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Madrid, Spain

Madrid is the capital of Spain and the Autonomous Community of Madrid . The metropolitan area of Madrid is one of the largest cities in Europe with about seven million inhabitants . Madrid is (without suburbs) with about 3.2 million inhabitants, after London and Berlin, the third largest city in the European Union and the largest city in southern Europe. For centuries, Madrid has been the geographical, political and cultural center of Spain and the seat of the Spanish government. Here reside also the king, a catholic archbishop as well as important administrative and military authorities. As a commercial and financial center , the city has national and international significance. In Madrid there are six public universities as well as various other colleges, theaters, museums and cultural institutions.

Flights to Madrid

Madrid Airport - MAD

The international airport of Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suarez - the main airport of the capital of Spain, Madrid . Since March 24, 2014 bears the name of Adolfo Suarez , the first prime minister of democratic Spain. The airport includes four terminals (including the Terminal 4 opened in 2006, one of the largest in the world, covering 760,000 m). In congestion in 2008, the airport became the 11th in the world and the fourth in Europe (this year 469.7 thousand take-offs and landings were carried out)[3] . In 2015, the flow of passengers amounted to 46 million people, more than 126 thousand passengers a day.

Barajas connects the Iberian Peninsula with the rest of Europe , and also serves as a bridge between Europe and Latin America .

Barajas is the main airport of registration of the Spanish airline Iberia Airlines , which provides it with more than 60 percent of passenger traffic.

The airport is actually located within the city, about 14 km northeast of the central square of Madrid


Average for Madrid

Thanks to the height of 667 meters above sea level and the continental climate, the summer in Madrid is hot with a low amount of precipitation, and the winters are much colder than in the cities on the Mediterranean coast. Snowfalls happen almost every year, sometimes winters are especially snowy. The average January temperature is 5-6 C, July 25-26 C. The average annual precipitation is about 400 mm..


General Info

The GDP of Madrid is the largest of all Spanish cities, in 2011 it amounted to 124.9 billion euros. The annual budget of Madrid in 2014 was 4.45 billion euros. Despite the trend towards the transfer of industrial centers to industrial parks located outside the city limits, Madrid remains the second most important after Barcelona industrial center of Spain. In the last period, the importance of Barajas Airport and its contribution to administrative and financial activities has significantly increased . The construction of roads and the expansion of railway transport have substantially grown in recent years. However, Madrid, like all of Spain, lags behind the rest of Europe in the development of new technologies. In the suburbs - several automobile factories.

In addition, inflation in Spain is above the average European level. Since 1998, housing prices have risen by 150 percent, helped by the introduction of the euro . There was a loss of competitiveness with the main trading partners. The budget deficit of 67 billion euros is the second largest in the world. Madrid develops tourism activities, being the most visited foreign tourist city of the country. The announcement of Madrid in 1992 as the "City of European Culture" was an important step in the development of this process.

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Current conditions for Madrid, (MAD), Spain (40.38°/-3.78°)
Altitude: 2263.78ft / 690m
Current conditions -  Partly cloudy
Partly cloudy
Temperature: 84.2 °F / 29 °C
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82 °F / 28 °C
52 °F / 11 °C
Wind direction:
130° SE
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4mi per hr / 7km per hr (4kts per sec / 2m per sec)
Cloud cover:
6.21mi / 10km
30.21in / 1020mb

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