Carabanchel

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Carabanchel
Palacio de Vista Alegre
Location of Carabanchel
KintraSpain Spain
Aut. commontyFlag of the Community of Madrid.svg Madrid
MunicipalityEscudo de Madrid.svg Madrid
Area
 • Total14 km2 (5 sq mi)
Population
253,678
 • Density16,524/km2 (42,800/sq mi)
Madrid destrict nummer11

Carabanchel is a destrict in the sooth-wastren suburbs o Madrid, Spain.

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The aurie wis the scene o fierce fechtin durin the Spanish Ceevil War -especially in November 1936, durin the Battle o Madrid, when Naitionalist troops tree'd tae fecht their wey intae the aurie. Unaccustomed tae street fechtin, they teuk hivy casualties. For the remainder o the Siege o Madrid, the front lines ran throu the streets o Carabanchel, till Republican Madrid fell in Mairch 1939.

It wis hame o Spain's maist notorious preeson (Carabanchel Preeson), which hoosit mony poleetical preesoners durin the Franco era. The preeson wis closed in 1998.

Carabanchel is amang the maist diverse neebourheids in the kintra, wi a lairge population o immigrants, maistly frae North Africae but some frae Sooth Americae an Eastren Europe an aw, as well as native-born Spaniards.

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The destrict is admeenistratively dividit intae 7 wairds (Barrios):

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Media relatit tae Carabanchel at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 40°23′01″N 3°43′41″W / 40.38367°N 3.72799°W / 40.38367; -3.72799