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Alcalá de Henares


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, 35 kilometres northeast of the city of Madrid, at an altitude of 588 m 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. The Latin name, Complutum, is sometimes used. The city is capital of its namesake region, Comarca de Alcalá.

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Contemporary Writers and Their Works (2010)

by Geoff Hamilton, Brian Jones

Alcalá Henares, Spain: Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, 1999. Grimes, Tom. The Workshop: Seven Decades of the Iowa Writers' Workshop—43 Stories, Recollections, & Essays on Iowa's Place in Twentieth-Century American Literature.

Google previewWorld Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre (2013)

Volume 6: Bibliography and Cumulative Index by Irving Brown (Consulting Bibliographer), Natasha Rappaport (Bibliographer), Don Rubin (General Editor), Rosabel Wang (Consulting Bibliographer)

Alcalá de Henares:Universidad deAlcalá, 1991.

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