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Madrid is Spain's capital city and it is a largest city in Spain. It is situated on the Manzanares River in the center of both the country and the Community of Madrid. Madrid has 3,273,049 of population occupants in 2010 estimation and the climate varies from very warm and dries in the summer to rainy in the winter. Actually the city was established by the Moors. The city of Madrid's official languages are English and Spanish. It became a capital of Spain since 1562. Now it is an energetic metropolis with many pubs, cafes, nightspots and nightclubs open late into the night center. Madrid is also home of the Royal family, the Spanish Government and many other domestic institutions. The city of Madrid is economical and industrial center of Spain. The town has a long and captivating history and all over Madrid there are monuments and museums of great artistically value. Madrid is also an identical international city with a lot of foreign students and tourist visiting the town. This mutual with the "Madrileos" desire for going out at night makes the town a great place to eat out with a numerous variation of national and international restaurants. Apart from the restaurants the town has a stimulating and different nightlife with bars and nightclubs open all year and all week around. Apart from the Capital the province of Madrid is also full of stimulating sites to visit such as El Escorial, Arranjuez and Alcala de Henares all named UNESCO World Heritage Cities.
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Madrid Recreation, Culture and Attractions
The city of Madrid is one of the main tourist destinations in Spain. It has Spain's features inspiring history, art and culture. The culture of any place has predisposed by the history and religious aspect of that place. Madrid is considered one of the top European purposes regarding art museums. Best known museum is the Golden Triangle of Art, located along the Paseo del Prado and including three museums. There are also several tourist attractions in Madrid Spain that tell the story of unlimited architectural history of the capital city. The city is marketable and corporate centers of Spain and it is also a fashion capital of the country. This specifies its lively and vibrant nightlife. The nightclubs at Madrid are always lively with life and energy. There are numerous churches, convents, palaces and memorials that were created during the 16th century which now form part of the Madrid of the Hapsburgs. Madrid's huge opera house, the major theaters neighboring the major avenue Gran Via and smaller venues dispersed throughout the entire city, Madrid is Spain's theater capital. Other parks in the city comprise the Casa del Campo, which offers outstanding decisions for people-watching and cultural immersion, as well as the off-beat Parque de Atracciones. The capital city has La Liga football club Real Madrid. Real Madrid is one of the most significant football clubs in the world having won a record 9 European Cups.

Madrid Demographics
Madrid total population - 3,273,049
Madrid Ecuadorian population - 104,184
Madrid Romanian population - 52,875
Madrid Bolivian population - 44,044
Madrid Colombian population - 35,971
Madrid Peruvian population - 35,083
Madrid Chinese population - 34,666
Madrid Moroccan population - 32,498
Madrid Dominican population - 19,602
Madrid Brazilian population - 14,583
Madrid Paraguayan population - 14,308

Madrid Education
The city's educational system is currently known as Ley Organica de Educacion or Fundamental Law of Education. Student education begins with Primary education and must attend primary schools. This stage is separated into three or two-year cycles. Secondary education is for all teenagers age from 12-16 years old; this stage is separated into two cycles. A Secondary Education Certificate is contracted at the end of their studies, this document is essential to continue studying higher education. All students must have pass entrance examinations if they want to go to university. There are many public and private universities. The Complutense University of Madrid is one of the major universities in Spain, it is established in 1293. There are number of business schools and medical schools which are very famous among foreign students.

Madrid Symbols
Madrid Motto - Fui sobre agua edificada,mis muros de fuego son.
Madrid Nick Name - La Liga BBVA, Literature & Language

Madrid Flag

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Madrid History
The city of Madrid has been engaged since prehistoric times, as has been shown by several substances found during different excavations along the banks of the River Manzanares. Madrid was previously a large town when Philip II in the period of 1527-1598 made it the capital of Spain in 1561. Under the King Charles III monarchy the city rapidly developed. On the 2nd of May 1808 a popular revolution started in the Puerta del Sol, starting the War of Independence. The last of the French gone Madrid on the 27th May 1813 and the following year King Fernando VII entered the city. In the period of 1850s the city major projects safeguarded the city's continued growth. The modern plan recognized areas for hospitals, cemeteries, hospices, and even jails. It dispensed firm areas as working-class neighborhoods and secures the richer districts from undesirable urban uses. However despite the plan, Madrid was incapable to prevent poor areas from developing outside planned zones. Madrid sustained to be developed during the reign of Isabel II with old houses in the Puerta del Sol being dragged down and the Congreso de los Diputados or Parliament. Madrid's peacefulness was devastated during the Napoleonic Wars when French troops occupied the city, and Napoleon Bonaparte's brother Joseph from 1822-1891 was installed on the throne. Now the city's urban development has faster to reach, today, the level of one of Europe's most beautiful capital cities - attractive both for its intense lively spirit and its appropriate mix of modern and classical appearance.

Madrid Tourism
Madrid City is a famous tourist destination in Spain. It is situated at the geographical center of the Iberian Peninsula, 646 meters above sea level. It is a historic town and art and cultural center. It is one of the most visited cities in the Europe. Madrid is the center of national transportation and it is a starting point for many visitors. The city has full of cafes, pubs, clubs, and restaurants. Madrilenos regularly party through the night and sometimes right past breakfast. Madrid is home to world-class museums, cultural activities, festivals, and spectator sports can easily keep tourists busy for days. There are 73 museums in Madrid. The city has hotels, hostels, rental apartments, museums, flamenco, tapas, monuments, bullfights and many more tourist sights and attractions in the city.

Madrid Transportation
Madrid has most developed transportation. It is served by highly-developed communication infrastructures. The city's most people reach in Madrid by air at Barajas airport. The Barajas Airport is the main center of Iberia Airlines. The county's railway system, the Red Nacional de Ferrocarriles Espanoles operates the vast popular of Spain's railways. One of the informal and most attractive ways to tour Madrid is on one of the double-decker tourist buses. Now there are two different ways around the city, they are historical Madrid and modern Madrid. The city has more than 16000 licensed taxis.

Madrid Universities
Menendez Pelayo International University
Autonomous University of Madrid, Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain - 31668 Students
Charles III University of Madrid, Getafe, Leganes and Colmenarejo, Madrid, Spain - 19,000 Students
Complutense University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain - 86159 Students
National University of Distance Education, Various cities, Spain - 180,000 Students
Rey Juan Carlos University, Mostoles, Madrid, Spain - 28985 Students
Technical University of Madrid, Madrid - 35,833 Students
European University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain - 12,500 Students
Saint Louis University Madrid Campus, Madrid, Spain - 675 Students
Comillas Pontifical University, Madrid, Spain - 9.301 Students

Madrid Tourist Attractions
Retiro Park
Plaza Mayor
Royal Palace
Gran Via
Plaza de Cibeles
Almudena Cathedral
Plaza de Espana
Alcala Gate
Prado Museum
Las Ventas
Royal Botanical Garden
Metropolis Building
Puerta del Sol
Templo de Debod
Mercado de San Miguel
Arco de la Victoria
City Hall
Reina Sofia National Museum
Plaza de Santa Ana
Royal Theater
Parque del Oeste
Plaza de la Villa
Atocha Station
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum
Cuartel del Conde-Duque
Plaza de Colon
Plaza de Oriente
Palacio de Santa Cruz
Palacio de las Cortes

Madrid Museums
El Prado Museum
Museum Thyssen-Bornemisza
National Museum Reina Sofia
Museum of Contemporary Art
Museum of Palacio Real
Museum of Horse Coaches
Open Air Sculpture Museum
National Museum of Decorative Arts
National Museum fof Artistic Reproductions
Romantic Museum
Museum Sorolla
Museum Cerralbo
Museum Lazaro Galdiano
National Archaeological Museum
Museum of Natural Science
Mineralogic Museum
Ethnological Museum
Geologic Museum
Railway Museum
Museum of Coins and Bank-Notes
Museum of the Town
Museum of Popular Art and Customs
Africa Museum
America Museum
Museum of Aviation
Museum of Navigation
Army Museum
Museum of Waxworks
Angel Nieto Museum
Bullfight Museum

Madrid Government
Madrid Council consists of 57 members and one mayor. These members are controlled by Mayor. The council hall is placed in the Plaza de la Villa in the colonial section of Madrid. The Plenary of the Council is the body of political symbol of the citizens in the municipal government. The mayor and the city council members are represent three parties they are Popular Party, Spanish Socialist Workers Party and United Left.

Madrid Economy
The city is the second largest industrial center in Spain. Madrid economy comprises trade and industry, business sectors, service and government sectors. The city economy is highly dependent upon manufacturing units that include automotive and aircraft industries. The city's major economic sectors are Electric and electronic equipment, Optics, Rubber, Motor vehicles, Metallurgical manufacturers, Plastics, Pharmaceuticals, Chemicals, Leather goods, Processed food, Printed materials and Madrid service sectors. Other main constituent of Madrid's economy is the agricultural sector that includes production of wheat, olives, vines and many more.

Madrid Geography
Madrid is capital city of Spain and largest city in the country. It is situated in the historic region of New Castile near the geographic center of the Iberian Peninsula. Madrid is divided into 21 districts for superior administrative devotions and the nearby cities of Madrid include Barcelona, Segovia, Toledo, Valencia, Cuenca and Sevilla. The biodiversity of the region is presently under a threat as the city continues to stretch away and above into the Sierra powered by the conjecture and Anglo-American dreams of living in detached homes and government policies. The city of Madrid is an administrative, financial, and transportation center in Spain. The city has Continental Mediterranean climate. User Comments

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