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Móstoles is the seicont-lairgest ceety in population belangin tae the autonomous Commonty o Madrid. It is locatit 18 kilometres soothwast from central Madrid. Móstoles wis for a lang time anerly a smaw veelage, but expandit rapidly in the twintiet century.

Móstoles
Municipality
Kirk o the Assumption, Móstoles' auldest biggin
Kirk o the Assumption, Móstoles' auldest biggin
Banner o Móstoles
Banner
Coat o airms o Móstoles
Coat o airms
Móstoles is locatit in Spain
Móstoles
Móstoles
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 40°20′0″N 3°52′0″W / 40.33333°N 3.86667°W / 40.33333; -3.86667
Kintra Spain Spain
Region Commonty o Madrid Commonty o Madrid
Comarca Madrid metropolitan aurie
Govrenment
 • Mayor Daniel Ortiz (PP)
Aurie
 • Total 45.36 km2 (17.51 sq mi)
Elevation 620 m (2,030 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Tot 206,478
 • Density 4,600/km2 (12,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Mostoleños, Mostolenses, Mostoleros
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Simmer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 28930 - 28939
Wabsteid www.mostoles.es

Tae some extent it is a dormitory suburb o Madrid, but it is hame tae several polígonos (industrial estates) an aw. The ceety hosts the main campus o the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos.

Poleetically, the ceety muivit frae the left tae the richt wi the election in 2003 o Esteban Parro del Prado (Partido Popular) as mayor.

HistoryEedit

Móstoles became famous on 2 Mey 1808, when, awtho it wis anerly a smaw veelage, ane o its twa mayors, Andrés Torrejón, declared war on Fraunce, follaein the Dos de Mayo Uprising the same day in Madrid which stairtit the Peninsular War. A resident of Móstoles, Manuela Malasaña, became a popular heroine o the uprisin that day; a subwey station an seicontar schuil in Móstoles an a neebourheid in Madrid are namit efter her.

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Hermitage

Some o the maist important monuments in Móstoles are; the Mudéjar-styled kirk o La Asunción, whose touer provides a hame for storks; the Baroque hermitage o La Virgen de los Santos (17t century) an the Monument tae the Mayor (1908), locatit in Pradillo Square.

TransportationEedit

Móstoles is connectit tae ither suburbs an tae central Madrid bi the Metrosur line (line 12, Madrid Metro), a commuter train line (line C-5 Cercanías Madrid), local an regional bus lines an several major freeweys (A-5 (Madrid-Badajoz-Lisbon), M-50) an toll heich-gates (R-5).

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