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Distrito de Latina

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. It comprises several blocks: Los Cármenes, Puerta del Ángel, Lucero, Aluche, Campamento, Cuatro Vientos and Las Águilas. It borders with the following districts: Carabanchel, Arganzuela, Centro and Moncloa-Aravaca. Nieves Sáez de Adana is the current district councillor.

  • inhabitants: 258,667
  • area: 25.4297 km²

It includes the old cross-roads of the road of Extremadura. It has several tributary streams to Manzanares river (Luche, Caño Roto et.).

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.

Transport

  • Cercanías train line C-5. Stations: Aluche, Cuatro Vientos, Fanjul, Laguna and Las Águilas.
  • Metro de Madrid: Lines 5 & 10.

Public services, interesting places

  • 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.

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