Cercedilla

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Cercedilla
Church of St. Sebastian.
Church of St. Sebastian.
Flag of Cercedilla
Flag
Official seal of Cercedilla
Seal
Cercedilla is located in Spain
Cercedilla
Cercedilla
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 communityCommunity of Madrid
ProvinceMadrid
ComarcaCuenca del Guadarrama
Government
 • MayorEugenio Romero Arribas
Area
 • Total35.8 km2 (13.8 sq mi)
Elevation
1,214 m (3,983 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total6,948
 • Density190/km2 (500/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Parraos
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
WebsiteOfficial 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.

  1. ^ "Municipal Register of Spain 2018". National Statistics Institute. Retrieved 11 April 2019.