Parla is a city in the metropolitan area of Madrid in Spain. It lies about 20 km south of the capital at an altitude of 648 msnm and belongs to the Madrid Autonomous Region on. The city area covers 24.43 km ², the population is 125,634 (as of 1 January 2013).

Neighboring municipalities are in the north Fuenlabrada, in the south Torrejón de Velasco Torrejón de la Calzada and, to the east by Pinto and on the west by Griñón and Human.

Parliament was first mentioned in 1338 and received its town charter in the 19th century. At the beginning of the 20th century, Parliament was still a small town with 1,237 inhabitants, but developed mainly since the 60s to a commuter community of Madrid. 1970, there were 10,317 people, 56 318 in 1981 and 2010 are forecast 150,000 inhabitants; so that Parliament is one of the fastest growing cities in Spain.

In the north- east of the city there is a bullring.

Parliament has since May 2007 on a modern tram system, the ring-like manner all the important points of the city together.

There is a connection to the Spanish railway network, the railway station Madrid- Atocha can be reached in around 25 minutes drive.

The city lies on the A -42 Madrid -Toledo motorway.

Sons and daughters of the town

From Parla come Bartolomé Hurtado (1620-1698), architect of the Kings Philip IV and Charles II, as well as the boxer Javier Castillejo.


Tramway in Parla