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Church of St. Sebastian.
Church of St. Sebastian.
Flag of Cercedilla
Official seal of Cercedilla
Cercedilla is located in Spain
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 40°44′28″N 4°3′25″W / 40.74111°N 4.05694°W / 40.74111; -4.05694Coordinates: 40°44′28″N 4°3′25″W / 40.74111°N 4.05694°W / 40.74111; -4.05694
Country  Spain
Autonomous community Community of Madrid
Province Madrid
Comarca Sierra Oeste
 • Mayor Eugenio Romero Arribas
 • Total 35.8 km2 (13.8 sq mi)
Elevation 1,214 m (3,983 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Total 7,023
 • Density 200/km2 (510/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Parraos
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Website Official website

Cercedilla is a municipality of the autonomous community of Madrid in central Spain. It is located in the Sierra de Guadarrama.

Statue in Cercedilla of
Francisco Fernández Ochoa

It was the hometown of Francisco Fernández Ochoa (1950-2006), an alpine ski racer known for being the first (and only) Spaniard to win a gold medal at the Winter Olympics. He won the slalom in 1972 in Japan. Less than two weeks before his death from cancer, a statue was erected in his honor in Cercedilla.[citation needed]

Many of his siblings were also on the national ski team; his sister Blanca won an Olympic bronze medal in 1992 in France.