Corporate Body - Comandancia de Ingenieros de Cataluña (España)

Comandancia de Ingenieros de Cataluña (España)



Corporate Body

Preferred form:

Comandancia de Ingenieros de Cataluña (España)Alternative forms (other languages)

Fechas de Existencia:

from 1711 to 1931


The Military Engineering Corps (Cuerpo de Ingenieros Militares) was created in Spain by Philip V according to the French model. Its statutes were approved in 1711. In 1843, the national territory was divided in various Commands of Engineers (Comandancias de Ingenieros) in charge of several projects of fortifications and military buildings. Until 1889, the Director-General of the Corps had a total autonomy in relation to the other armies. As of the date, the military engineers were integrated to the general structure of the Army. Each of the eight General Captaincies had a General Command of Engineers (Comandancia General de Ingenieros) which had various special Commands that depended on them until 1925. The Command of Catalonia comprised the ones of Barcelona, Girona, Lleida and Tarragona.


The documentation of the Command of Engineers of Catalonia entered the Archive of the Crown of Aragon in 1956. It was delivered by the General Captaincy of the IV Military Region.


Código de Referencia de PARES: ES.08019.ACA/3.17

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