Municipio (Spanish: [muniˈθipjo], Italian: [muniˈtʃiːpjo]) and município (Portuguese: [muniˈsipiu]) are country subdivisions in Italy and several Hispanophone and Lusophone nations, respectively. They are often translated as "municipality". In the English language, a municipality often is defined as relating to a single city or town;[1] however, in Spanish, the term "municipio" may not mean a single city or town, but rather a jurisdiction housing several towns and cities, like a township, county, borough or civil parish.[2] The Italian term "municipalità" refers either to a single city or a group of cities and towns in a township, but the Portuguese use is almost entirely restricted to group of cities or towns like in a county, township and so forth.[3]


Country Term Detailed article Administered by Comment
 Angola Município is used Municipalities of Angola
 Argentina Municipio is used Municipalities of Argentina According to laws of the provinces
 Bolivia Municipio is used Municipalities of Bolivia Below the provinces
 Brazil Município is used Municipalities of Brazil Município with elected Prefeito (mayor) and Vereador (plural: Vereadores) (councilors)
 Chile Comuna is used Communes of Chile Municipalidad with elected alcalde (mayor) and councilors
 Colombia Municipio is used Municipalities of Colombia Below departments
 Costa Rica Municipalidad is used Municipalities of Costa Rica Coterminous with the Cantones
 Cuba Municipio is used Municipalities of Cuba
 Dominican Republic Municipio is used Municipalities of the Dominican Republic ayuntamiento (elected municipal council) and síndico (mayor)
 Ecuador Municipalidad is used Municipalities of Ecuador
 El Salvador Municipio is used Municipalities of El Salvador Alcalde Below departments
 Guatemala Municipio is used Municipalities of Guatemala Municipalidad Below departments
 Honduras Municipalidad is used Municipalities of Honduras Alcalde Below departments
 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[a]
 Mexico Municipio is used Municipalities of Mexico Ayuntamiento, headed by a municipal president Below states
 Nicaragua Municipio is used Municipalities of Nicaragua Alcalde Below departments
 Paraguay Municipalidad is used Municipalities of Paraguay
 Peru Municipalidad is used Municipalities of Peru
 Philippines Municipalidad (Spanish), Munisipalidad, or Munisipyo (Tagalog and Cebuano) Municipalities of the Philippines alkalde (informal expression for mayor) and councilors (konsehal, a Spanish loanword in local languages) Below provinces
 Portugal Município is used (also called concelho) Municipalities of Portugal Câmara Municipal (executive) and Assembleia Municipal (legislative)
 Puerto Rico Municipio is used Municipalities of Puerto Rico Alcalde and municipal legislature
 Spain Municipio is used[b] Municipalities of Spain Ayuntamiento, headed by an alcalde or Presidente de la Corporación
 Uruguay Municipio is used[4] Municipalities of Uruguay Alcaldía (municipal council), headed by an alcalde
 Venezuela Municipio is used Municipalities of Venezuela Consejo Municipal (municipal council) with separately elected alcalde and independent comptroller Below state

See also


  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 municipi (IPA: [muniˈsipi]), Galician municipio (IPA: [muniˈθipjʊ]) or bisbarra (IPA: [bizˈβarɐ]) and Basque udalerria (IPA: [udaleria]).


  1. ^ "Municipality"., LLC. Retrieved 23 June 2015.
  2. ^ "municipio". Word Reference. Word Reference. Retrieved 23 June 2015. English: township - borough - county - township line
  3. ^ "Município". Word Reference. Word Reference. Retrieved 23 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Creación de municipios en Uruguay a partir de 2010". 2009. Retrieved 23 May 2011.

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Chayanta Municipality

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Municipalidad (Spanish pronunciation: [munisipaliˈðað]) is a Spanish term for municipality used in many Latin American countries such as Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Colombia, Paraguay, Peru , the

Philippines, and Puerto Rico. It refers to the governing body of a particular territory and not to the territory, which is often referred to as "municipio".

In Chile the territory governed is called a "comuna", which is the third-level administrative division of the country.

Municipalities of Mexico

Municipalities (municipios in Spanish) are the second-level administrative divisions of Mexico, where the first-level administrative division is the state (Spanish: estado). As of the establishment of two new municipalities in Chiapas in September 2017, there are 2,448 municipalities in Mexico, not including the 16 delegaciones of Mexico City. The internal political organization and their responsibilities are outlined in the 115th article of the 1917 Constitution and detailed in the constitutions of the states to which they belong. Municipalities are distinct from cities, a form of Mexican locality, some municipalities as large as states, while cities can be measured in city blocks.

Municipalities of Spain

The municipalities of Spain (Spanish: municipios, IPA: [muniˈθipjos], Catalan: municipis, Galician: concellos, Basque: udalerriak, Asturian: conceyos; sing. municipio) are the basic level of Spanish local government.


A municipality is usually a single administrative division having corporate status and powers of self-government or jurisdiction as granted by national and regional laws to which it is subordinate. It is to be distinguished (usually) from the county, which may encompass rural territory or numerous small communities such as towns, villages and hamlets.

The term municipality may also mean the governing or ruling body of a given municipality. A municipality is a general-purpose administrative subdivision, as opposed to a special-purpose district.

The term is derived from French municipalité and Latin municipalis. The English word municipality derives from the Latin social contract municipium (derived from a word meaning "duty holders"), referring to the Latin communities that supplied Rome with troops in exchange for their own incorporation into the Roman state (granting Roman citizenship to the inhabitants) while permitting the communities to retain their own local governments (a limited autonomy).

A municipality can be any political jurisdiction from a sovereign state, such as the Principality of Monaco, to a small village, such as West Hampton Dunes, New York.

The territory over which a municipality has jurisdiction may encompass

only one populated place such as a city, town, or village

several of such places (e.g., early jurisdictions in the U.S. state of New Jersey (1798–1899) as townships governing several villages, Municipalities of Mexico, Municipalities of Colombia)

only parts of such places, sometimes boroughs of a city such as the 34 municipalities of Santiago, Chile.

Puerto Rico statistical areas

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Most recently on December 1, 2009, the Office of Management and Budget defined 16 statistical areas for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, including three combined statistical areas, eight metropolitan statistical areas, and five micropolitan statistical areas. The table below shows the recent population of these statistical areas and the 78 municipios of Puerto Rico.

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Tocos do Moji

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Turco Municipality

Turco Municipality is the second municipal section of the Sajama Province in the Oruro Department in Bolivia, and was founded on February 15, 1957. Its seat is Turco, situated 154 km west of Oruro at an altitude of 3,860 m. The municipality covers an area of 3,973 km², not taking into account the area of Laca Laca Canton.It is bordered to the north by the Curahuara de Carangas Municipality and San Pedro de Totora Province, to the south by the Litoral and Sabaya Provinces, to the west by Chile and to the east by the Carangas Province (Qhurqhi (Corque) and Chuqi Quta (Choquecota) Municipalities).

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