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  Madrid (autonomous community) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Madrid is one of Spain's seventeen autonomous communities, located in the centre of the country.
It is coterminous with the province of Madrid, and contains the city of Madrid which is the capital of the province, the community, and the country.
Madrid is bordered by the autonomous communities of Castile-Leon (provinces of Ávila and Segovia) and Castile-La Mancha (provinces of Guadalajara, Cuenca, and Toledo).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Madrid_(autonomous_community)   (179 words)

 Madrid - Search View - MSN Encarta
Madrid is the cultural center of Spain, with theaters, museums, libraries, and educational institutions that attract many scholars and visitors.
Madrid’s airport, Barajas Airport, is served by airlines from all over the world and is also the center for an air service that connects most major Spanish cities to Madrid.
Madrid was the site of the worst terrorist attack in Spain’s history in March 2004 when ten bombs detonated on four commuter trains during the morning rush hour, killing at least 191 people and injuring more than 1,500.
encarta.msn.com /text_761552454__1/Madrid.html   (5917 words)

 Autonomous communities of Spain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Spain's fifty provinces (provincias) are grouped into seventeen autonomous communities (comunidades autónomas), in addition to two African autonomous cities (ciudades autónomas) (Ceuta and Melilla).
The autonomous communities have wide legislative and executive autonomy, with their own parliaments and regional governments.
However, while the Constitution was still being draft, there was a popular outcry in Andalusia for its own right to autonomy, with over million and a half people demonstrating in the streets of Andalusia on 4th December 1977.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Autonomous_Community   (839 words)

 Madrid   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Madrid the capital of Spain is located in the center of country at 40°25'N 3°45'W. The municipality has a population of 3 092
Madrid is the capital not only of country but also of the province and autonomous community of Madrid.
Madrid is also the undisputed between the Americas especially South America and Europe.
www.freeglossary.com /Madrid   (1694 words)

 Open Directory - Regional:Europe:Spain:Autonomous Communities
Castile and Leon is an Autonomous Community (region) in Spain.
Madrid is an Autonomous Community (region) in Spain.
Valencian Country is an Autonomous Community (region) at the east of the Iberian Peninsule in Spain.
dmoz.org /Regional/Europe/Spain/Autonomous_Communities/desc.html   (1559 words)

 Madrid Community (Spain)
The coat-of-arms of the Comunidad Autónoma de Madrid (CAM) is gules, two castles in fess embattled with turrets and keep or, gate and windows azure, masoned sable, in the chief seven stars placed four and three argent; crest: a royal crown [follows a long, precise blazon of the Spanish royal crown].
(b) Madrid was the first town in the Muslim Kingdom of Toledo conquered by Alphonse VI and as seat of the alcazar (castle) and of royalty was to be the seat of government, whereas the seven stars in the Plough represent the North and hence the government of the heavenly bodies.
When the Autonomous Community of Madrid was formed, the Diputación Provincial and its flag ceased to exist, and this was replaced by the new flag (red with seven white stars).
www.hampshireflag.co.uk /world-flags/allflags/es-m.html   (1270 words)

 MADRID   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Madrid is the capital of Spain (since 1562) and also the capital of the autonomous community of Madrid.
The city of Madrid has a population of about 3.2 million inhabitants and is after Paris, London and Berlin the fourth biggest city in the European Union.
As Madrid lies on an altitude of 667m above the sea level and because it is located in the centre of Spain, it is very warm and dry during the summer and cold in the winter months.
www.madridproperty.org   (366 words)

 Madrid travel guide - Wikitravel
Madrid [1] is the capital city of Spain, and is located almost exactly in the geografical centre of the Iberian Peninsula.
Madrid is the largest city in Spain and has a population (city) of 3.228 million (July 2005) and 5.843 million (metropolitan area).
Madrid is located in central Spain and it is also capital of the autonomous community of the same name (Comunidad de Madrid).
wikitravel.org /en/Madrid   (4542 words)

 cars - Madrid   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Madrid, the capital of Spain, is located in the center of the country at.
Though King Carlos favored Madrid, it was his son, Felipe II (1527-1598) who moved the Court to Madrid in 1561.
During this war (1936-1939) Madrid would be one of the most affected cities and its streets became battlezones.
www.carluvers.com /cars/Madrid   (2426 words)

 Madrid   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
'''Madrid''' is the capital and largest city in Spain, as well as in the province of Madrid and the autonomous community of Madrid.
Although the site of modern-day Madrid has been occupied since prehistoric times, the first historical data from the city comes from the 9th century, when Mehmed I ordered the construction of a small palace in the same place that is occupied now by the Palacio Real.
Madrid is also host to one of the most famous bullfighting rings in the world, Las Ventas [http://www.las-ventas.com/].
q-basic.xodox.de /Madrid   (3292 words)

 Community of Madrid   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The city of Madrid, officially categorized as a "villa" (town) is the capital of both Spain and the autonomous community which bears its name.
The central part of the Community is situated on a hilly plain an at altitude of 650 meters above sea level giving it the distinction of being the highest capital in Europe.
The Community of Madrid, defined by its provincial boundaries, has a population of 4,947,555 according to municipal statistic and 3,084,673 of these inhabitants make their home in the city of Madrid.
www.uam.es /departamentos/ciencias/qfa/congresos/Dft2001/CommMadrid.htm   (294 words)

 Ground-level ozone levels skyrocket in the Autonomous Community of Madrid | Ecologistas en Acción de la Comunidad de ...
Ecologistas en Acción believes that the high temperatures should not be used to hide or excuse the serious problem of air pollution, which to 80% is caused by the unsustainable transportation model of the region.
Madrid is infamous for the lack of this type of advisories and no intentions currently exist to change this situation.
Ecologistas en Acción recalls the staging of the “Blue Plan,” established by the President of the Autonomous Community of Madrid (regional government), Esperanza Aguirre, with the intention of improving air quality and which apparently was nothing more than “hot air” used to cover up the disastrous current situation.
www.ecologistasenaccion.org /article.php3?id_article=2388   (490 words)

 Spain Regional Disparities - Flags, Maps, Economy, History, Climate, Natural Resources, Current Issues, International ...
However, when an autonomous community is made up of only one province, provinccial institutions have been transferred to the autonomous community.
Spain's seventeen regions, defined by the 1978 Constitution as autonomous communities, vary greatly in size and population, as well as in economic and political weight (see table 4, Appendix).
With the national average equal to zero, Madrid's standard of living measured 1.7 while Extremadura scored -2.0; in family income, the values were Madrid 1.0, Extremadura, -2.1; in economic development, Madrid, 1.7, Extremadura, -2.0; and in endowment in physical and human resources, Madrid, 1.4, Extremadura, -1.7.
www.photius.com /countries/spain/society/spain_society_regional_disparities.html   (899 words)

 sociology - Madrid Metro   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Starting in the 1970s, it was sequentially greatly expanded to cope with the influx of population and urban sprawl from Madrid's economic ascendancy.
Madrid also has an extensive commuter train (Cercanías) network operated by Renfe, the national rail line, which is intermodal with the metro network.
All of Madrid's rapid transit systems are members of the Consorcio Regional de Transportes, which sells monthly passes for unlimited use of the metro, bus and commuter train networks within the area covered by the pass.
www.aboutsociology.com /sociology/Madrid_Metro   (458 words)

 Cronology 1997 - Railway Yearbook - FFE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Ministry of Economic Development, the Autonomous Community of Madrid and the City Council of the capital city finalise the agreement of Operation Chamartín.
The Presidents of the Autonomous Communities of Madrid and Valencia sign the intention protocol to build a high speed line between the two Autonomies.
A seminar on "The Versatile Train" is held, until October 2nd, in Peñiscola, organised by the Spanish Railways Foundation, Renfe, the Autonomous Community of Valencia and the Polytechnic University of Valencia.
www.anuario-ffe.com /english/cronolog/cronologia_97.htm   (2074 words)

 The Autonomy Process of the Community of Madrid.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In the new administrative political organization which was represented by the Spanish State of Self-Governing regions, Madrid gave rise to serious problems of location.
Several alternatives were suggested, ranging from membership of the Community of Castile-La Mancha to the present Autonomous Community, and including a proposal for a special regime for the capital and metropolitan area.
The Community of Madrid was set up as an Autonomous Community under Organioc Law 3/1983, February 25th (BOE 1.3.83).
www.sispain.org /english/politics/autonomo/madrid/madaut.html   (137 words)

 PRESS ROOM: Press releases
Three LOCALIA subsidiary companies that participated in the Autonomous Community of Madrid’s invitation to tender for thirty local digital television licenses, today lodged a contentious-administrative appeal with the Higher Tribunal of the Autonomous Community of Madrid against the tender results.
However, the tender decision announced by the Vice President of the Autonomous Community of Madrid on August 5th 2005 failed to award a tender to LOCALIA, granting them instead to new operators.
LOCALIA wishes to request a temporary injunction against the decision, but has so far been unable to do so because the Autonomous Community of Madrid has not given it access to the tender administrative file and the criteria used to award tenders is, therefore, unknown.
www.prisa.es /articulo.html?xref=20050908prsprscom_1&type=Ten&anchor=priprecom   (162 words)

 Madrid 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Autonomous Community of Madrid is located in the heart of the Iberian Peninsula and right in the centre of the Castilian plain, 646 metres above the sea level.
Madrid is a cosmopolitan city, a business centre and headquarters for the Government, Spanish Parliament, Public Administration and the home of the Spanish Royal Family.
The Local Host of the 55th UITP World Congress and Mobility & City Transport Exhibition in 2003 is the Consorcio Regional de Transportes de Madrid (Madrid Regional Transport Consortium).
www.uitp.com /exhibitions/madrid2003/exhi_1/index2.htm   (150 words)

 Spain Provinces
I have updated the populations of autonomous communities to the 2001 census.
Spain's primary administrative divisions are seventeen autonomous communities, and the municipalities of Ceuta and Melilla which are places of Spanish sovereignty in Africa.
In six of those cases, the ISO code for the province is the same as the code for the conterminous autonomous community.
www.statoids.com /ues.html   (2274 words)

Twenty years separate these two Landsat thematic mapper images of Madrid, the capital of Spain, of the province and autonomous community of Madrid.
By drawing a comparison between the 1984 image on the left and the 2004 image on the right, it is evident that most of the changes occurred in the Eastern and Northeastern parts of Madrid.
The years spent under the Franco regime left Madrid and much of the country in economic shambles due to isolation.
earth.esa.int /showcase/landsat/cities/MadridGrowth_TM5_NA_track.frame_201.32_19840717_20040825.htm   (351 words)

 Euskal Blog : Ingeleraz: novembre 2004
The President of the Basque Autonomous Community Government met with Joan Mari Torrealdai, Txema Auzmendi, Martxelo Otamendi, Pello Zubiria, Iñaki Uria and Xabier Oleaga; Azkarate called for the presumption of innocence to be respected
MADRID (AFP) - Former Spanish prime minister Jose Maria Aznar insisted that the March 11 Madrid train bombings were not a by-product of his support for the war in Iraq and told a parliamentary inquiry that his government told the truth in the aftermath of the blasts.
The President of the Basque Autonomous Community said in Madrid yesterday that the era of dialogue between his government and the PSOE had commenced
txikilike.blogspot.com /2004_11_01_txikilike_archive.html   (5477 words)

 Berria.info   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In a speech given in Madrid yesterday Juan Jose Ibarretxe, the Lehendakari or President of the Basque Autonomous Community, highlighted a message in favour of dialogue.
He said he had come to Madrid to offer “sincere dialogue and the readiness of the Basque institutions to resolve the problems of the Basque Country” and not to demand rectification or that people should give in.
In Madrid Ibarretxe posed the question as to whether he would be prepared to accept what the Basque Parliament and Basque society accepted.
www.berria.info /english/ikusi.php?id=431   (460 words)

 FTR/EURO 2001
According to the people with whom I spoke, it should also be borne in mind that these acts of aggression are carried out not only against the people accused of being “pro-Spain” or in favour of the current constitution, but also against their families and property.
During my talks with officials of both the central state and the autonomous administration, I encountered a complete rejection and categorical condemnation of this terrorist action which is regarded as incomprehensible in a country where all freedoms, particularly the freedom of thought and association, are upheld and defended by the public authorities.
As a result of the traditional understanding of the sovereignty of states and the characteristics of the international community prior to the process of supranational integration, proceedings against presumed offenders who were outside the borders of the state of the judge or court dealing with the case were effected solely through the extradition procedure.
www.hri.ca /fortherecord2001/euro2001/documentation/commissionhr/chrspain.htm   (3247 words)

 Serological study of hantavirus in man in the Autonomous Community of Madrid, Spain -- LLEDÓ et al. 51 (10): 861 ...
Serological study of hantavirus in man in the Autonomous Community of Madrid, Spain -- LLEDÓ et al.
seroprevalence of hantavirus infection in the Autonomous Community
Community of Madrid (ACM) was chosen because of its ecological
jmm.sgmjournals.org /cgi/content/full/51/10/861   (1935 words)

 Madrid Community (Spain)
Memoria y diseños de los símbolos de la Comunidad Autónoma de Madrid (The coat-of-arms and the flag.
La bandera de la Comunidad de Madrid es roja carmesí, con siete estrellas en blanco, de cinco puntas, colocadas cuatro y tres en el centro del lienzo.
Madrid's provincial division was later rearranged into only five judicial districts, and a new coat-of-arms was considered, with five quarterings and a central inescutcheon standing for:
www.fotw.net /FLAGS/es-m.html   (1310 words)

 ipedia.com: El Escorial Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
El Escorial is an immense palace, monastery, museum, and library complex located at San Lorenzo de El Escorial (also San Lorenzo del Escorial), a town 45 kilometres northwest of Madrid in the autonomous community of Madrid in Spain.
At the foot of the Sierra de Guadarrama mountain range, the complex was commanded by King Philip II of Spain as a necropolis for the Spanish monarchs and the seat of studies in aid of the Counter-Reformation.
The surrounding town of San Lorenzo de El Escorial (Madrid) is also home for the popular summer courses of Universidad Complutense.
www.ipedia.com /el_escorial.html   (332 words)

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