The city of Madrid is the capital of Spain and the Community of Madrid, uni-provincial autonomous community. Also known as the Town and Court, It is the largest and most populous city in the country, officially and according to the population census reaching 1 January 2011 the 3.293.601 inhabitants in the municipality, and correction at the end of the year the town hall, Unofficial figure to be approved by Congress later that year is 3.294.110,5 while the population figure including its metropolitan area totals 6.543.031 inhabitants and an urban area which includes a 7,1 million people, thus being the third -for metropolitan area behind Paris and London- and the third most populous city in the European Union ,after Berlin and London.

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