Pozuelo de Alarcon (Spain)

Agreement Signed: 11 October 1993
Range of cooperation: Exchange of information about local government, science, culture. A concert was held in Poznan by a choir from the Music School and the choir "Kantorei". Many concerts held in Pozuelo de Alarcon by Poznan cathedral choir. The J. Tischner High School No. 4 and the M. Karłowicz School of Music cooperate with Pozuelo. Visits of Poznań officials from the City Authority for Green Spaces - exchange of experiences in the field of green space management.
Population: 79 thousand inhabitants
Location: In the centre of Spain, at the foot of the Guadarrama mountains to the west of Madrid. The town square is 690 m above sea level.
Information about the city:
The city lies in the centre of Spain, at the foot of the Guadarrama Mountains and is a suburb of over 82,000 inhabitants near the city of Madrid, capital of Spain. It is surrounded by large Mediterranean pine-tree forests.
The city's location near the capital involves it into a number of historic events and development of the city. Amongst other things it has had an influence on construction of beautiful new housing districts; the standard of living in most of its neighborhoods is high -business movement is very important and brings money and jobs, which ultimately translates into wealth for the town. Noticeable is multitude of companies like Nokia, Fujitsu, Microsoft, Terra, Orange, Addresses etc. Since early nineties apart from the luxurious residential areas there were built numerous business parks like La Villa, Attica or the Ciudad de la Imagen, which host audiovisual and telecommunication companies: RTVE facilities, Telemadrid, Televisa, several producers of videos and the Madrid School of Cinema and Audiovisual Arts.
Over 1.000 hectares of Pozuelo are designated as green areas, gardens, woodland and urban parks, some of them elongated and serving to separate different areas of the town.
Among notable people that live there are Real Madrid players and the Spanish World Rally Champion.