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For the municipality in the Philippines, see Leganes, Iloilo.

Leganés is a ceety in central Spain. Pairt o the greater Madrid conurbation - mainly a satellite-ceety wi a population o 186,066 (1 Januar 2009) it is locatit aboot 11 km soothwast o the ceety centre.

Leganés
City
Banner o Leganés
Banner
Offeecial seal o Leganés
Seal
Location in Madrid, Spain
Location in Madrid, Spain
Leganés is locatit in Spain
Leganés
Leganés
Location of Leganés within Spain
Coordinates: 40°19′41″N 3°45′52″W / 40.32806°N 3.76444°W / 40.32806; -3.76444Coordinates: 40°19′41″N 3°45′52″W / 40.32806°N 3.76444°W / 40.32806; -3.76444
Kintra Spain Spain
Autonomous commonty Commonty o Madrid Commonty o Madrid
Comarca Madrid metropolitan aurie
Foondit 1280
Govrenment
 • Alcalde Jesús Gómez Ruíz (PP)
Aurie
 • City 43 km2 (16.6 sq mi)
Elevation 666.22 m (2,185.76 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Density 4,327.7/km2 (11,208.8/sq mi)
 • Urban 186.066
 • Demonym Leganense, pepinero
Time zone EST (UTC+1)
Wabsteid Leganes.org

On 3 Apryle 2004 Leganés achievit a measur o unwantit notoriety when five o the suspects in the 11 Mairch 2004 Madrid attacks blew thairsels up in a apairtment biggin as polis muivit in tae reest thaim. Aw five wur killed, alang wi ane GEO polis officer.

Leganés hooses a branch o the Universidad Carlos III, foondit in 1989, namely the Escuela Politecnica Superior (EPS) which affers telecommunications ingineerin, industrial ingineerin an computer ingineerin, amang mony ither degrees. Universidad Carlos III is recognisit as first-cless in research an teachin amang ither varsities in Spain. The ither campuses o Universidad Carlos III are situatit in Getafe an Colmenarejo, housomeivver the ane locatit in Leganés is the anerly ane that haes a sports centre. Leganés' student accommodation biggin is cried Fernando Abril Martorell an haes a capacity o 300 students.

It is connectit tae Madrid via the Cercanías (Train, line C5), an Metrosur, ane o the lines o Metro. Leganés haes 6 Metrosur stations.

Parquesur, in Leganés, biggit in the early 90's is currently ane o the biggest shoppin centres in Europe. It wis completely refurbished an extendit in 2005.

Leganés haes a street namit AC/DC in honour o the famous Australie rock baund. The baund visitit Leganés in order tae inaugurate the street. The street sign wis frequently stolen till the cooncil decidit tae pent it on the waw insteid o replacin the sign ower an ower again. Nouadays, the sign can be bocht at mony local shops as a souvenir.

Sports an leisurEedit

The ceety haes got a vera wide range o shops an faimily centres, specially surroondin the aurie o Parquesur. An aw, aw o the neebourheids hae got at least twa big pairks. The ceety is vera well kent acause o the quality o thair restaurants an aw, maist o thaim locatit in the dountoun or in near pairks as La Chopera.

The "Pista de Hielo" is a normal-size ice skeitchin rink that trains fowk frae aw aroond Madrid in feegur skeitchin an ice hockey. It is the venue for the Leganés ice hockey team an aw. Amang the "Pista de Hielo", thare are ten sports centres in the ceety (Polideportivo Europa, Los Frailes, Alfredo Di Stefano, Olimpia, Butarque, La Cantera). Thir centres hae mony facilities as basketbaw fields, fitbaa fields, athletics fields, gymnasium, sauna, soummin puil an mony ithers.

The ceety team is the CD Leganés, currently playin on the Segunda División. Fitbaa is the maist played sport in Leganés, bein Leganes the seicont ceety efter Madrid in terms o federatit clubs in the Autonomous Commonty o Madrid.

Leganés hae a Offeecial Leids Schuil an aw, in which the residents o the ceety can study Inglis, French, German, Portuguese, Italian, Roushie, or even Spainyie (adaptit for immigrants). The taxes o the schuil are peyed bi the Govrenment o Madrid sae that the residents anerly pey a single quote o 80 € a year for ony o the leids. Thare are special discoonts tae students that study mair nor ane leid at the same time an for faimilies that hae mair nor ane body studyin at it as well.

Some o the neebourheids hae a cultural centre an aw. (San Nicasio, Centro, Zarzaquemada, El Carrascal)

Public Halth CareEedit

The main hospital o Leganés is the Severo Ochoa's Hospital an thare are mony halth care centres in each neebourheid. The ceety staunds oot for its research in mental illnesses. Thare is ane public orphanage an aw, ane auld fowk's hame an ane centre dedicatit tae disabled fowk.

Twin touns an sister ceetiesEedit

Leganés is twinned wi:

WeatherEedit

Climate data for Leganés, Spain
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average heich °F 50.9 54.0 59.9 63.0 70.9 81.9 90.0 90.0 81.9 68.0 57.9 52.0 68.4
Average law °F 32.0 34.9 37.9 41.9 47.8 55.9 61.0 61.0 54.9 46.9 38.8 34.9 45.7
Average precipitation inches 1.80 1.70 1.50 1.80 1.60 1.00 0.40 0.40 1.20 1.80 2.50 1.90 17.60
Average heich °C 10.5 12.2 15.5 17.2 21.6 27.7 32.2 32.2 27.7 20.0 14.4 11.1 20.2
Average law °C 0.0 1.6 3.3 5.5 8.8 13.3 16.1 16.1 12.7 8.3 3.8 1.6 7.6
Average precipitation mm 45.7 43.2 38.1 45.7 40.6 25.4 10.2 10.2 30.5 45.7 63.5 48.3 447.0
Source: http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/wxclimatology/monthly/SPXX0048 [1]

ReferencesEedit

  1. "http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/wxclimatology/monthly/SPXX0048 The Weather Channel Interactive, Inc". Retrieved June 2009.  horizontal tab character in |title= at poseetion 86 (help); Check date values in: |accessdate= (help); Freemit airtin in |title= (help)

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