Subdivisions of Portugal

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Subdivisions of Portugal. For an overview of the administrative subdivisions see: administrative divisions of Portugal.

Subdivision type #Total #Continent Subdivisions
NUTS 1 3 1 Continent (Continente), Azores and Madeira
NUTS 2 (Regions) 7 5 Regional Coordination Commissions + Autonomous regions (Comissões de Coordenação Regional + Regiões Autónomas)
NUTS 3 (Subregions) 30 28 Groups of Municipalities (Grupos de Concelhos)
Districts 18 18 (continent only)
Autonomous regions 2 0 Azores, Madeira
ISO 3166-2:PT 20 18 18 districts + 2 autonomous regions of Portugal
Constituencies 20 18 Assembly of the Republic 18 districts + 2 A.R.
Medieval provinces 6 6 continent only
Provinces (1832) 11 8 2, later 3 on the Atlantic islands
Provinces (1936–1976) 11 11
CCDR 5 5 Alentejo, Algarve, Centro, Lisboa e Vale do Tejo, Norte
Municipalities 308 278
Parishes [1] 3092 2882
Cities 151 141
Towns 533  ?
Postal code zones (first digit) 9 8 1 for the Atlantic islands
Telephone area codes 51 48
Área Metropolitana [2] 2 2 Lisbon and Porto
Intermunicipal communities [2] 21 21

List of ambiguous subdivision names[edit]

Correspondence between cities, towns and municipalities[edit]

In Portugal, a city generally does not necessarily correspond to a municipality, with the exception of the entirely urban municipalities, such as Lisbon, Porto, Funchal, Amadora, Entroncamento e São João da Madeira.

The municipality with the most cities is Paredes Municipality which contains four cities.

Maps[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ CAOP 2014
  2. ^ a b c "Law nr. 75/2013" (pdf). Diário da República (in Portuguese). Assembly of the Republic (Portugal). Retrieved 13 August 2014.