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From a historical perspective, the city of Madrid has been the site of Spain's greatest religious pluralism, because, as the capital city, Madrid has attracted many immigrants from around the world, with different religions and cultures. About 83.8% of the inhabitants are Spaniards, while people of other origins, including immigrants from Latin America, Europe, Asia, North Africa, and West Africa, represented 16.2% of the population in 2007. Furthermore, the majority of Spanish religious communities have established their representative bodies in Madrid.

Religious Statistics

Considerable statistical evidence indicates that the number of minority religions in Madrid is increasing. This growth is taking place within a general framework of legal freedom that possesses both a domestic and a European side. Roman Catholicism is the major religion in Madrid, with ...

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