Definitions

Municipio

Municipio

Municipio (Spanish and Italian) and município (Portuguese) are terms used for subnational entities. They are often translated as municipality.

Overview

Country Term List of Municipios Administrated by
Municipalidad is used Municipalities of Argentina
Municipio is used Municipios of Bolivia
Comuna is used List of communes in Chile Municipalidad with elected alcalde and councilors
Municipio is used Municipalities of Colombia
Municipalidad is used Municipalities of Costa Rica Coterminous with the Cantones
Municipio is used Municipalities of Cuba
Municipio is used Municipalities of the Dominican Republic Elected ayuntamiento and mayor (Síndico)
Municipalidad is used Municipalities of Ecuador
Municipalidad is used Municipalities of Guatemala
Municipalidad is used Municipalities of Honduras Alcalde (elected mayor)
Municipio is sometimes used in behalf of comune Municipalities of Italy
Municipio is used, as sub-divisions of estados Municipalities of Mexico Ayuntamiento headed by a municipal president
Municipalidad is used Municipalities of Paraguay
Municipalidad is used Municipalities of Peru
Municipio is used Municipalities of Puerto Rico Alcalde (mayor) and municipal legislature
Munisipyo or bayan is used in Tagalog Municipalities of the Philippines
Municipio is used List of municipalities of Spain Ayuntamiento, headed by an Alcalde-Presidente de la Corporación
Municipio is used Municipalities of Venezuela Consejo Municipal with separately elected Alcalde (mayor) and independent comptroller

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