🇪🇸 Alcalá de Henares is a Spanish city in the Community of Madrid. Straddling the Henares River, it is located 35 kilometres to the north-east of the centre of Madrid. It is the region's third-most populated municipality. Its historical centre is one of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites.
The city has a long university tradition. Francisco Jiménez de Cisneros founded the Complutense University in Alcalá de Henares in the late 15th century. The city currently hosts the University of Alcalá. It is the native city of Miguel de Cervantes.
Alcalá de Henares has a population of over 193,751 people. Alcalá de Henares also forms part of the wider Madrid metropolitan area which has a population of over 6,641,649 people. Alcalá de Henares is the #441 hipster city in the world, with a hipster score of 0.9351 according to the Hipster Index which evaluates and ranks the major cities of the world according to the number of vegan eateries, coffee shops, tattoo studios, vintage boutiques, and record stores.
Twin Towns – Sister Cities Alcalá de Henares has twin town and sister city agreements with: 🇫🇷 Talence, France; 🇬🇧 Peterborough, United Kingdom. 🇲🇽 Guanajuato, Mexico; 🇺🇸 San Diego, United States. 🇺🇸 Fort Collins, United States; 🇨🇺 Plaza de la Revolución, Cuba; 🇵🇱 Lublin, Poland; 🇷🇴 Alba Iulia, Romania; 🇦🇷 Azul, Argentina.