Madrid (/ m ə ˈ d r ɪ d /, Spanish: [maˈðɾið]) 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.
- 667 m (2,188 ft)
- 9th century
Whilst others have already said that the premise is, partly wrong, partly exaggerated, there is the fact that, unlike Seville or Barcelona, but also Paris, Rome, London and some others, Madrid is not a big town that because of that ended as capital of its country, but exactly the other way around: it was first chosen as the unified Spain’s capital in the 1560s when it was hardly anything more than a second-rank town, it didn’t become the permanent see of the Spanish Court until the early ...
Madrid did not become capital of a united Spain until the Bourbon era. Though bureaucracy began to develop from the end of the fifteenth century, state power in Castile did not perceptibly increase. This was because the crown, when building up a body of reliable servants, used them generally not to interfere with or change institutions but to collaborate with them.
- Henry Kamen
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Madrid, Spain. The capital and largest city in Spain, located on the Manzanares river in the centre of the country. Cultural highlights include the Escorial, the Royal Palace of Madrid, and the nearby royal monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, built by Philip II in the sixteenth century. BkXVIII:Chap3Sec1 Chateaubriand there in 1807.
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