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Getafe, Madrid

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Getafe (Spanish pronunciation: [xeˈtafe]) is a city in the Community of Madrid, Spain. As of 2018, it has a population of 180,747, the region's sixth most populated municipality.


It is home to the Getafe Air Base, one of the oldest Spanish military air bases, and to the main campus of the Charles III University of Madrid (UC3M). The Cerro de los Ángeles ("Hill of the Angels"), a site traditionally considered to be the geographical center of the Iberian Peninsula, also lies within the municipal limits. Getafe is located 13 km south of Madrid's city centre, within a flat area of Spain's Meseta Central in the Manzanares River basin.


Getafe's proximity to central Madrid fostered industrial development during the 20th and 21st centuries. The city's industrialisation in turn led to an increase in population, reaching 170,115 in 2011. Due to its industrial and social networks, the majority of residents work or study within the city. Getafe hosts an Airbus factory. The increase in population led to the construction of numerous access roads, an increase in available public services, and the creation of new neighborhoods at the end of the 20th century.
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  • very hot during the summer, but this community right outside of Madrid is pretty cool! it has sort of a college vibe to it, which means plenty of places to eat and drink around!  more »
  • Unpolished raw diamond by location and possibilities. Culture, sport and leisure are not encouraged. It's getting more and more like Madrid... buildings and more buildings, gas stations.. Shops... No...
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