Alcalá de Henares

Alcalá de Henares (Spaingie pronunciation: [alkaˈla ðe eˈnaɾes]), meanin Citadel on the river Henares, is a Spainyie ceety whose historical centre is ane o UNESCO's Warld Heritage Steids. The ceety staunds oot for its rich airchaeology an wis ane o the first bishoprics foondit in Spain. Locatit in the Autonomous Commonty o Madrid, 35 kilometres (22 miles) northeast o the ceety o Madrid, at an altitude of 588 m (1,929 ft) above sea level, it has a population o aroond 200,000. Locally, the ceety is generally kent simply as "Alcalá", but "de Henares" is appendit when needit tae differentiate it frae a dozen Spaingie ceeties sharin the name Alcalá (frae the Arabic wird al-qal'a القلعة for fortification or citadel). The Laitin name, Complutum, is sometimes uised. The ceety is the caipital o its namesake region, Comarca de Alcalá.

Alcalá de Henares
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Alcalá de Henares is locatit in Spain
Alcalá de Henares
Alcalá de Henares
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 40°28′N 3°22′W / 40.467°N 3.367°W / 40.467; -3.367Coordinates: 40°28′N 3°22′W / 40.467°N 3.367°W / 40.467; -3.367
Kintra Spain
Autonomous commontyMadrid
ProvinceMadrid
ComarcaAlcalá
FoonditPre-Roman
Govrenment
 • AlcaldeJavier Bello (PP)
Area
 • Total87.72 km2 (33.87 sq mi)
Elevation
588 m (1,929 ft)
Population
 (2012)
 • Tot203,924
 • Density2,300/km2 (6,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Complutense
Alcalaíno/a
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
28801-28807
Dialin code(+34) 91
WabsteidOffeecial wabsteid

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Twin touns – Sister ceetiesEedit

Alcalá de Henares, as the birthplace o Catherine o Aragon, is twinned wi the Inglis ceety o Peterborough in Ingland, her feenal restin-place. Alcalá de Henares is also twinned wi:

ReferencesEedit

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