Alcalá de Henares

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Alcalá de Henares
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Flag of Alcalá de Henares
Flag
Coat of arms of Alcalá de Henares
Coat of arms
Location of Alcalá de Henares in Madrid
Location of Alcalá de Henares in Madrid
Alcalá de Henares is located in Spain
Alcalá de Henares
Alcalá de Henares
Location of Alcalá de Henares in Madrid
Alcalá de Henares is located in Community of Madrid
Alcalá de Henares
Alcalá de Henares
Alcalá de Henares (Community of Madrid)
Coordinates: 40°28′N 3°22′W / 40.467°N 3.367°W / 40.467; -3.367Coordinates: 40°28′N 3°22′W / 40.467°N 3.367°W / 40.467; -3.367
CountrySpain
Autonomous communityCommunity of Madrid
Founded1st century BC
Government
 • MayorJavier Rodríguez Palacios [es] (PSOE)
Area
 • Total87.72 km2 (33.87 sq mi)
Elevation
594 m (1,949 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total193,751
 • Density2,200/km2 (5,700/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Alcalaíno -a, complutense
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
28801-28807
Dialing code(+34) 91
WebsiteOfficial website
Official nameUniversity and Historic Precinct of Alcalá de Henares
CriteriaCultural: ii, iv, vi
Reference876
Inscription1998 (22nd Session)

Alcalá de Henares is a city in the Community of Madrid, Spain. It is thirty kilometres from Madrid. It has about 200,000 people. There is a university. Miguel de Cervantes, an important Spanish writer, the author of the "Don Quixote", was born there.


  1. Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.