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

Location of Villaverde
Auton. communityMadrid
 • Total20.29 km2 (7.83 sq mi)
 • Density6,249/km2 (16,180/sq mi)
Madrid district number17

Geography and history Edit

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 cheap housing prices.

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

External links Edit

  Media related to Villaverde District at Wikimedia Commons

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