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El Pardo

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Country  Spain
District  Fuencarral-El Pardo
Elevation  685 m
Province  Community of Madrid
Aut. community  Madrid
Population  3,657
Postal code  2 8048
Municipality  Madrid
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Burials  Carmen Polo, 1st Lady of Meir├ís
Similar  Usera, Royal Palace of Madrid, Casa de Campo, Montecarmelo, Manzanares

El Pardo is a ward (barrio) of Madrid belonging to the district of Fuencarral-El Pardo. As of 2008 its population was of 3,656.

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Map of El Pardo, 28048 Madrid, Spain

History

The ward was first mentioned in 1405 and in 1950 was an autonomous municipality of the Community of Madrid. One of the most notable buildings is the "Royal Palace of El Pardo", built in 1406 by the order of King Henry III of Castile. It was the first large edifice built in the area.

The Palace of El Pardo was the residence of General Franco when he was head of the Spanish State.

Geography

El Pardo is located in the northern suburb of Madrid, close to the Manzanares river. Part of its area is covered by a forest named Monte de El Pardo (El Pardo Mountain). The ward contains a neighbourhood called Mingorrubio.

References

El Pardo Wikipedia


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