Community of Madrid
The Community of Madrid (Spanish Comunidad de Madrid) is one of the 17 regions of Spain. It is located on the plateau Neukastiliens, just south of Castilian vagina Mountains. The autonomous community consists only of the province and includes the conurbation around the capital Madrid. It has an area of 8022 km ² and 6.008 million inhabitants (as of 2006). The highest elevation of the Autonomous Community of Peñalara.
Biggest attractions are, next to the capital, the monastery residence of Philip II in El Escorial, the old university town of Alcalá de Henares and the palace and gardens of Aranjuez, all three are part of the World Heritage Site.
The Autonomous Community of Madrid has the vineyards of Vinos de Madrid with a cultivated area of about 11,800 hectares.
(As of 1 January 2013)
Expressed in comparison with the EU GDP in purchasing power standards the Madrid region reached an index of 136 (EU -27: 100 ) (2006 ), making it the wealthiest autonomous community of Spain.