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ID: 7010413
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Madrid (inhabited place)  Madrid (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 40 24 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 40.4000  decimal degrees
Long: 003 41 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -3.6833  decimal degrees

Note: Was Moorish fortress; taken by Ramiro II of León in 932 CE; captured again from Moors by Alfonso VI of Castile in 1083; rapid expansion under Bourbon kings, particularly Charles III in 18th cen.; under French occupation during Peninsular War 1808-1812.

Names:
Madrid (preferred,C,V)
Majerit (H,V)  ............ name recorded first in AD 932, when Christians razed the town's walls

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Spain (nation)  ........  Spain (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Comunidad de Madrid (autonomous community)  ............  Comunidad de Madrid (autonomous community) (P)
Hierarchy of Madrid (province)  ................  Madrid (province) (P)
Hierarchy of Madrid (inhabited place)  ....................  Madrid (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  site was inhabited in prehistoric times, the early modern town (medina) grew up around a Moorish castle (alcazar)
city (C)
national capital (C)  ............  since 1561
provincial capital (C)
industrial center (C)
transportation center (C)
university center (C)

Related geographic places:
capital of ....  Spain .......... (nation)
..................  (World, Europe) [1000095]

Sources and Contributors:
Madrid..........  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 2:548
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 7:660
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 118
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Majerit..........  [VP]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XXIII, 376-377
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 548; 2:548
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 660; XXIII, 376-377; 7:660
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -390625
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 118
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985)

 

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