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San Sebastián de los Reyes

San Sebastián de los Reyes (colloquially called "Sanse") is a municipality in the Community of Madrid in Spain. Founded in 1492, it is located 20 km north of Madrid.

San Sebastián de los Reyes
Municipality
Flag of San Sebastián de los Reyes
Flag
Coat of arms of San Sebastián de los Reyes
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): Sanse, Pamplona chica
Location of San Sebastián de los Reyes within Madrid
Location of San Sebastián de los Reyes within Madrid
Coordinates: 40°32′49″N 3°37′33″W / 40.54694°N 3.62583°W / 40.54694; -3.62583
CountrySpain Spain
RegionCommunity of Madrid Community of Madrid
ComarcaMadrid metropolitan area
Founded1492
Government
 • TypeAyuntamiento
 • MayorManuel Ángel Fernández Mateo (PP)
Area
 • Total59.26 km2 (22.88 sq mi)
 • Land59.26 km2 (22.88 sq mi)
Elevation730 m (2,400 ft)
Population (2009)INE
 • Total75,912
 • Density1,170/km2 (3,000/sq mi)
Time zoneCET (GMT +1)
 • Summer (DST)CEST (GMT +2)
Post code28701-28703, 28706-28709
Area code(s)+34 91
Websitehttp://www.ssreyes.org/
Town hall

It is geographically joined with neighboring Alcobendas and they share a common RENFE commuter line to Madrid Atocha. Access by road is also excellent as it lies at the northernmost junctions of the motorway network to Zaragoza, Burgos, Barajas airport, and the Madrid motorway highway.

Major industrial companies have branches in San Sebastián de los Reyes, including IKEA, Leroy Merlin, PC City, Selther, Carrefour, Alternate, Media Markt, Telepizza, Antena 3, and many more.

The Jarama Circuit, located at San Sebastián de los Reyes, hosted the Spanish Grand Prix and Spanish motorcycle Grand Prix between the 1960s and 1980s.

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