Villaverde (Madrid)

District of Madrid
Country Spain
Auton. community Madrid
Municipality Madrid
  Total 20.29 km2 (7.83 sq mi)
Population 126,802
  Density 6,249/km2 (16,180/sq mi)
Madrid district number 17

Villaverde is one of the 21 districts of the city of Madrid, Spain.

Geography and history

The municipality was absorbed by Madrid in the 1950s as a result of the plans that the Franco government made to simplify the structure of big city administrations. Since then, is a district. It was in those years when it experimented a massive growth caused by the rural flight in Spain. This is the reason that made Villaverde a typical working class neighbourhood.

This condition leaves a heavy footprint in the district, because it has conditioned the current population composition, with many retired people (some of them returning to their towns in Andalusia, Castile-León, ...) and immigrants attracted by the housing cheap prices.

The district is administratively divided into five wards (barrios):

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Coordinates: 40°26′45″N 3°42′04″W / 40.445945°N 3.701143°W / 40.445945; -3.701143

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