Santa María de la Alameda

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Santa María de la Alameda
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CountrySpain
RegionCommunity of Madrid
Area
 • Total74.41 km2 (28.73 sq mi)
Elevation
1,409 m (4,623 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total1,182
 • Density16/km2 (41/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

Santa María de la Alameda (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈsanta maˈɾi.a ðe la alaˈmeða]) is a municipality of the Community of Madrid, Spain. It is linked to the city of Madrid and the town of El Escorial by regular train services. A popular weekend and holiday destination, Santa Maria is popular with anglers, hunters, walkers and outdoors enthusiasts.

Originally a group of cattle-raising hamlets, the municipality comprises different settlements: Las Herreras, La Hoya, Navalespino, La Paradilla, Robledondo, Santa María de la Alameda and Santa María Estación.[2] In time, the nucleus of "Santa María Estación", developed around the railway station, has grown to become the most populated settlement.[3] The capital of the municipality (the namesake "Santa María de la Alameda") is located at an elevation of 1,409 metres.[4] The municipality covers an area of 74.41 km2,[5] including the exclave of Dehesa de la Cepeda, a mostly pasture area geographically located between the provinces of Ávila and Segovia in the autonomous community of Castile and León.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipal Register of Spain 2018". National Statistics Institute. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Santa María de la Alameda". Madridiario. 9 October 2007.
  3. ^ Unceta, María; Echenagusia, Javier (2006). Madrid. Guía turística del Canal de Isabel II. La Sierra del Agua (PDF). Santillana Ediciones Generales. p. 209.
  4. ^ "Predicción por municipios. Santa María de la Alameda (Madrid)". AEMET.
  5. ^ "Municipios". Datos del Registro de Entidades Locales. Ministerio de Hacienda y Administraciones Públicas.

Coordinates: 40°36′N 4°15′W / 40.600°N 4.250°W / 40.600; -4.250