Ciudad Lineal

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Ciudad Lineal
Vista de Madrid - Ciudad Lineal 01.jpg
Location of Ciudad Lineal
CountrySpain
CommunityCommunity of Madrid
MunicipalityMadrid
Wards
Area
 • Total11.43 km2 (4.41 sq mi)
Population
228,171
 • Density19,970/km2 (51,700/sq mi)
Postal code(s)
28017, 28027, 28032, 28033, 28043

Ciudad Lineal (English: Linear city) is a district of Madrid, Spain.

Geography[edit]

Wards[edit]

The district is administratively divided into nine wards:

History[edit]

Its name, Linear City, comes from the model of organization by the Spanish architect Arturo Soria y Mata, the linear city, based on the idea of the line. The ‘Ciudad Lineal’ takes a form of a city 400 meters wide, centered on a tramway and a thoroughfare running parallel.[1] The main street in the district has his name, Arturo Soria street. Mariano Belmás Estrada was one of the main architects in the early days.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Caves, R. W. (2004). Encyclopedia of the City. Routledge. p. 3431. ISBN 9780415252256.
  2. ^ Óscar da Rocha Aranda (2018). "Mariano Belmás Estrada" (in Spanish). Real Academia de la Historia. Archived from the original on 22 August 2019. Retrieved 22 August 2019.

External links[edit]

Media related to Ciudad Lineal District at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 40°27′N 3°39′W / 40.450°N 3.650°W / 40.450; -3.650