Soto del Real
Soto del Real, formerly Villa de Chozas, is a municipality in the comarca of the Cuenca Alta del Manzanares in the Autonomous Community of Madrid in Spain. It is located 43 km north of the city of Madrid.
- 2.1 languages
- 2.2 religions
- 4.1 municipal
- 4.2 Mayor
Soto Real is located 2 km north-east of the dam Santillana south of the Sierra de Guadarrama and is bordered to the west by the UNESCO biosphere of the Cuenca Alta del Manzanares.
The municipality is divided into the vilage Soto del Real, Sotosierra and Los Rancajales, as the settlements Peña Real and Puente Real.
Climate of Soto is oceanic continental with hot summers and cold, rainy ( snow) winters.
Of the 7,865 registered inhabitants in 2006, 89.14 % were Spanish citizens. 4.35% were from Europe ( 2.53% non-Spanish EU citizens ). 3.8% were from South and Central America, 2.26% from Africa, 0.28% from North America and 0.13 % from Asia.
The development is characterized by strong growth. Reasons are the strong economic growth of the Madrid region, which internal migration and immigration from outside Spain encourages return migration of Spanish emigrants from Europe, as well as the urban exodus of the people of Madrid.
About 90 % of the population speak Castilian ( the official language ) as mother tongue. Because of their origin are likely to 8-10 % of the population have a different mother tongue and speak Castilian best as a second language.
Ms. Encarnación Rivero Flor (PP).