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Madrid is the capital and the largest city of Spain located in the central Spain. Approximately 50 million tourists visits Madrid in Spain every year. Madrid is the the center of the transportation network of Spain.

Language
Spanish is the official languages that is spoken in Madrid.

Public Holidays
- New Year Day : 1st of January.
- Epiphany : 6th of January.
- San José : March.
- Maundy Thursday and Good Friday : March/April
- Labor Day : 1st of May.
- Autonomous Community Day : 2nd of May.
- San Isidro : 15th of May.
- Carpus Cristie : Mid June.
- Assumption Day : 15th of August.
- Spanish National Day : 12th of October.
- Almudena : 9th of November.
- The Immaculate Conception Feast : 8th of December.
- Christmas Day : 25th of December.

Weather
Madrid has a temperate continental climate with nice springs, hot summers, long and  mild autumns and winters that is not that cold. The yearly average temperature is 20°C. The average temperature in July is 24°C and 5°C in January.

Transportation
Transportation through the city can be made via public busses, taxis, underground metro, funiculars, trams and vehicle/car hire and rentals. Public transportation is very easy through the city. Metro is the fast and cheapest way to travel around Madrid. And the Madrid Cercanías Trains which is a light railway operates to Madrid's surroundings.

Electricity
220 V AC, 50 Hz. and 2 pin-plugs are the standards.

Communications
The international country dialing code for Spain is +34. City code for Madrid is 91. (+ 34 91 xxx xx xx )

Money
Euro (EUR) is the currency.

Time Zone
Local time is GMT +1 (+2 in summer).

 
 
 
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