Somosierra is a municipality in the Community of Madrid, Spain, located at 83 km north of Madrid, in the mountain pass with the same name, at an elevation of 1433 metres above sea level, being the northernmost town of Community of Madrid.[1] The Battle of Somosierra was fought here in 1808 during the Napoleonic Wars, and the Battle of Guadarrama was fought nearby in 1936 during the Spanish Civil War.

Somosierra
Parroquia Nuestra Señora de las Nieves en Somosierra.jpg
Coat of arms of Somosierra
Somosierra (Madrid) mapa.svg
CountrySpain
ProvinceCommunity of Madrid
Government
 • MayorFrancisco Sanz Gutierrez
Area
 • Total20.42 km2 (7.88 sq mi)
Elevation1,433 m (4,701 ft)
Population
 (2018)[2]
 • Total80
 • Density3.9/km2 (10/sq mi)
 [3]
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
28756

Public transportEdit

Nowadays the only way to arrive to Somosierra is with the following bus lines:

191: Madrid - Buitrago

191B: Buitrago - Somosierra

Formerly, the train line Madrid - Burgos passed through the village (it also had a train station called Robregordo-Somosierra, although it didn’t gave service to Somosierra), but since 2011 the trains are no longer passing due to a landslide in the Somosierra tunnel.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Datos de altitud para Somosierra en la página de previsión meteorológica de AEMET provenientes del Nomenclátor geográfico de municipios y entidades de población del Instituto Geográfico Nacional". Agencia Estatal de Meteorología.
  2. ^ Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.
  3. ^ 2016 Municipal Register of Spain

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