Madrid is the capital of Spain and the Community of Madrid. The institutions of the Government of Spain and the Autonomous Government are located in Madrid, as well as a large number of foreign embassies and consulates, international organisations and representative bodies of the EU. It is the third most populated city in Europe with a population of 3.223.334 people in the metropolitan area. Madrid is one of the main destinations in the world for its culture and lifestyle.
In January 2019, the municipality of Madrid has a population of 3.275.195 inhabitants, among whom 462.343 foreigners were counted, that is, 14,12% of its total population. The geographical areas with the highest representation in 2018 are Latin America, Eastern Europe and Asian countries.
PROFILE AND ACTIVITIES
Services of social and intercultural coexistence:
The model of intercultural coexistence that shapes the services assigned to the Immigration Department integrates three basic principles:
The Municipal Information and Guidance Offices for the Integration of the Immigrant Population are a basic instrument, aimed at providing general information about the city, its services and its social resources, as well as instruments that facilitate the social integration of immigrants, contributing to the construction of the Madrid society based on social and intercultural coexistence.