Madrid, Spain

Population: 3,165,235 (2014 est.)

Language(s): Spanish

Demonym: Madrilenian, Madrilene

Area: 606 km2 (234 mi2)

Dialing Code: +34 (91)

Electricity Adapter: 230 V, 50 Hz, Plug Types C & F

Time Zone: Central European Time UTC+1 (Summer CEST UTC+2)

City facts put together in collaboration with sister site 6pt5. Language guides and more can be found on Shishek.


Madrid is the capital and largest city of Spain, located right in the center of the country.

Madrid is one of those great European cities that can boast it all – great art, vibrant nightlife, amazing food, handsome architecture – you name it, Madrid’s got it. Top it all off with an expansive public transportation network, and you’ve got the means to see it all for yourself.

Plaza Mayor Madrid Mounted Police Demonstrations
Plaza Mayor

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