Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau
|Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau
Instituto para os Assuntos Cívicos e Municipais
|• Total||31.3 km2 (12.1 sq mi)|
|• Water||0 km2 (0 sq mi)|
|• Density||20,166/km2 (52,230/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Macau Standard Time (UTC+8)|
|Website||Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau|
The councils and assemblies of the municipalities of Macau were abolished on 1 January 2002, and their functions transferred to the Instituto para os Assuntos Cívicos e Municipais, slightly more than 2 years after Macau became a special administrative region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China. They had been put in place under the administration of Portugal.
The current administrative body is the Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (Portuguese: Instituto para os Assuntos Cívicos e Municipais, Traditional Chinese: 民政總署) under the Secretariat for Administration and Justice (Secretaria da Administração e Justiça) of the SAR government.
After the reunification with the People's Republic of China in 1999, these structures were kept provisionally in place: the Provisional Municipal Council of Macau (臨時澳門市政執行委員會, Câmara Municipal de Macau Provisória, officially in broken Portuguese, should be Câmara Municipal Provisória de Macau), the Provisional Municipal Council of the Islands (臨時海島市政執行委員會, Câmara Municipal das Ilhas Provisória, officially in broken Portuguese, should be Câmara Municipal Provisória das Ilhas), and the Provisional Municipal Assembly (Assembleia Municipal Provisória, 臨時市政議會) of each municipality.
On 31 December 2001, all the provisional organs were dissolved and the new Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (Instituto para os Assuntos Cívicos e Municipais [IACM], 民政總署) took on the role of the provisional municipal councils, starting from 1 January 2002, under the Secretariat for Administration and Justice (Secretaria da Administração e Justiça) of the SAR government.
Each municipality or concelho was run by a municipal council (câmara municipal), with a supervising municipal assembly (assembleia municipal).
The two municipalities (sing. município or concelho) of the Portuguese era, abolished in 2002, were:
|Municipality of Macau
Concelho de Macau
澳門市 (Yale: Oumùhn Síh; Pinyin: Àomén Shì)
|Coterminous with the Macau Peninsula.
Its seat was also known as Cidade do (Santo) Nome de Deus de Macau (= City of the (Holy) Name of God of Macau, full motto: Cidade do (Santo) Nome de Deus de Macau, Não Há Outra Mais Leal, lit. City of the (Holy) Name of God of Macau, None Is More Loyal)
|Municipality of das Ilhas
Concelho das Ilhas
海島市 (Yale: Hóidóu Síh; Pinyin: Hǎidǎo Shì)
|Coterminous with the islands of Taipa and Coloane.|
- Law 1/1999, Article 15
- Law 6/1999, Article 16 and Annex XII
- Law 17/2001
- Administrative Regulation 32/2001