Villamantilla

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Villamantilla
Municipality
Municipal location within the Community of Madrid.
Municipal location within the Community of Madrid.
Country  Spain
Autonomous community Community of Madrid
Elevation 1,800 ft (550 m)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Villamantilla is a municipality of the Community of Madrid, Spain.

It is mostly known because at its head is the only Black mayor of Spain, Juan Antonio de la Morena (for the right-wing Partido Popular), born from a Black father and a mother from Equatorial Guinea. He was first elected in 2007 (57.83% for the PP list), and reelected in 2011 (62.64%). His father, uncle and grandfather had already been mayors or vice-mayors of the town, including under Franco's dictatorship.[1][2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Spanish) Cristina Galindo, ¿Y un ecuatoriano en La Moncloa?, El País, 30 December 2008
  2. ^ (Spanish) Reelegido en Villamantilla (Madrid) por mayoría absoluta el único alcalde negro de España Archived March 26, 2012, at the Wayback Machine., Terra Noticias - Europa Press, 23 May 2011
  3. ^ (Spanish) Electoral results in Villamantilla - 2003, 2007 and 2011 municipal elections

Coordinates: 40°20′N 4°08′W / 40.333°N 4.133°W / 40.333; -4.133