Ciudad Lineal is one of the 21 districts that make up the city of Madrid. It is divided into nine administrative neighborhoods: Ventas, Pueblo Nuevo, Quintana, Concepción, San Pascual, San Juan Bautista, Colina, Atalaya and Costillares.
Located northeast of Madrid, it is one of the most populated districts of the city, with more than 212,000 inhabitants. The great diversity of nationalities residing in the district makes Ciudad Lineal a culturally rich and varied district; for example, in August the Independence Day of Ecuador is celebrated, a holiday declared of tourist interest. On the other hand, the district has the largest mosque in Spain, the Islamic Cultural Center of Madrid, known as the Mosque of the M-30.
Ciudad Lineal is a district with a great economic inequality between its nine neighborhoods, where unemployment and per capita income varies enormously from one neighborhood to another, the highest being that of the Atalaya neighborhood and the lowest that of the Ventas and Pueblo Nuevo neighborhoods.