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Full nameAlcobendas
Settlement typeMunicipality
Autonomous communityMadrid
ComarcaMadrid metropolitan area
FoundedEn torno a 1208
AlcaldeIgnacio García de Vinuesa (2007)
Total Area17.4 sq mi (44.98 km2)
Elevation2296.6 ft (700 m)
Total Population107514 (2008)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
DemonymAlcobendense or alcobendano
Other information
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)
- Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code28100, 28108, 28109

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Alcobendas (-esalkoˈβendas) is a city located in the Community of Madrid, central Spain. It is located roughly 13 km north of Madrid and 7 km from the Barajas International Airport. It includes a central urban zone, a recently built district known as Valdelasfuentes, La Moraleja and El Soto de la Moraleja residential zones, the Valdelatas natural reserve and a light industrial zone. A huge high-tech firm area known as Valdelacasa is being built. Home for the Cosmocaixa sciences museum and the Diversia entertainment center, it is also the location of a basketball museum organized by Pedro Ferrándiz Foundation which is a home to FIBA Hall of Fame.

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