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Madrid metropolitan area

The Madrid Metropolitan Area population density.

The Madrid Metropolitan Area (Spanish: Área metropolitana de Madrid) comprises the city of Madrid and 20 surrounding municipalities. It has a population of 6,321,398 people[1] and covers an area of 5,335.97 square kilometres (2,060.23 sq mi).

It is the largest metropolitan area in Spain, the 4th largest in the European Union and the 54th largest in the world.[2][3][4][5]

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.

The GDP of the metropolitan area of Madrid was estimated to be 189 billion euros in 2009 and represents over 90% of the GDP of the region of Madrid.[6] The GDP per capita was 37,758 euros in the metropolitan area while it reached 30,453 euros for the Madrid region.


Rank Municipality Population Area
1 Madrid 3,233,527 605.8
2 Móstoles 206,031 45
3 Alcalá de Henares 203,924 88
4 Fuenlabrada 198,132 39.1
5 Leganés 187,125 43.1
6 Getafe 171,280 78.74
7 Alcorcón 169,308 33.7
8 Torrejón de Ardoz 125,331 32.6
9 Parla 124,208 24.43
10 Alcobendas 111,040 45
11 Coslada 91,832 12
12 Las Rozas de Madrid 90,390 58.3
13 Pozuelo de Alarcón 83,844 43.2
14 San Sebastián de los Reyes 81,466 58.7
15 Rivas-Vaciamadrid 75,444 67.4
16 Valdemoro 70,315 64.53
17 Majadahonda 70,198 38.5
18 Arganda del Rey 55,506 79.65
19 Boadilla del Monte 47,037 47.2
20 Pinto 46,763 62.2
21 Colmenar Viejo 46,321 182.6
22 San Fernando de Henares 41,376 38.8
23 Tres Cantos 41,302 38
24 Villaviciosa de Odón 24,963 68.1
25 Mejorada del Campo 20,245 17.2

See also


  • (Spanish) AUDES5 project.
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  3. ^ Eurostat, Urban Audit database, accessed on 2009-03-12. Data for 2004.
  4. ^ Thomas Brinkoff, Principal Agglomerations of the World, accessed on 2009-03-12. Data for 2009-01-01.
  5. ^ United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, World Urbanization Prospects (2007 revision), (United Nations, 2008), Table A.12. Data for 2007.
  6. ^ (Spanish)

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