Brunete

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Brunete
Municipality
Coat of arms of Brunete
Coat of arms
Brunete is located in Spain
Brunete
Brunete
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 40°24′0″N 3°59′37″W / 40.40000°N 3.99361°W / 40.40000; -3.99361Coordinates: 40°24′0″N 3°59′37″W / 40.40000°N 3.99361°W / 40.40000; -3.99361
Country  Spain
Autonomous community Madrid
Province Madrid
Comarca Madrid Metropolitan Area
Government
 • Alcalde Borja Gutiérrez Iglesias (PP)
Area
 • Total 48.94 km2 (18.90 sq mi)
Elevation 656 m (2,152 ft)
Population
 • Total 10,100
 • Density 210/km2 (530/sq mi)
Demonym(s) brunetense
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 28690
Climate Csa
Website Official website

Brunete (Spanish pronunciation: [bɾuˈnete]) is a town located on the outskirts of Madrid, Spain with a population of 10,100 people.[1]

History[edit]

The Battle of Brunete was fought in the area during the Spanish Civil War. The battle ended in a stalemate but was seen as a tactical victory for the Spanish Nationalist Forces[citation needed].

In 2013 the local council launched a system to tackle a perceived dog excrement problem, which involved identifying offending dogs and posting the excrement to the homes of their owners. Initial results showed that the amount of dog faeces in the town reduced by 70 per cent.[2]

Geography[edit]

The town is located 27.35 kilometres (16.99 mi) from the centre of Madrid.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alex Dunham (4 June 2013). "Spanish town mails dog poo back to owners". The Local. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Dog Poo Posted Back To Owners By Brunete Council, Madrid (VIDEO)". Huffington Post UK. 4 June 2013. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "Distance Calculator > Spain Distances > Calculate the distance from Madrid to Brunete ( Spain Madrid )". Distance Calculator. distance-calculator.co.uk. 2013. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 

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