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Alcalá de Henares

Administration
Full nameAlcalá de Henares
Settlement typeMunicipality
CountrySpain
Autonomous communityMadrid
ProvinceMadrid
ComarcaAlcalá
FoundedPre-Roman
Government
AlcaldeBartolomé González Jiménez
Geography
Total Area33.9 sq mi (87.72 km2)
Elevation1929.1 ft (588 m)
Demography
Total Population203645 (2008)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
DemonymComplutense
Alcalaíno/a
Other information
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)
- Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code28801-28807

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Alcalá de Henares (-esalkaˈla ðe eˈnaɾes), meaning Citadel on the river Henares, is a Spanish city, whose historical centre is one of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites, and one of the first bishoprics founded in Spain. Located in the Autonomous Community of Madrid, 35 km northeast of the city of Madrid, at an altitude of 588 metres (1929 ft) above sea level, it has a population of around 200,000, the second largest of the region after the Spanish capital itself. The city is generally known simply as "Alcalá", but "de Henares" is often appended to differentiate it from a dozen cities sharing the name Alcalá (from the Arabic word al-qal'a القلعة for fortification or citadel). It is capital of Comarca de Alcalá.


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