

Ajalvir is bordered to the north with Cobeña, to the east with Daganzo de Arriba, to the west with Paracuellos de Jarama and to the south with Torrejón de Ardoz. The town is crossed right by its centre by a creek, possibly a tributary of the "de la Huelga" stream. The area is slightly hilly, the highest peak is called "Cabeza Gorda" (fat head) of 767 meters, close to the "cerro del tordo" (hill of the thrush).

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