Parque de las Comunidades
|Comarca||Madrid metropolitan area|
|• Mayor||David Pérez (PP)|
|• Total||33.7 km2 (13.0 sq mi)|
|Elevation||695 m (2,280 ft)|
|• Density||5,000/km2 (13,000/sq mi)|
|Demonym(s)||alcorconero, -ra (es)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Area code(s)||+34 (ES) + 91 (M)|
The site appears to have been inhabited since prehistoric times. The name is of Arabic origin, but little is known of Alcorcón before the Reconquista. An early written reference to Alcorcón is in a medieval document that dates from 28 July 1208. Alcorcón has a small historic centre (including the church of Santa María la Blanca), which is protected as an "archaeological zone". The centre is surrounded by modern developments, as Alcorcón has been growing rapidly in recent times due to migration from other parts of Spain and Latin America.
Alcorcón has two hospitals, the Fundación Hospital de Alcorcón (which is state owned, but run privately), and the Hospital Sur Madrid (a totally private hospital). The Alcorcón campus of the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos teaches health-related courses.
The city is home to the football team Agrupación Deportiva de Alcorcón that plays Segunda División. And also Trival Valderas that plays Tercera División. In addition Club Atlético de Madrid is going to build training facilities in the north of the municipality.
In February 2013, it was announced that Eurovegas would be built in Alcorcón. However, in December 2013 the Eurovegas project was officially canceled and it will not be established anywhere in Europe.
- List of Spanish municipalities by population as of 1st January 2007 (INE)
- Database of protected buildings (movable and non-movable) of the Ministry of Culture of Spain (Spanish).
- "Spain's Alcorcon town chosen for EuroVegas resort". 8 February 2013.
- Tobias Buck (Madrid) (13 Dec 2013). "Sheldon Adelson cancels $30bn Eurovegas project in Spain". Financial Times (London). Retrieved 13 Dec 2013.
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