Ambite

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Ambite
Oak outside the palacio in Ambite
Oak outside the palacio in Ambite
Flag of Ambite
Flag
Coat of arms of Ambite
Coat of arms
Location of Ambite
Coordinates: 40°19′40″N 3°10′59″W / 40.32778°N 3.18306°W / 40.32778; -3.18306Coordinates: 40°19′40″N 3°10′59″W / 40.32778°N 3.18306°W / 40.32778; -3.18306
Country Spain
Province Madrid
Area
 • Total 26 km2 (10 sq mi)
Elevation 770 m (2,530 ft)
Population (2007)
 • Total 467
 • Density 18/km2 (47/sq mi)
Demonym ambiteño/ambiteña

Ambite (Spanish pronunciation: [amˈbite]) is a municipality in the province of Madrid in central Spain. It belongs to the comarca of Alcalá. It has 382 inhabitants (INE 2005) in an area of 26 square kilometres (10 sq mi), with a population density of 14.69 hab/km2. It lies 770 metres (2,530 ft) above sea level.

Ambite is home to the Palacio del Marqués de Legarda, which dates to the 17th century. It was built by Alonso de Terante y Cárdenas, the Spanish ambassador in Naples during the reign of King Felipe III.

Transport[edit]

The town of Ambite is serviced by three major bus lines

  • 260: Alcalá de Henares-Ambite-Orusco.
  • 322: Arganda del Rey-Ambite.
  • 326: Madrid (Conde de Casal)-Mondejar-Driebes.

Sites of interest[edit]

  • Church of Our Lady of the Assumption
  • Palace of Marqués de Legarda
  • Monument of the Eyes
  • Historical oak tree

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