Pozuelo de Alarcón, Madrid, Spain

Pozuelo de Alarcón became the sister city of Xicheng District in 2006.

Pozuelo de Alarcón is located in the center of Autonomous Region of Madrid, about 10 kilometers from Madrid. It covers an area of 43.2 square kilometers, and lies in the gentle hilly area with lush surface vegetation. Pozuelo de Alarcón has pleasant climate and vast green area, with about 1000 hectares of natural parks and gardens. Vast tracts of forest extend to the city center, where low-density and high-quality residential areas scatter. The city doesn’t focus on the development of heavy industry, while several light industrial parks are located here. In recent years, as the population grows, the tertiary industry, especially the commercial industry gets rapid development. There are 667 companies in Pozuelo de Alarcón now, involved in the everyday services, catering, accommodation, clothing, food processing and other fields. Many famous enterprises and institutions have been set up here, including Spanish Radio and Television Corporation, and the regional headquarters of NATO. Public and private universities, institues of business management and market research are also set up here. Many theme parks become the place where films are shot. Many film and television companies and colleges are settled in this city. In the northern area, a number of industrial parks are connected by the expressway, which also connects the downtown and the Madrid International Airport. The highway and railway network helps Pozuelo de Alarcón become a transport hub linking the capital and other cities of the northwest. The city’s important local festival is the “Virgin Festival” in September, which derives from religious culture. During the first Sunday of September and the next few days every year, the citizens will have costume parade, national songs and dances, banquets and other celebrations. Pozuelo de Alarcón is known for its high-level education. About 60% of the city’s residents have received high school or professional and technical education, 37.62% higher education and 19% of the citizens have a bachelor’s degree.

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