|District of Madrid|
|• Total||20.29 km2 (7.83 sq mi)|
|• Density||6,249/km2 (16,180/sq mi)|
|Madrid district number||17|
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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