Latina (Madrid)

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Latina
Church of Santa Cristina
Church of Santa Cristina
Location of Latina
CountrySpain Spain
Aut. communityFlag of the Community of Madrid.svg Madrid
MunicipalityEscudo de Madrid.svg Madrid
Government
 • ConcejalNieves Sáez de Adana
Area
 • Total25.41 km2 (9.81 sq mi)
Population
256,644
 • Density10,097.8/km2 (26,153/sq mi)
Madrid district number10

Latina is one of the districts of Madrid. Different from La Latina area in the district of Centro, its name comes from Beatriz Galindo La Latina.

Geography[edit]

Position[edit]

The district, situated in a southwestern suburb of Madrid, borders with the following districts: Carabanchel, Arganzuela, Centro and Moncloa-Aravaca. It includes the old cross-roads of the road of Extremadura, and it has several tributary streams to Manzanares river (Luche, Caño Roto etc.).

Subdivision[edit]

The district is administratively divided into 7 wards (Barrios):

History[edit]

The district is found over Quaternary terrains. There are several promontories in the ground: Bermejo, Cerro de la Piedra, Cerro de los Alemanes, Cerro de los Cuervos, Cerro de la Mica (the highest one) and Cerro Almodóvar.

The district was included in the 1845 administrative division of Madrid in 10 districts. It included all the so-called los Carabancheles districts which were added to the city of Madrid as the district of Carabanchel in 1948. In 1971 that district was divided in the three current districts: Usera, Carabanchel and Latina.

Government[edit]

The Civil Aviation Accident and Incident Investigation Commission has its headquarters in Latina.[1]

Transport[edit]

Public services, interesting places[edit]

  • Parque de Aluche or Parque Arias Navarro.
  • Centro Comercial Aluche
  • Junta Municipal de Distrito
  • Colegio Público de Educación Especial Fray Pedro Ponce de León.
  • Polideportivo municipal de Aluche.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contáctenos Archived 2010-09-16 at the Wayback Machine.." Civil Aviation Accident and Incident Investigation Commission. Retrieved on September 17, 2010. "Comisión de Investigación de Accidentes e Incidentes de Aviación Civil: C\ Fruela, 6 28011 Madrid" Direct map link Archived 2011-07-20 at the Wayback Machine. Direct link to image of headquarters

External links[edit]

Media related to Latina at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 40°24′41″N 3°42′30″W / 40.411360°N 3.708417°W / 40.411360; -3.708417