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Municipio

Municipio (Spanish: [muniˈθipjo], Italian: [muniˈtʃipjo]) and município (Portuguese: [muniˈsipiu]) are country subdivisions in several Hispanophone and Lusophone nations, respectively. They are often translated as "municipality".

Overview

Country Term Detailed article Administered by
23x15px Angola Município is used Municipalities of Angola
23x15px Argentina Municipio is used Municipalities of Argentina
23x15px Bolivia Municipio is used Municipalities of Bolivia
23x15px Brazil Município is used Municipalities of Brazil Município with elected Prefeito (mayor) and Vereador (plural: Vereadores) (councilors)
23x15px Chile Comuna is used Communes of Chile Municipalidad with elected alcalde (mayor) and councilors
23x15px Colombia Municipio is used Municipalities of Colombia
23x15px Costa Rica Municipalidad is used Municipalities of Costa Rica Coterminous with the Cantones
23x15px Cuba Municipio is used Municipalities of Cuba
23x15px Dominican Republic Municipio is used Municipalities of the Dominican Republic ayuntamiento (elected municipal council) and síndico (mayor)
23x15px Ecuador Municipalidad is used Municipalities of Ecuador
23x15px El Salvador Municipio is used Municipalities of El Salvador Alcalde
23x15px Guatemala Municipio is used Municipalities of Guatemala Municipalidad
Template:Country data Honduras Municipalidad is used Municipalities of Honduras Alcalde
23x15px Italy Municipalità (municipio is the comune hall, the building housing the government.)
Municipio is also a station on the Naples Metro.
Municipalities of Italy Sometimes a subdivision of comune[1]
23x15px Mexico Municipio is used Municipalities of Mexico Ayuntamiento, headed by a municipal president
23x15px Nicaragua Municipio is used Municipalities of Nicaragua Alcalde
23x15px Philippines Municipalidad (Spanish), Munisipalidad, or Munisipyo (Tagalog and Cebuano) Municipalities of Philippines alkalde (informal expression for mayor) and councilors (konsehal, a Spanish loanword in local languages)
23x15px Paraguay Municipalidad is used Municipalities of Paraguay
23x15px Peru Municipalidad is used Municipalities of Peru
23x15px Portugal Município is used (also called concelho) Municipalities of Portugal Câmara Municipal (executive) and Assembleia Municipal (legislative)
23x15px Puerto Rico Municipio is used Municipalities of Puerto Rico Alcalde and municipal legislature
23x15px Spain Municipio is used[2] Municipalities of Spain Ayuntamiento, headed by an alcalde or Presidente de la Corporación
23x15px Uruguay Municipio is used[3] Municipalities of Uruguay Alcaldía (municipal council), headed by an alcalde
23x15px Venezuela Municipio is used Municipalities of Venezuela Consejo Municipal (municipal council) with separately elected alcalde and independent comptroller

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Notes

  1. ^ Municipalità refers only to administration, whereas comune refers to both administration and territory; it is also an administrative sub-division of a large city, such as Rome
  2. ^ In Catalan/Valencian municipi (IPA: [muniˈsipi]), Galician municipio (IPA: [muniˈθipjo]) or bisbarra (IPA: [bizˈβara]) and Basque udalerria (IPA: [udaleria]).
  3. ^ "Creación de municipios en Uruguay a partir de 2010". data.com.uy. 2009. Retrieved 23 May 2011. 
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