San Agustín del Guadalix

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San Agustín del Guadalix
Municipality
Aerial view of the town
Aerial view of the town
Flag of San Agustín del Guadalix
Flag
Coat of arms of San Agustín del Guadalix
Coat of arms
San Agustín del Guadalix is located in Spain
San Agustín del Guadalix
San Agustín del Guadalix
Location in Spain.
Coordinates: 40°40′41″N 3°36′54″W / 40.67806°N 3.61500°W / 40.67806; -3.61500
Country Spain
Autonomous communityCommunity of Madrid
ProvinceMadrid
ComarcaCuenca del Medio Jarama
Government
 • MayorJuan Francisco Figueroa Collado
Area
 • Total38.3 km2 (14.8 sq mi)
Elevation684 m (2,244 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total11,885
 • Density310/km2 (800/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Olmedeños
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
WebsiteOfficial website

San Agustín del Guadalix is a Spanish town located north of the Comunidad de Madrid, near to Sierra de Guadarrama.

It is bordered by Pedrezuela on the north, the municipalities of El Molar and Algete on the east and Colmenar Viejo on the south and west.

The origins of the town are obscure, but it appears that it was settled by the Iberians in the pre-Christian era. Proximity to Madrid has made it popular as a commuter base, resulting on its population more than tripling from 2,459 inhabitants in the late XX century to over 9,000 in 2006. [1] This has substantially changed the face of the town, resulting in blocks of flats replacing the older two-storey buildings as the preferred means of accommodation. Furthermore, the traditional agriculture and livestock industries have been superseded by heavy industry.

The town's main festival takes place the third Sunday of May in honour of the Virgin of Navalazarza.

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