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

San Sebastián de los Reyes
Flag of San Sebastián de los Reyes
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Coat of arms of San Sebastián de los Reyes
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): 
Sanse, Pamplona chica
San Sebastián de los Reyes is located in Spain
San Sebastián de los Reyes
San Sebastián de los Reyes
San Sebastián de los Reyes is located in Community of Madrid
San Sebastián de los Reyes
San Sebastián de los Reyes
Coordinates: 40°32′49″N 3°37′33″W / 40.54694°N 3.62583°W / 40.54694; -3.62583
CountrySpain
RegionCommunity of Madrid
Founded1492
Government
 • Typeayuntamiento
 • MayorNarciso Romero (PSOE)
Area
 • Total59.26 km2 (22.88 sq mi)
 • Land59.26 km2 (22.88 sq mi)
Elevation
730 m (2,400 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total87,724
 • Density1,500/km2 (3,800/sq mi)
Time zoneCET (GMT +1)
 • Summer (DST)CEST (GMT +2)
Post code
28701-28703, 28706-28709
Area code(s)+34 91
Websitehttp://www.ssreyes.org/
Town hall

It forms an urban continuum with the neighboring Alcobendas,[2] 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 in the north of the municipality, hosted the Spanish Grand Prix and Spanish motorcycle Grand Prix between the 1960s and 1980s.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Municipal Register of Spain 2018". National Statistics Institute. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  2. ^ Díaz Pacheco, Jaime; Hewitt, Richard (2010). "El territorio como bien de consumo las grandes superficies comerciales en el contexto metropolitano y su implicación para el desarrollo urbano sostenible". In Carlos Cornejo Nieto; Juan Morán Sáez; José Prada Trigo (eds.). Ciudad, territorio y paisaje: Reflexiones para un debate multidisciplinar (PDF). p. 243. ISBN 978-84-92943-28-9.
  3. ^ "Los jóvenes de Sanse visitan la ciudad hermana de Baunatal". Gente Digital. 27 September 2012.

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