Comarca de Alcalá

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Alcalá

Coat o airms
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Kintra Spain
Autonomous commontyCommonty o Madrid
ProvinceMadrid
CaipitalAlcalá de Henares
Municipalities
Area
 • Total1,421.42 km2 (548.81 sq mi)
Population
 • Tot683,942
 • Density480/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Lairgest municipalityAlcalá de Henares

Comarca de Alcalá is a historical comarca o Castile, locatit in wha is nou the east o the Commonty o Madrid, in Spain.

Its heid or caipital ceety is Alcalá de Henares. Offeecially the Commonty o Madrid is no subdividit intae formal comarcas; housomeivver, informally some govrenmental institutions hae defined some shires accordin tae different views. The shire o Alcalá doesna figur in ony o these partitions. The territory is made up bi twa natural sub-shires, La Campiña and Alcarria de Alcalá.

Etymology[eedit | eedit soorce]

Its name comes frae the Arabic القلعة (Al-Qal'at) whose means "the castle", referrin tae the first o the Muslim castles placit alang the banks o the Henares River.