Autonomous Community of Andalucia, Spain Genealogy

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Autonomous Communities[edit | edit source]

Autonomous communities are larger jurisdictions found within Spain and may contain several provinces. It is both a political and administrative division. The autonomous communities of Spain were created in 1978. To learn more about them please read Autonomous communities of Spain.[1]

History[edit | edit source]

Andalusia (Spanish: Andalucía) was formed in accord with a referendum of 28 February 1980 and became an autonomous community under the 1981 Statute of Autonomy known as the Estatuto de Carmona and is also officially recognized as a "historical nationality." It is located in southern Spain immediately south of the autonomous communities of Extremadura and Castilla-La Mancha; west of the autonomous community of Murcia and the Mediterranean Sea; east of Portugal and the Atlantic Ocean; and north of the Mediterranean Sea and the Strait of Gibraltar.

The autonomous community of Andalucia is traditionally divided into two historical sub-regions which include its eight provinces: Upper Andalusia or Eastern Andalusia (Andalucía Oriental), consisting of the provinces of Almería, Granada, Jaén, and Málaga, and Lower Andalusia or Western Andalusia (Andalucía Occidental), consisting of the provinces of Cádiz, Córdoba, Huelva and Sevilla. Beyond the level of provinces, Andalusia is further divided into 774 municipalities. The capital is city of Sevilla.[2]

Provinces in Andalucia[edit | edit source]

Provinces within its jurisdiction include:

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Autonomous communities of Spain," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autonomous_communities_of_Spain (accessed October 8, 2020).
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Andalusia," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andalusia (accessed October 8, 2020).