Ciudad Lineal

Ciudad Lineal (English: Linear city) is a district of Madrid, Spain.

Ciudad Lineal
Vista de Madrid - Ciudad Lineal 01.jpg
Location of Ciudad Lineal
CountrySpain
CommunityCommunity of Madrid
MunicipalityMadrid
Wards
List of wards (9)
Area
 • Total11.43 km2 (4.41 sq mi)
Population
228,171
 • Density19,970/km2 (51,700/sq mi)
Postal code(s)
28017, 28027, 28032, 28033, 28043

GeographyEdit

WardsEdit

The district is administratively divided into nine wards:

HistoryEdit

Its name, Linear City, comes from the model of organization by the Spanish architect Arturo Soria y Mata, the linear city, based on the idea of the line. The ‘Ciudad Lineal’ takes a form of a city 400 meters wide, centered on a tramway and a thoroughfare running parallel. The city is the current headquarters for the flag carrier of Spain, Iberia.[1] The main street in the district has his name, Arturo Soria street. Mariano Belmás Estrada was one of the main architects in the early days.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Caves, R. W. (2004). Encyclopedia of the City. Routledge. p. 3431. ISBN 9780415252256.
  2. ^ Óscar da Rocha Aranda (2018). "Mariano Belmás Estrada" (in Spanish). Real Academia de la Historia. Archived from the original on 22 August 2019. Retrieved 22 August 2019.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Ciudad Lineal District at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 40°27′N 3°39′W / 40.450°N 3.650°W / 40.450; -3.650