San Blas-Canillejas

San Blas-Canillejas is a district to the east of Madrid's city centre. The population of the district is estimated in 149,909.[1]

San Blas-Canillejas
Location of San Blas-Canillejas
CountrySpain Spain
Aut. communityFlag of the Community of Madrid.svg Madrid
MunicipalityEscudo de Madrid.svg Madrid
Area
 • Total22.36 km2 (8.63 sq mi)
Population
157,367
 • Density7,035.3/km2 (18,221/sq mi)
Madrid district number20

GeographyEdit

SubdivisionEdit

The district is administratively divided into 8 wards (Barrios):

HistoryEdit

The municipality of Canillejas was one of the oldest towns in the Community of Madrid, annexed to the city in 1949. When Madrid was divided into different districts, it did not manage to recover the name of Canillejas as the name of the district, something different from what happened with other municipalities that conserved their names, such as Barajas, Vicálvaro, Carabanchel or Villaverde.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Madrid Convive (2005). "Disrito San Blas - Canillejas" (pdf). (2005 estimation). www.munimadrid.es. Retrieved 2008-06-13.

External linksEdit

  Media related to San Blas-Canillejas District, Madrid at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 40°25′34″N 3°36′46″W / 40.426001°N 3.612764°W / 40.426001; -3.612764