Perales de Tajuña

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Perales de Tajuña
Town
Flag of Perales de Tajuña
Flag
Location in Community of Madrid
Location in Community of Madrid
Coordinates: 40°14′N 3°21′W / 40.233°N 3.350°W / 40.233; -3.350Coordinates: 40°14′N 3°21′W / 40.233°N 3.350°W / 40.233; -3.350
Country  Spain
Autonomous Community  Madrid
Comarca Comarca de Las Vegas
Government
 • Mayor Yolanda Cuenca Redondo (Since 2012) (PP)
Area
 • Total 48.92 km2 (18.89 sq mi)
Elevation 595 m (1,952 ft)
Population (2017)
 • Total 2,817
 • Density 58/km2 (150/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Peraleño,-a
Province code 28
Distance from Madrid 38 km (24 mi)
Website www.ayto-peralestajuna.org

Perales de Tajuña is a small town in Spain, in the province and autonomous community of Madrid, located about 40 km to the southeast of Madrid in the area known as the Comarca de Las Vegas. The municipality covers 48.92 km², has a population of 2,738 inhabitants and a population density of 55.97 hab/km². To the north it borders with Arganda del Rey and Campo Real, to the east with Tielmes, to the south with Villarejo de Salvanés, and to the west with Morata de Tajuña and Valdelaguna.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1991 1,961—    
1996 1,991+1.5%
2001 2,089+4.9%
2004 2,358+12.9%
2008 2,738+16.1%

Education[edit]

In Perales de Tajuña there is one (1) public nursery school and one (1) infant and primary school, also public.

Architecture[edit]

Religious[edit]

  • Parish church of Our Lady of the Castle
  • Hermitage of San Isidro

Historical[edit]

  • Town Hall
  • Remains of watchtown and walls
  • Ruins of Hermitage of San Sebastián
  • Ruins of old hermitage of San Isidro
  • Telegraph Tower-Fortress

Nature[edit]

  • Risco de las Cuevas (Cliff caves)
  • Prado de Arriba (Top field)

Fountains[edit]

  • Mariblanca fountan
  • Round fountain
  • Barracks fountain
  • Lagasca fountain
  • Butrera fountain

Festivities[edit]

  • San Blas, third of February
  • Our Lady of the Castle, first Sunday of May
  • San Isidro, fifteenth of May
  • Town festival, month of August

Communications[edit]

Perales de Tajuña is well connected by road to Madrid and all the surrounding towns.

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