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- Created 2012-03-24
(alkorˈkon) is a city in the
metropolitan area of Madrid
;, it had a population of 168,229. It is located in the
. It is located 13 km to the south-west of Madrid.
The site appears to have been inhabited since prehistoric times. The name is of Arabic origin, but little is known of Alcorcón before the
. An early written reference to Alcorcón is in a medieval document that dates from 28 July 1208. Alcorcón has a small historic centre (including the church of
Santa María la Blanca
), which is protected as an "archaeological zone". The centre is surrounded by modern developments, as Alcorcón has been growing rapidly in recent times due to migration from other parts of Spain and Latin America.
Alcorcón has two hospitals, the Fundación Hospital de Alcorcón (which is state owned, but run privately), and the Hospital Sur Madrid (a totally private hospital). The Alcorcón campus of the
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
teaches health-related courses.
The city is home to the football team
Agrupación Deportiva de Alcorcón
. And also
. In addition
Club Atletico de Madrid
is going to build training facilities in the north of the municipality.
In February 2013, it was announced that
will be built in Alcorcón.
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