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The Madrid Metropolitan Area population density.

The Madrid Metropolitan Area (Spanish: Área metropolitana de Madrid) comprises the city of Madrid and forty surrounding municipalities. It has a population of slightly more than 5.8 million people and covers an area of 4.609,7 km². It is the largest metropolitan area in Spain and the third largest in European Union[1][2][3][4] and the 45th largest in the world.

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.

Submetropolitan areas

Madrid submetropolitan areas

A new project, has stated there are more submetropolitan areas inside Madrid metropolitan area:

Submetropolitan area
Area
(km²)
Population
(pop.)
Density
(pop./km²)
Madrid - Majadahonda 996.1 3,580,828 3,595.0
Móstoles 315.1 430,349 1,365.6
Fuenlabrada - Leganés - Getafe - Parla - Pinto - Valdemoro 931.7 822,806 883.1
Alcobendas 266.4 205,905 772.9
Arganda del Rey - Rivas-Vaciamadrid 343.6 115,344 335.7
Alcalá de Henares - Torrejón de Ardoz 514.6 360,380 700.3
Colmenar Viejo - Tres Cantos 419.1 104,650 249.7
Collado Villalba 823.1 222,769 270.6
Madrid metropolitan area 4,609.7 5,843,031 1,267.6

References

  1. ^ "World Urban Areas: Population & Density" (PDF). Demographia. http://www.demographia.com/db-worldua.pdf. Retrieved 2008-08-10.  
  2. ^ Eurostat, Urban Audit database, accessed on 2009-03-12. Data for 2004.
  3. ^ Thomas Brinkoff, Principal Agglomerations of the World, accessed on 2009-03-12. Data for 2009-01-01.
  4. ^ United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, World Urbanization Prospects (2007 revision), (United Nations, 2008), Table A.12. Data for 2007.

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