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Madrid: Capital and largest city of Spain
Madrid is the capital and most-populous city of Spain. The city has almost 3.4 million inhabitants and a metropolitan area population of approximately 6.7 million. It is the second-largest city in the European Union (EU), surpassed only by Berlin in its administrative limits, and its monocentric metropolitan area is the second-largest in the EU, surpassed only by Paris. The municipality covers 604.3 km2 (233.3 sq mi) geographical area.

Survivors of 1981 food poisoning hold protest at Madrid's El Prado museum [Video]

Survivors of 1981 food poisoning hold protest at Madrid's El Prado museum

The activists had threatened to commit suicide if the Spanish government did not offer more support to victims.

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Madrid court orders imprisonment of French footballer Lucas Hernandez [Video]

Madrid court orders imprisonment of French footballer Lucas Hernandez

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Royals attend military parade marking Spain's Day [Video]

Royals attend military parade marking Spain's Day

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain presided over Spain's annual military parade in central Madrid Tuesday, in celebration of the country's national day.

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Madrid says Catalan separatist leader 'must be brought to justice' [Video]

Madrid says Catalan separatist leader 'must be brought to justice'

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