Getafe is a city within the south of the Madrid metropolitan area, Spain, and one of the most populated and industrialised towns in the area. It is domestic to one of the oldest Spanish army air bases and the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Within the city is the Cerro de los Angeles, or Hill of the Angels, a domain taken into consideration the geographical middle of the Iberian Peninsula. Getafe is positioned 13 km south of Madrid's metropolis centre, inside a flat location of Spain's Meseta Central within the Manzanares River basin. Getafe's proximity to Madrid fostered commercial improvement at some point of the 20th and 21st centuries.
The metropolis's industrialisation caused an boom in populace, achieving 1701, 115 in 2011. Due to its commercial and social networks, most people of residents paintings or examine in the city. The boom in population caused the construction of several get right of entry to roads, an increase in available public services, and the introduction of new neighborhoods at the give up of the twentieth century. During the Middle Ages, a number of villages were placed inside the present-day vicinity of Getafe. One of the primary villages changed into Alarnes, which was very near the contemporary city middle. In 1326, the villagers united themselves into one city, situated at the royal road that connected Madrid with Toledo.