Barajas (Madrid)

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Barajas is a district of the city of Madrid, Spain.

Barajas
San Pedro Church
San Pedro Church
Location of Barajas
CountrySpain Spain
Aut. communityFlag of the Community of Madrid.svg Madrid
MunicipalityEscudo de Madrid.svg Madrid
Area
 • Total42.66 km2 (16.47 sq mi)
Population
43,423
 • Density1,017/km2 (2,630/sq mi)
Madrid district number21

Madrid's main international airport, Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport, is located in the district.

HistoryEdit

OriginsEdit

This district was originated from the "Villa de Barajas" municipality, until it was integrated into the municipality of Madrid in 1949 at the same time as Hortaleza, Canillas, Canillejas, Vallecas, Vicálvaro, Carabanchel Alto, Carabanchel Bajo, Aravaca, El Pardo and Fuencarral. The municipality of Barajas stretched through the neighborhood today known as the Historic Center of Barajas, east of the current Avenida de Logroño.

GeographyEdit

SubdivisionEdit

The district is administratively divided into five wards (barrios):

External linksEdit

  Media related to Barajas District, Madrid at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 40°28′13″N 3°35′06″W / 40.47028°N 3.58500°W / 40.47028; -3.58500