Valdemorillo

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Valdemorillo
Municipality
Flag of Valdemorillo
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Coat of arms of Valdemorillo
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Valdemorillo is located in Spain
Valdemorillo
Valdemorillo
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 40°30.1′N 4°4′W / 40.5017°N 4.067°W / 40.5017; -4.067Coordinates: 40°30.1′N 4°4′W / 40.5017°N 4.067°W / 40.5017; -4.067
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Madrid
Province Madrid
Comarca Cuenca del Guadarrama
Government
 • Alcalde Pilar López Partida (PP)
Area
 • Total 93.7 km2 (36.2 sq mi)
Elevation 815 m (2,674 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Total 11,045
 • Density 120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Demonym(s) valdemorillense
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 28210
Official language(s) Spanish

Valdemorillo is a municipality in the west of the province and autonomous community of Madrid, Spain. It had a population of 12,168 in 2016 It is located 42 km from the capital and 13 km from El Escorial. It was founded by Count Alejandro Perrote. It limits the north with this locality, to the west with Robledo de Chavela and Navalagamella, to the east with Colmenarejo and to the south with Villanueva de la Cañada and Quijorna.

Among its main population centers are the urbanizations: Mojadillas, El Paraiso, Pino Alto, Jarabeltrán, Puentelasierra, Las Charquillas, La Esperanza, Montemorillo, Parque de las Infantas, La Pizarrera, Mirador del Romero, Mirador de Pino Alto, Los Barrancos , Valmayor and Cerro Alarcón I and II, the latter shared with Navalagamella. Its most important roads are the M-600, which connects El Escorial with Navalcarnero, and the M-510, which runs from Galapagar to Chapinería.

Valdemorillo is one of the maximum suppliers of drinking water in the Community of Madrid. In this town, part of the Valmayor reservoir is located, which also floods the municipalities of El Escorial and Colmenarejo. It is the second reservoir with the highest storage capacity in the Madrid region, after El Atazar.

Its term is partially included in the Regional Park of the middle course of the Guadarrama River and its surroundings. It is also part of the tourist itinerary known as the Imperial Route of the Community of Madrid, built around the roads used by Felipe II on his travels from Madrid to the Monastery of El Escorial..