The REAL SOCIEDAD GEOGRÁFICA is the oldest geographical
society in Spain. It was created in 1876 with the name of Sociedad Geográfica
de Madrid, on the line of the ideas and trends flowing in other countries that
thought that contacts among nations, colonial expansion, discoveries and Geography
were a priority for nations and States.
Nowadays the Sociedad keeps the same objects of its creation although enlarged
to modern space and environmental problems that have turned Geography into a
priority strategical knowledge in any present learned society.
Its members are Professors, Teachers, Professionals and Technicians basically,
all of them concerned by the geographical aspects of our world. The Society
is publishing since its creation a journal, Boletín de la Real Sociedad
Geográfica, which is the first and oldest geographical journal in Spain.
The Sociedad also promotes other scientific publications directly or in collaboration
with other foundations and institutions. It also organises different activities
and events, such as conferences, courses, or travels. Lately, it has celebrated
in Madrid its 100 years of life with an exhibition and a programme of conferences
and their corresponding publications.