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
The reasons Philip II chose Madrid as his capital were that it was a newer city with less historical baggage than Toledo or Valladolid, it was right in the middle of the Iberian Peninsula, it had a healthy dry climate and abundant fresh water, a lot of space to expand, and it was closer to his beloved Escorial.
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
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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