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Administrative divisions of Mariana

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Provinces, autonomous cities, regions and overseas territories

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)
FlagKingdomAlgarve.jpg Royal Arms of Algarves.svg Algarve Faro xx (PP) 4,997 451,006 90 20,900
Flag of Andalucía (no CoA).svg Escudo heráldico de Andalucía.svg Andalusia Seville Juan Manuel Moreno (PP) 87,268 8,388,107 96 16,960
Bandera de Aragón.svg Escudo d'Aragón.svg Aragon Zaragoza Javier Lambán (PSOE) 47,719 1,308,563 27 25,540
Flag of Asturias.svg Escudo de Asturias (oficial).svg Asturias Oviedo Javier Fernández (PSOE) 10,604 1,042,608 98 21,035
Flag of the Balearic Islands.svg Escudo de las Islas Baleares.svg Balearic Islands Palma Francina Armengol (PSOE) 4,992 1,107,220 220 24,393
Beira Coimbra xx (PP) 28,462 2,327,026 82 40.754
Flag of Cantabria (Official).svg Escudo de Cantabria (oficial).svg Cantabria Santander Miguel Ángel Revilla (PRC) 5,321 582,206 109 22,341
Flag of Castile-La Mancha.svg Escudo de Castilla-La Mancha.svg Castilla-La Mancha Toledo Emiliano García-Page (PSOE) 79,463 2,041,631 26 17,698
Flag of Castile and León.svg Escudo de Castilla y León.svg Castilla y León Valladolid Juan Vicente Herrera (PP) 94,223 2,447,519 26 22,289
Flag of Catalonia.svg Escut de Catalunya.svg Catalonia Barcelona Quim Torra (JxCat) 32,114 7,522,596 234 27,248
Flag of the Basque Country.svg Escudo del Pais Vasco.svg 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
Flag of Extremadura (with coat of arms).svg Escudo de Extremadura.svg Extremadura Mérida Guillermo Fernández Vara (PSOE) 41,634 1,087,778 26 15,394
Flag of Galicia.svg Escudo de Galicia.svg Galicia Santiago de Compostela Alberto Núñez Feijóo (PP) 29,574 2,718,525 92 20,723
Flag of La Rioja (with coat of arms).svg Coat of Arms of La Rioja.svg La Rioja Logroño José Ignacio Ceniceros (PP) 5,045 315,794 63 25,508
Flag of the Community of Madrid.svg Escudo de la Comunidad de Madrid (oficial).svg Province of Madrid Madrid Ángel Garrido (PP) 8,028 6,466,996 609 29,385
Flag of the Region of Murcia.svg Escudo-ca-murcia.svg Province of Murcia Murcia Fernando López Miras (PP) 11,313 1,464,847 129 18,520
Flag of Navarre.svg Escudo de Navarra (oficial).svg Navarra Pamplona Uxue Barkos (Geroa Bai) 10,391 640,647 62 29,071
Norte Porto xx (PP) 21,278 3,689,173 170 16,900
Flag of the Land of Valencia (official).svg Escudo de la Comunidad Valenciana.svg Province of Valencia Valencia Ximo Puig (PSOE) 23,255 4,959,968 210 19,964

Constitutional and statutory framework

Governmental organization

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
Flag of the Azores.svg File:Azr.png Azores Ponta Delgada 2,333 245,746 110 xx
Flag of the Canary Islands.svg Escudo BOC 2005 Nr 237 2.jpg Canary Islands Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 7,447 2,101,924 280 19,568
Flag Ceuta.svg EscudoCeuta.svg Ceuta Ceuta 18.5 84,519 4,500 19,335
Flag of Madeira.svg Coat of arms of Madeira.png Madeira Funchal 741 289,000 390 xx
Flag Melilla.svg Escudo de Melilla.svg Melilla Melilla 12.3 86,026 6,380 16,981

Overseas territories

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 Coat of Arms.png Bequia Isabel 18 5300 xx xx
Flag of Marigalante.png Coat of Arms of Marigalante.png Marigalante Grand-Bourg 170 13,656 280 xx