Titulcia

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Titulcia
Municipality
The Jarama river at Titulcia.
The Jarama river at Titulcia.
Official seal of Titulcia
Seal
Municipal location within the Community of Madrid.
Municipal location within the Community of Madrid.
Titulcia is located in Spain
Titulcia
Titulcia
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 40°8′12″N 3°34′12″W / 40.13667°N 3.57000°W / 40.13667; -3.57000
Country Spain
Autonomous community Community of Madrid
Province Madrid
Comarca Las Vegas
Government
 • Mayor Fuencisla Molinero Cuenca
Area
 • Total 9.9 km2 (3.8 sq mi)
Elevation 509 m (1,670 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Total 1,162
 • Density 120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Titulcia is a municipality of the Community of Madrid, Spain.

Of supposedly Roman origin, Titulcia is situated on the ancient military road from Emerita Augusta and Cesaraugusta (modern Zaragoza. With the arrival of the Arabs, the city was razed, but regained its previous significance during the reconquest, and thereafter taking the name of Bayonne (c. 1208)

Its strategic position was recognized by the French occupiers during the Napoleonic Wars, who held it until 1814. After the defeat of the French the town recovered its original name at the insistence of King Fernando VII.

The city was destroyed, for the fifth time in its history, during the Spanish Civil War, during which time it was the divisional headquarters of Republican forces.

Fiestas

External links[edit]

Rural Development Association Website (in Spanish) La Asociación de Desarrollo Rural Aranjuez-Comarca de las Vegas (ARACOVE)

Coordinates: 40°08′N 3°34′W / 40.133°N 3.567°W / 40.133; -3.567