English translation of 'comunidad autónoma'
COMUNIDAD AUTÓNOMAIn Spain the comunidades autónomas are any of the 19 administrative regions consisting of one or more provinces and having political powers devolved from Madrid, as stipulated by the 1978 Constitution. They have their own democratically elected parliaments, form their own cabinets and legislate and execute policies in certain areas such as housing, infrastructure, health and education, though Madrid still retains jurisdiction for all matters affecting the country as a whole, such as defence, foreign affairs and justice. The Comunidades Autónomas are: Andalucía, Aragón, Asturias, Islas Baleares, Canarias, Cantabria, Castilla y León, Castilla-La Mancha, Cataluña, Extremadura, Galicia, Madrid, Murcia, Navarra, País Vasco, La Rioja, Comunidad Valenciana, Ceuta and Melilla.The term Comunidades Históricas refers to Galicia, Catalonia and the Basque Country, which for reasons of history and language consider themselves to some extent separate from the rest of Spain. They were given a measure of independence by the Second Republic (1931-1936), only to have it revoked by Franco in 1939. With the transition to democracy, these groups were the most vociferous and successful in their demand for home rule, partly because they already had experience of federalism and had established a precedent with autonomous institutions like the Catalan Generalitat.See also comunidad
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Cómo afecta el que cada comunidad autónoma tenga un gobierno distinto?El Mundo del Siglo Veintiuno (1994)
De esta cifra, 16.190 millones serán aportados por el Estado y los restantes 15.759 millones por la comunidad autónoma.El Mundo del Siglo Veintiuno (1994)
En total, en toda la comunidad autónoma han estallado ocho artefactos.El Mundo del Siglo Veintiuno (1996)
Fuentes petroleras han señalado que el fraude no afecta a una comunidad autónoma más que a otra.El Mundo del Siglo Veintiuno (1994)
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