Latina (Madrid)

Latina is a district of Madrid located in the southwestern corner of the municipality.

Latina
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Location of Latina
CountrySpain
RegionCommunity of Madrid
MunicipalityMadrid
Area
 • Total25.41 km2 (9.81 sq mi)
Population
256,644
 • Density10,097.8/km2 (26,153/sq mi)
Madrid district number10

EtymologyEdit

Its name comes from Beatriz Galindo, La Latina, teacher of Isabella I of Castile.

GeographyEdit

PositionEdit

The district, situated in a southwestern part of the municipality, borders with the following districts: Carabanchel, Arganzuela, Centro and Moncloa-Aravaca. It includes the old cross-roads of the road of Extremadura, and it has several tributary streams to Manzanares river (Luche, Caño Roto etc.).

SubdivisionEdit

The district is formed by 7 administrative neighborhoods (barrios): Aluche, Campamento, Cuatro Vientos, Las Águilas, Lucero, Los Cármenes, Puerta del Ángel.

HistoryEdit

The district is found over Quaternary terrains. There are several promontories in the ground: Bermejo, Cerro de la Piedra, Cerro de los Alemanes, Cerro de los Cuervos, Cerro de la Mica (the highest one) and Cerro Almodóvar.

The district was included in the 1845 administrative division of Madrid in 10 districts. It included all the so-called los Carabancheles districts which were added to the city of Madrid as the district of Carabanchel in 1948. In 1971 that district was divided in the three current districts: Usera, Carabanchel and Latina.

GovernmentEdit

The Civil Aviation Accident and Incident Investigation Commission has its headquarters in Latina.[1]

TransportEdit

  • Cercanías train line C-5. Stations: Aluche, Cuatro Vientos, Fanjul, Laguna and Las Águilas.
  • Madrid Metro: Lines 5 & 10.

Public services, interesting placesEdit

  • Parque de Aluche.
  • Centro Comercial Aluche
  • Junta Municipal de Distrito
  • Colegio Público de Educación Especial Fray Pedro Ponce de León.
  • Polideportivo municipal de Aluche.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Contáctenos Archived 2010-09-16 at the Wayback Machine." Civil Aviation Accident and Incident Investigation Commission. Retrieved on September 17, 2010. "Comisión de Investigación de Accidentes e Incidentes de Aviación Civil: C\ Fruela, 6 28011 Madrid" Direct map link Archived 2011-07-20 at the Wayback Machine Direct link to image of headquarters

External linksEdit

  Media related to Latina District, Madrid at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 40°24′41″N 3°42′30″W / 40.411360°N 3.708417°W / 40.411360; -3.708417