Leganés is a town in central Spain. Part of the greater Madrid conurbation - mainly a working class satellite-city with a population of 184,481 (1 January 2005) it is located about 10 km southwest of the city centre.

On 3 April 2004 Leganés achieved a measure of unwanted notoriety when five of the suspects in the 11 March 2004 Madrid attacks blew themselves up in an apartment building as police moved in to arrest them. All five were killed, along with one GEO police officer.

Leganés houses a branch of the Universidad Carlos III, founded in 1989, specifically the Escuela Politecnica Superior (EPS) where people can study Telecommunications, Industrial and Computer Engineering. Universidad Carlos III is one of the best universities in Spain. The other branches of Carlos III are in Getafe and Colmenarejo. This is the only one of the three campuses that has a swimming pool. But the three ones have a hall of residence, Leganes' one is called Fernando Abril Martorell with a capacity of 300 students.

It is connected to Madrid via the "Cercanías" (Train, line C5), and "Metrosur", one of the lines of Metro. Leganés has 6 Metrosur's stations.

Parquesur, in Leganés, in early 90's was one of the biggest shopping centre in Europe.

External links

* [http://www.leganes.org/ Leganés City Hall]
* [http://www.uc3m.es/ University Carlos III of Madrid]
* [http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=40.329695,-3.760328&spn=0.036448,0.059605&t=k Leganés at Google Maps]

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