Coslada

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Coslada
City Hall
City Hall
Flag of Coslada
Flag
Coat of arms of Coslada
Coat of arms
Location of the municipality of Coslada within the Community of Madrid
Location of the municipality of Coslada within the Community of Madrid
Coslada is located in Spain
Coslada
Coslada
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 40°25′34″N 3°33′54″W / 40.42611°N 3.56500°W / 40.42611; -3.56500Coordinates: 40°25′34″N 3°33′54″W / 40.42611°N 3.56500°W / 40.42611; -3.56500
CountrySpain Spain
RegionCommunity of Madrid Community of Madrid
ComarcaMadrid metropolitan area
Government
 • MayorÁngel Viveros (2015) (PSOE)
Area
 • Total12.1 km2 (4.7 sq mi)
Elevation
621 m (2,037 ft)
Population
(2017)
 • Total83,011
 • Density6,900/km2 (18,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Cosladeño/a
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
28821, 28822, 28823
Dialing code91
WebsiteOfficial website

Coslada (Spanish pronunciation: [kozˈlaða]) is a city and municipality in the autonomous community of Madrid in central Spain. As of 2015, the mayor of Coslada is Ángel Viveros Gutiérrez (PSOE).

The Dry Port of the Community of Madrid is located in Coslada, which turns the city into a strategic point. The majority of the companies which transport important commodities that operate in Spain have branch offices in Coslada. Another economic asset is its proximity to the Airport of Barajas, where a great percentage of its population is employed.

Area and Population[edit]

  • Area: 12 km²
  • There are 102,890 inhabitants.
  • Migration: there are 17,000 foreign-born inhabitants, who represent 12% of the total population. Most are Romanians, though there are also small numbers of Chinese, Latin Americans, Guineans, Vietnamese and Indians.
  • Population density: 6,907.8/km²
  • Inhabitants of Coslada are called Cosladeños.

Location and Transportation[edit]

  • Coslada is located at 40,25° North, 3,32° West.
  • 12 kilometres east of downtown Madrid, Coslada is part of the metropolitan area.
  • The city is surrounded by other municipalities such as Madrid and San Fernando de Henares.
  • Coslada is covered and connected to the Madrid metropolitan area by the line (L7) of the Madrid Metro in May 2007, local and regional bus lines, a commuter trains line (C-1,C-2 and C-7) and several major freeways (A-2 (Madrid-Barcelona), M-40,M-45,M-50) and toll highways (R-3).

Notable people[edit]

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