Coslada

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Coslada
City Hall
City Hall
Flag of Coslada
Flag
Coat of arms of Coslada
Coat of arms
Location of the municipality of Coslada within the Community of Madrid
Location of the municipality of Coslada within the Community of Madrid
Coslada is located in Spain
Coslada
Coslada
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 40°25′34″N 3°33′54″W / 40.42611°N 3.56500°W / 40.42611; -3.56500Coordinates: 40°25′34″N 3°33′54″W / 40.42611°N 3.56500°W / 40.42611; -3.56500
CountrySpain Spain
RegionCommunity of Madrid Community of Madrid
ComarcaMadrid metropolitan area
Government
 • MayorÁngel Viveros (2015–present)[1] (PSOE)
Area
 • Total11.7 km2 (4.5 sq mi)
Elevation
621 m (2,037 ft)
Population
(2019)
 • Total81,860[1]
Demonym(s)Cosladeño/a
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
28821, 28822, 28823
Dialing code91
WebsiteOfficial website

Coslada (Spanish pronunciation: [kozˈlaða]) is a city and municipality in the autonomous community of Madrid in central Spain. As of 2019, the mayor of Coslada is Ángel Viveros (PSOE).

The Dry Port of the Community of Madrid is located in Coslada, which turns the city into a strategic point. Due to the area's close proximity to Madrid–Barajas Airport, railroad terminal Puerto Seco, and downtown Madrid, the stretch of industrial cities from Madrid to Guadalajara along the A-2 freeway (known as the Corredor del Henares and more recently the "golden mile" of online sales) has, since the 1990s, grown into a logistics hub, similar to East Midlands in England, with the entire area now boasting 5.7 million m² of logistics space in total. With investment from foreign funds and socimis, the logistics sector has grown rapidly thanks to increases in internet shopping. As Coslada runs out of space, other logistics companies have started to move into nearby cities such as Marchamalo, San Fernando de Henares, and Torija.[1]

A large percentage of Coslada's population works at the airport. Most Spanish transportation and shipping companies have branch offices in Coslada; the city is host to 706 logistics companies, the most in the country. El Corte Inglés operates a distribution center in the city, and delivery company Nacex opened a new distribution center in November 2018. Francisco Aranda, secretary general of industry association UNO Logística, says that Coslada is "in the perfect geographical spot."[1]

Area and population[edit]

  • Area: 11.7 km²[1]
  • There are 102,890 inhabitants.
  • Migration: there are 17,000 foreign-born inhabitants, who represent 12% of the total population. Most are Romanians, though there are also small numbers of Chinese, Latin Americans, Guineans, Vietnamese and Indians.
  • Population density: 6,907.8/km²
  • Inhabitants of Coslada are called Cosladeños.

Location and transportation[edit]

  • Coslada is located at 40,25° North, 3,32° West.
  • 12 kilometres east of downtown Madrid, Coslada is part of the metropolitan area.
  • The city is surrounded by other municipalities such as Madrid and San Fernando de Henares.
  • Coslada is covered and connected to the Madrid metropolitan area by the line (L7) of the Madrid Metro in May 2007, local and regional bus lines, a commuter trains line (C-1,C-2 and C-7) and several major freeways (A-2 (Madrid-Barcelona), M-40,M-45,M-50) and toll highways (R-3).

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Peinado, Fernando (18 February 2019). "The industrial town that became Spain's 'golden mile' of e-commerce". Translated by Urra, Susana. Coslada: El País. Archived from the original on 18 February 2019. Retrieved 19 February 2019.

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