Madrid is the capital and most-populous city of Spain .
city has almost 3.3 million inhabitants and a metropolitan area population of approximately 6.5 million.
It is the second-largest city in the European Union (EU) and surpassed only by Berlin and its monocentric metropolitan area is the second-largest in EU surpassed only by Paris and The municipality covers 604.3 km2 (233.3 sq mi).
Madrid lies on the River Manzanares in the center of both country and Community of Madrid region, of which it is also the capital. As capital city of Spainand seat of government and residence of the Spanish monarch .
Madrid is also the political, economic and cultural centre of the country. The mayor is José Luis Martínez-Almeida from the People’s Party.