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Madrid: Capital of Spain
Madrid is the capital and most-populous city of Spain. The 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), surpassed only by Berlin, 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).

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No fond farewell but Zidane praises 'spectacular' Bale impact [Video]

No fond farewell but Zidane praises 'spectacular' Bale impact

VIDEO SHOWS: REAL MADRID PLAYERS TRAINING BEFORE THEIR FIRST LEAGUE MATCH AGAINST REAL SOCIEDAD, COMMENTS BY COACH ZINEDINE ZIDANE ON GARETH BALE RESENDING WITH COMPLETE SCRIPT SHOWS: MADRID, SPAIN (

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Coronavirus pandemic: As virus spreads, Madrid region eyes new restrictions [Video]

Coronavirus pandemic: As virus spreads, Madrid region eyes new restrictions

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Why is Spain transforming its Franco monument? [Video]

Why is Spain transforming its Franco monument?

The Spanish government's mission to put the country's controversial past under dictator General Francisco Franco is continuing, with a planned transformation of The Valley of the Fallen near Madrid...

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Gareth Bale says it is 'surreal' to be a Wales elder ahead of Finland clash [Video]

Gareth Bale says it is 'surreal' to be a Wales elder ahead of Finland clash

Gareth Bale has paid tribute to his country's supporters and said it is"surreal" to be one of Wales' senior players ahead of their against Finland.Bale – who is contracted to Real until June 2022 –..

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Coronavirus: Madrid's tourism trade struggling as visitors stay away amid pandemic [Video]

Coronavirus: Madrid's tourism trade struggling as visitors stay away amid pandemic

The COVID 19 pandemic has taken a heavy toll on Madrid's tourism industry.

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Firefighters, troops battle forest fire outside Madrid [Video]

Firefighters, troops battle forest fire outside Madrid

Spanish firefighters and military emergency personnel battled blistering heat on Monday to control a wildfire in the Madrid region that had burned through the night. Edward Baran reports.

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Travellers from Spain to UK react to new quarantine rules [Video]

Travellers from Spain to UK react to new quarantine rules

Passengers travelling from Madrid to the UK react to the news they will haveto quarantine for 14 days on arrival after Spain reported a spike incoronavirus cases.

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Thousands protest Airbus layoffs in Spain [Video]

Thousands protest Airbus layoffs in Spain

Thousands of workers gathered on Thursday near Madrid to protest against planned layoffs by Airbus. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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Spain's former king leaving country amid financial scandal

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