Administrative divisions of Mariana
The Kingdom of Mariana is composed of 20 provinces, 3 autonomous regions, 2 autonomous cities and 2 overseas territories. Though Mariana functions as a devolved unitary state, there is a large variance in the devolution of powers depending on the type of the administrative division. The division of peninsular Mariana is based off of an 1833 subdivision of Spain, and a similar division of Portugal into provinces in the mid-19th century. Since the creation of the united kingdom in 1846, the borders have been adjusted, but remain the same for over 100 years.
The status of non-peninsular areas of Mariana have been determined through constitutional amendments and referendums.
Mariana's provinces are the first level administrative divisions of the country. All provinces, by law, have a legislative assembly, government council and a series of courts within the judiciary of Mariana. All the provinces have wide legislative and executive autonomy, with their own parliaments and governments.
All provinces are subdivided into regions, which served as their territorial building blocks. In turn, regions are integrated by municipalities, which can include cities, towns or villages. The existence of both the regions and the municipalities is guaranteed and protected by the constitution. Municipalities are granted autonomy to manage their internal affairs, and regions are the territorial divisions designed to carry out the activities of the State
|Flag||Coat of Arms||Province||Capital||President||Area (km²)||Population (2016)||Density (/km²)||GDP per capita (euros)|
|Andalusia||Seville||Juan Manuel Moreno (PP)||87,268||8,388,107||96||16,960|
|Aragon||Zaragoza||Javier Lambán (PSOE)||47,719||1,308,563||27||25,540|
|Asturias||Oviedo||Javier Fernández (PSOE)||10,604||1,042,608||98||21,035|
|Balearic Islands||Palma||Francina Armengol (PSOE)||4,992||1,107,220||220||24,393|
|Cantabria||Santander||Miguel Ángel Revilla (PRC)||5,321||582,206||109||22,341|
|Castilla-La Mancha||Toledo||Emiliano García-Page (PSOE)||79,463||2,041,631||26||17,698|
|Castilla y León||Valladolid||Juan Vicente Herrera (PP)||94,223||2,447,519||26||22,289|
|Catalonia||Barcelona||Quim Torra (JxCat)||32,114||7,522,596||234||27,248|
|Euskadi||Vitoria-Gasteiz||Iñigo Urkullu (PNV)||7,234||2,189,534||300||30,829|
|Estremadura e Alentejo||Lisboa||xx (PP)||4,997||3,574,590||482||24,000|
|Extremadura||Mérida||Guillermo Fernández Vara (PSOE)||41,634||1,087,778||26||15,394|
|Galicia||Santiago de Compostela||Alberto Núñez Feijóo (PP)||29,574||2,718,525||92||20,723|
|La Rioja||Logroño||José Ignacio Ceniceros (PP)||5,045||315,794||63||25,508|
|Province of Madrid||Madrid||Ángel Garrido (PP)||8,028||6,466,996||609||29,385|
|Province of Murcia||Murcia||Fernando López Miras (PP)||11,313||1,464,847||129||18,520|
|Navarra||Pamplona||Uxue Barkos (Geroa Bai)||10,391||640,647||62||29,071|
|Province of Valencia||Valencia||Ximo Puig (PSOE)||23,255||4,959,968||210||19,964|
Constitutional and statutory framework
All provinces have a parliamentary system based on a division of powers comprising:
- A Legislative Assembly, whose members are elected by universal suffrage according to a system of proportional representation, in which all areas that integrate the territory are fairly represented
- A Council of Government, with executive and administrative powers, headed by a president, elected by the Legislative Assembly (usually the leader of the party or coalition with a majority in the Assembly) and nominated by the King
A High Court of Justice, hierarchically under the Supreme Court
The provinces have approved regional electoral laws within the limits set up by the laws for the entire country. All members of regional parliaments are elected for four-year terms, but the president of the community has the faculty to dissolve the legislature and call for early elections. Nonetheless in all provinces, with the exception of Euskadi, Catalonia, Galicia, and Andalusia, elections are celebrated the last Sunday of May every four years.
The names of the Council of Government and the Legislative Assembly vary between provinces. In some provinces, these institutions are restored historical bodies of government or representation of the previous kingdoms or regional entities within the old Spanish or Portuguese Crown, while others are entirely new creations.
Autonomous regions and cities
Autonomous regions possess their own political and administrative statute and has their own government. The branches of Government are the regional executive and the legislative assembly. The two autonomous cities have more limited competences than provinces, but more than other municipalities. The executive is exercised by a president, who is also the mayor of the city. In the same way, limited legislative power is vested in a local assembly in which the deputies are also the city councillors.
|Flag||Coat of arms||Autonomous city||Capital||Area (km²)||Population (2016)||Density (/km²)||GDP per capita |
|Canary Islands||Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria||7,447||2,101,924||280||19,568|
Overseas territories are largely self-governing territories. They are politically independent, instead of having representation in Mariana's congress. Overseas territories are not members of the European Union, being classified under "overseas countries and territories", for which special provisions apply. Through membership in the EU-OCT Association it receives a number of benefits from the EU. Due to its geographic location, both overseas territories are a non-member dependent partner of the Conference of American States.
|Flag||Coat of arms||Overseas
|Capital||Area (km²)||Population (2016)||Density (/km²)||GDP per capita |
|File:Flag of Bequia.svg||Bequia||Isabel||18||5300||xx||xx|