Place:Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Madrid, Spain


NameAlcalá de Henares
Alt namesAlcalá de Henaressource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Complutumsource: Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 19
Coordinates40.467°N 3.367°W
Located inMadrid, Madrid, Spain     (1000 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

Alcalá de Henares, meaning Citadel on the river Henares, is a Spanish city whose historical centre is one of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites. The city stands out for its rich archaeology and was one of the first bishoprics founded in Spain. Located in the Autonomous Community of Madrid, northeast of the city of Madrid, at an altitude of above sea level, it has a population of around 200,000. Locally, the city is generally known simply as "Alcalá", but "de Henares" is appended when needed to differentiate it from a dozen Spanish cities sharing the name Alcalá (from the Arabic word al-qal'a القلعة for fortification or citadel). The Latin name, Complutum, is sometimes used. The city is capital of its namesake region, Comarca de Alcalá.

Research Tips

This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original content was at Alcalá de Henares. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with WeRelate, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.