Madrid, Cundinamarca

Madrid
Municipality and town
Church of Madrid
Church of Madrid
Flag of Madrid
Flag
Location of the municipality and town of Madrid in the Cundinamarca Department of Colombia
Location of the municipality and town of Madrid in the Cundinamarca Department of Colombia
Madrid is located in Colombia
Madrid
Madrid
Location in Colombia
Coordinates: 4°44′04″N 74°16′06″W / 4°44′04″N 74°16′06″W / 4.73444; -74.26833
Country Colombia
Department Cundinamarca
ProvinceWestern Savanna Province
Founded7 June 1559
Founded byPedro Fernández Madrid
Government
 • MayorOrlando Alberto Cardona Rojas
(2016-2019)
Area
 • Municipality and town120.5 km2 (46.5 sq mi)
 • Urban
7.5 km2 (2.9 sq mi)
Elevation
2,554 m (8,379 ft)
Population
(2015)
 • Municipality and town77,627
 • Density640/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
 • Urban
67,527
Demonym(s)Madrileño
Time zoneUTC-5 (Colombia Standard Time)
Official website

Madrid (Spanish pronunciation: [maˈðɾið]) is a town and municipality in the Western Savanna Province, part of the department of Cundinamarca, Colombia. The city is located at 21 kilometres (13 mi) from the capital Bogotá. The city's main and biggest industry is the growing of flowers, especially roses which are mostly exported to the United States and Japan. Madrid borders Bojacá, El Rosal, Facatativá, Funza, Mosquera, Sibaté, Soacha, Subachoque, Tabio and Tenjo.[1]

Etymology

Madrid is named after its founder; Pedro Fernández Madrid.