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Comunidad de Madrid is an autonomous community of Spain located in the center of the Iberian Peninsula and, within this, in the center of the Central Plateau. It borders the provinces of Guadalajara, Cuenca, Toledo (Castile-La Mancha), Avila and Segovia (Castilla y León). Its capital, Madrid, is also the capital of Spain. Its estimated population is 6,489,680 inhabitants (INE 2011), which is concentrated in the metropolitan area.
Galapagar is a municipality of the Northwest Community of Madrid (Spain), about 33 kilometers from the state capital. It extends over an area of ??65 km ². Bordered Collado Villalba, Colmenarejo, Torrelodones, Las Rozas de Madrid, El Escorial, San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Villanueva del Linnet, Hoyo de Manzanares, Moralzarzal and Guadarrama.
The Climate Galapagar is called Interior Mediterranean climate, very cold winters and warm summers. The temperature is usually slightly lower than in the capital (Madrid) as it pertains to the saw. From on record, 20 years ago, the minimum temperature recorded is -10.4 ° ??C (2009) and maximum of 37.8 ° C (2006) Precipitation is moderate, about 500 ml/m2 per year. The average is 5 to 10 days with snowfall, 10-20 foggy days and 20-30 days with thunderstorms per year.
Galapagar parties are held the week of September 14 of each year, a public holiday in the town in honor of the Holy Christ of Mercy, patron of the town. During the same, each year a number of activities developed where it involves the whole population, highlighting sports championships and concerts by national and international artists. It also holds a Novillera bullfighting at the Plaza de Toros installed each year in the park of Toril, and closures that run along it. There is also a fairground located in the Guadarrama with fabulous attractions.