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Leganés municipality
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Leganés coat of arms
Leganés (Spain)
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Basic data
Autonomous Community : Madrid
Comarca : Area metropolitana de Madrid
Coordinates 40 ° 20 ′  N , 3 ° 46 ′  W Coordinates: 40 ° 20 ′  N , 3 ° 46 ′  W
Height : 665  msnm
Area : 43 km²
Residents : 189,861 (Jan 1, 2019)
Population density : 4,415.37 inhabitants / km²
Founding: 1280
Postal code : E-28910 to E-28919
Municipality number  ( INE ): 28074
Mayor : Rafael Gómez Montoya ( PSOE )
Website : www.leganes.org

Leganés is a southern suburb of Madrid in Spain . It is 665 meters above sea level and covers an area of ​​around 43 km². On January 1, 2019, the municipality had 189,861 inhabitants.


Leganés was founded in 1280 by Alfonso X founded.

During the Spanish Civil War , the city was the seat of government of the republic until the conquest of Madrid by Franco on November 2, 1936.

On April 3, 2004, seven attackers in the March 11, 2004 attack blew themselves up in an apartment in Leganés when a special unit of the Grupo Especial de Operaciones tried to arrest them. The men and a policeman died.

coat of arms

Description: The coat of arms is divided and quartered at an angle at the top in blue and silver and shows in each of the blue fields a golden handle basket with gold and red meshwork, in which two black- tongued green seven-headed hydras snake up, and in the silver fields five black ones Stoat . The eighteen times in red with golden fort and blue door and windows and silver with gold-winning rotgezungten purple lion gestückte board surrounds everything.

Below is a stylized silver island in blue with six plants of the same color.

The golden crown rests above the coat of arms .


Statue of the holy virgin

On August 15th the procession in honor of the Blessed Virgin takes place.

In Leganés there is a campus of the Carlos III University of Madrid , which is based in neighboring Getafe .

In honor of the rock band AC / DC , a street was renamed "Calle de AC / DC" on March 2, 2000.


The football club CD Leganés has played in the Primera División , the top division in Spain , since the 2016/17 season . The home games are played in the Estadio Municipal de Butarque , which is located in the northeast of the city.

Web links

Commons : Leganés  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Cifras oficiales de población resultantes de la revisión del Padrón municipal a 1 de enero . Population statistics from the Instituto Nacional de Estadística (population update).