Alcalá de Henares

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Alcalá de Henares
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Coat o airms o Alcalá de Henares
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Kintra  Spain
Autonomous commonty Madrid
Province Madrid
Comarca Alcalá
Foondit Pre-Roman
 • Alcalde Javier Bello (PP)
 • Total 87.72 km2 (33.87 sq mi)
Elevation 588 m (1,929 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Tot 203,924
 • Density 2,300/km2 (6,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Complutense
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 28801-28807
Dialin code (+34) 91
Website Offeecial wabsteid

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 Spainyie 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.

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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:

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  1. "Miasta Partnerskie Lublina" [Lublin - Partnership Cities]. Urząd Miasta Lublin [City of Lublin] (in Polish). Archived frae the oreeginal on 2013-01-16. Retrieved 2013-08-07.  Cite uses deprecated parameter |trans_title= (help); External link in |work= (help)