Madrid metropolitan area

Madrid metropolitan area
The Madrid Metropolitan Area population density.

The Madrid Metropolitan Area (Spanish: Área metropolitana de Madrid) comprises the city of Madrid and forty surrounding municipalities. It has a population of slightly more than 6.4 million people and covers an area of 4.609,7 km². It is the largest metropolitan area in Spain and the third largest in European Union[1][2][3][4] and the 45th largest in the world.

As with many metropolitan areas of similar size, two distinct zones of urbanisation can be distinguished:

The largest suburbs are to the South, and in general along the main routes leading out of Madrid.

See also


  1. ^ "World Urban Areas: Population & Density" (PDF). Demographia. Retrieved 2008-08-10. 
  2. ^ Eurostat, Urban Audit database, accessed on 2009-03-12. Data for 2004.
  3. ^ Thomas Brinkoff, Principal Agglomerations of the World, accessed on 2009-03-12. Data for 2009-01-01.
  4. ^ United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, World Urbanization Prospects (2007 revision), (United Nations, 2008), Table A.12. Data for 2007.

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