Municipio

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Municipio (Spanish: [muniˈθipjo] or [muniˈsipjo], Italian: [muniˈtʃipjo]) and Município (Portuguese: [muniˈsipiu]) are terms used for country subdivisions. They are often translated as municipality.

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Country Term Detailed article Administered by
 Angola Município is used Municipalities of Angola
 Argentina Municipio is used Municipalities of Argentina
 Bolivia Municipio is used Municipalities of Bolivia
 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
 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 Elected ayuntamiento (municipal council) and síndico (mayor)
 Ecuador Municipalidad is used Municipalities of Ecuador
 Guatemala Municipio is used Municipalities of Guatemala Municipalidad
 Honduras Municipalidad is used Municipalities of Honduras Alcalde
 Italy Municipalità is sometimes used as a subdivision of comune[1] (municipio is the comune hall, the main building housing the comune government) Municipalities of Italy
 Mexico Municipio is used Municipalities of Mexico Ayuntamiento headed by a municipal president
 Nicaragua Municipio is used Municipalities of Nicaragua Alcalde
 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)
 Paraguay Municipalidad is used Municipalities of Paraguay
 Peru Municipalidad is used Municipalities of Peru
 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[2] Municipalities of Spain Ayuntamiento, headed by an alcalde or Presidente de la Corporación
 Uruguay Municipio is used[3] 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

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  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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