Villamantilla

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Villamantilla
Municipal location within the Community of Madrid.
Municipal location within the Community of Madrid.
Country Spain
Autonomous communityCommunity of Madrid
Area
 • Total9.26 sq mi (23.99 km2)
Elevation
1,800 ft (550 m)
Population
(2017)
 • Total1,382
 • Density150/sq mi (58/km2)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

Villamantilla is a municipality of the Community of Madrid, Spain. In 2016 it had a population of 1,334.

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 in Francoist Spain.[1][2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (in Spanish) Cristina Galindo, ¿Y un ecuatoriano en La Moncloa?, El País, 30 December 2008
  2. ^ (in 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. ^ (in 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