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Soto del Real

Soto del Real, whose former name was Chozas de la Sierra, is a town and municipality in the northern area of the autonomous Community of Madrid which had 8,294 inhabitants in 2009.

Soto del Real
Coat of arms
Soto del Real
Location in Spain
Coordinates:40°45′15″N3°47′0″W /40.75417°N 3.78333°W /40.75417; -3.78333Coordinates: 40°45′15″N3°47′0″W /40.75417°N 3.78333°W /40.75417; -3.78333
CountrySpain
Autonomous communityMadrid
ProvinceMadrid
ComarcaCuenca Alta del Manzanares
Judicial districtColmenar Viejo
FoundedSee text
Government
• MayorJuan Lobato Gandarias (PSOE)
Area
• Total42.17 km2 (16.28 sq mi)
Elevation
921 m (3,022 ft)
Highest elevation
2,119 m (6,952 ft)
Lowest elevation
890 m (2,920 ft)
Population
(2018)
• Total8,694
• Density210/km2 (530/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Sotorrealeño, ña
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
• Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
28791
Dialing code847
Official language(s)Spanish
WebsiteOfficial website

43 kilometers away from Madrid, the capital city, it is located between the towns of Manzanares el Real and Miraflores de la Sierra, and close to the Santillana reservoir.

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It is located in the north of the Community of Madrid, in Spain, in the centre of the Iberian Peninsula. The municipality has an elongated shape that goes from Northwest to Southeast, and the majority of it is protected inside the Parque Regional de la Cuenca Alta del Manzanares.

It borders with Manzanares el Real on the West, Miraflores de la Sierra on the East, Colmenar Viejo on the South, and Rascafría on the North.

Soto del Real encompasses a variety of terrains: mountain tops, slopes, and the Manzanares-Guadalix tectonic pit. The urban nucleus is inside the pit, going through the Mediano, Chozas and Matarrubias streams, which flow into the Santillana reservoir, so they are tributaries of the Manzanares river.

Geologically speaking, it is divided into the Mountain range, where there is a predominance of Gneiss with granite outcrops, and the pit formed by a tertiary sedimentary fill. Furthermore, in the South area there is limestone from the Mesozoic era.

The first evidence of settlements in Soto del Real dates from the 10th century, with archeological remains of houses and ceramics attributed to shepherds.

During the 13th century, the area encompassing Colmenar Viejo, Chozas de la Sierra and Porquerizas (Miraflores de la Sierra) was a source of legal conflict between the provinces of Madrid and Segovia, with John I of Castile incorporating Chozas to the municipality of El Real de Manzanres in 1389.

In 1568 Philip II of Spain exempted Chozas from El Real de Manzanares.

The name Soto del Real has been in use since a 1959 vote in which the local population chose the name over Alameda de la Sierra or its historic one, Chozas de la Sierra. The town's coat of arms makes reference to both of the town's names.

Soto makes reference to the numerous trees and forests surrounding (in Spanish Sotos), del Real referring to its historical ties to El Real de Manzanares from 1389 till 1568.

The first weekend of August Soto del Real celebrates its festivities in honour of the Virgen del Rosario (Our Lady of the Rosary), patron of the municipality.

The 7 October, day of the Virgin of the Rosary, is also celebrated, as is 15 May, day of San Isidro

  • 721: Madrid (Plaza de Castilla) - Colmenar Viejo (only Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holidays the buses of this line continue to Madrid V Penitentiary Center, in the outskirts of Soto del Real)
  • 724: Madrid (Plaza de Castilla) - Manzanares el Real - El Boalo
  1. Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.


Soto del Real
Soto del Real Language Watch Edit Soto del Real whose former name was Chozas de la Sierra is a town and municipality in the northern area of the autonomous Community of Madrid which had 8 294 inhabitants in 2009 Soto del RealMunicipalityCoat of armsSoto del RealLocation in SpainCoordinates 40 45 15 N 3 47 0 W 40 75417 N 3 78333 W 40 75417 3 78333 Coordinates 40 45 15 N 3 47 0 W 40 75417 N 3 78333 W 40 75417 3 78333Country SpainAutonomous community MadridProvinceMadridComarcaCuenca Alta del ManzanaresJudicial districtColmenar ViejoFoundedSee textGovernment MayorJuan Lobato Gandarias PSOE Area Total42 17 km2 16 28 sq mi Elevation921 m 3 022 ft Highest elevation2 119 m 6 952 ft Lowest elevation890 m 2 920 ft Population 2018 1 Total8 694 Density210 km2 530 sq mi Demonym s Sotorrealeno naTime zoneUTC 1 CET Summer DST UTC 2 CEST Postal code28791Dialing code847Official language s SpanishWebsiteOfficial website 43 kilometers away from Madrid the capital city it is located between the towns of Manzanares el Real and Miraflores de la Sierra and close to the Santillana reservoir Contents 1 Geography 2 History 3 Festivities 4 Bus lines 5 References 6 External linksGeography EditIt is located in the north of the Community of Madrid in Spain in the centre of the Iberian Peninsula The municipality has an elongated shape that goes from Northwest to Southeast and the majority of it is protected inside the Parque Regional de la Cuenca Alta del Manzanares It borders with Manzanares el Real on the West Miraflores de la Sierra on the East Colmenar Viejo on the South and Rascafria on the North Soto del Real encompasses a variety of terrains mountain tops slopes and the Manzanares Guadalix tectonic pit The urban nucleus is inside the pit going through the Mediano Chozas and Matarrubias streams which flow into the Santillana reservoir so they are tributaries of the Manzanares river Geologically speaking it is divided into the Mountain range where there is a predominance of Gneiss with granite outcrops and the pit formed by a tertiary sedimentary fill Furthermore in the South area there is limestone from the Mesozoic era History EditThe first evidence of settlements in Soto del Real dates from the 10th century with archeological remains of houses and ceramics attributed to shepherds During the 13th century the area encompassing Colmenar Viejo Chozas de la Sierra and Porquerizas Miraflores de la Sierra was a source of legal conflict between the provinces of Madrid and Segovia with John I of Castile incorporating Chozas to the municipality of El Real de Manzanres in 1389 In 1568 Philip II of Spain exempted Chozas from El Real de Manzanares The name Soto del Real has been in use since a 1959 vote in which the local population chose the name over Alameda de la Sierra or its historic one Chozas de la Sierra The town s coat of arms makes reference to both of the town s names Soto makes reference to the numerous trees and forests surrounding in Spanish Sotos del Real referring to its historical ties to El Real de Manzanares from 1389 till 1568 Festivities EditThe first weekend of August Soto del Real celebrates its festivities in honour of the Virgen del Rosario Our Lady of the Rosary patron of the municipality The 7 October day of the Virgin of the Rosary is also celebrated as is 15 May day of San IsidroBus lines EditSE720 Colmenar Viejo Manzanares el Real720 Colmenar Viejo Collado Villalba721 Madrid Plaza de Castilla Colmenar Viejo only Friday Saturday Sunday and holidays the buses of this line continue to Madrid V Penitentiary Center in the outskirts of Soto del Real 724 Madrid Plaza de Castilla Manzanares el Real El Boalo725 Madrid Plaza de Castilla Miraflores de la Sierra Bustarviejo Valdemanco726 Madrid Plaza de Castilla Guadalix NavalafuenteReferences Edit Municipal Register of Spain 2018 National Statistics Institute External links EditMunicipal website in Spanish Soto del Real Forum Foro de Soto del Real in Spanish Municipal news website in Spanish Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title Soto del Real amp oldid 1033237036, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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