Daganzo de Arriba

Daganzo de Arriba is a Spanish municipality in the Comarca de Alcalá, located in the east of Autonomous Community of Madrid. It has a population of about 9,000 (including the residents of the permanent camping that is in the town), of which are mostly young families, in more recent times people have been purchasing homes in the new housing subdivisions that are being built and residing within those new neighborhoods.

Daganzo de Arriba
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Daganzo de Arriba is located in Spain
Daganzo de Arriba
Daganzo de Arriba
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 40°32′36″N 3°27′26″W / 40.54333°N 3.45722°W / 40.54333; -3.45722Coordinates: 40°32′36″N 3°27′26″W / 40.54333°N 3.45722°W / 40.54333; -3.45722
Country Spain
Autonomous community Madrid
ProvinceMadrid
ComarcaComarca de Alcalá
Judicial districtTorrejón de Ardoz
Government
 • AlcaldeSergio Berzal (2011) (Partido Popular)
Area
 • Total43.8 km2 (16.9 sq mi)
Elevation
673 m (2,208 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total10,061
 • Density230/km2 (590/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Daganceño
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
28814
Official language(s)Spanish
WebsiteOfficial website

It is 27 km to the east-northeast of Madrid and 11 km to the north of Alcalá de Henares. It has an altitude of 673 meters above sea level and has a municipal area of 4,325 hectares.

The village is surrounded by small hills. From north to south, the river Torote runs through the village, in whose margins was located the first settlement of this town, in the same place where the church of Nuestra Señora del Espino is, and stream Valseco.

There are two industrial parks which collectively employ about 1,800 workers, of which 800 are residents of the town. The rest come from other nearby municipalities. It has an important agriculture according to the area of the municipality, which is quite extensive and of acceptable quality.

The climate that dominates the area is characterized by very high summer temperatures and low winter temperatures. Rainfall in summer is almost zero and medium in periods of autumn and winter, therefore is unevenly distributed throughout the year. The average annual temperature is 14.5 °C with temperatures ranging from 27 °C in summer to 5 °C in winter.

  1. ^ Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.