Council of Aragon

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Map of the Spanish-Portuguese Empire in 1598.
  Territories administered by the Council of Castile
  Territories administered by the Council of Aragon
  Territories administered by the Council of Portugal
  Territories administered by the Council of Italia
  Territories administered by the Council of the Indies
  Territories appointed to the Council of Flanders

The Council of Aragon, officially, the Royal and Supreme Council of Aragon (Spanish: Real y Supremo Consejo de Aragón. Catalan: Consell Suprem d'Aragó) was a ruling body and key part of the domestic government of the Spanish Empire in Europe, second only to the monarch himself. It administered the Crown of Aragon (Kingdom of Aragon, Principality of Catalonia -including the Roussillon- Kingdom of Valencia, Kingdom of Mallorca, Kingdow of Sicily and Naples, then Two Sicilies (till 1556)and Sardinia) as a part of Spain, and later the Iberian Union.