Autonomous city is a type of
autonomous administrative division
An autonomous administrative division (also referred to as an autonomous area, entity, unit, region, subdivision, or territory) is a subnational administrative division
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The 1994 amendment of the Argentine Constitution
Buenos Aires ( or ; ), officially Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, is the capital
Capital most commonly refers to:
* Capital letter
Letter case (or just case) is the distinction between the letters that are in larger uppercase or cap ...
city, previously in the
A federal district is a type of administrative division of a federation, usually under the direct control of a federal government and organized sometimes with a single municipal body. Federal districts often include Capital districts and territori ...
Argentina (), officially the Argentine Republic ( es, link=no, República Argentina), is a country located mostly in the southern half of South America
South America is a continent
A continent is any of several large landmasse ...
, the status of autonomous city, and changed its formal name to Autonomous City of Buenos Aires.
Another large city that is currently pressing for autonomy is
Rosario () is the largest city in the central Argentina provinces of Argentina, province of Santa Fe Province, Santa Fe. The city is located northwest of Buenos Aires, on the west bank of the Paraná River. Rosario is the third-most populous ci ...
Santa Fe Province
The Province of Santa Fe ( es, Provincia de Santa Fe, ) is a province
A province is almost always an administrative division within a country or state. The term derives from the ancient Roman '' provincia'', which was the major territorial a ...
. Rosario has nearly 1 million inhabitants (about 1.3 million counting its suburbs and nearby towns), and is usually disfavoured in the distribution of funds and resources, which disproportionately assigns more of its share to the much less populated provincial capital, Santa Fe
. Some legislators have proposed that autonomy could be granted to Rosario by passing a law in the ordinary fashion, while others claim an amendment of the provincial constitution is needed.
In Spain there are two autonomous cities called
Ceuta (, , ; ber, Sebta, script=Latn; ar, سَبْتَة, Sabtah) is a on the north coast of .
Bordered by , it lies along the boundary between the and the . It is one of the several Spanish territories in Africa and, along with and the ...
Melilla ( , ; ; ber, Mrich / Mlilt; ar, مليلية ) is an of located on the northwest coast of Africa, sharing with . It has an area of . One of two Spanish autonomous cities in mainland Africa together with , it was part of the until ...
An enclave is a territory (or a part of one) that is entirely surrounded by the territory of one other state. Enclaves may also exist within territorial waters. ''Enclave'' is sometimes used improperly to denote a territory that is only partly ...
s located on the north coast of
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, separated from the
The Iberian Peninsula ,
Aragonese or Aragones may refer to:
* Something related to Aragon, an autonomous community and former kingdom in Spain
* the Aragonese people, those originating from or living in the historical region ...
Strait of Gibraltar
The Strait of Gibraltar ( ar, مضيق جبل طارق, Maḍīq Jabal Ṭāriq; es, Estrecho de Gibraltar, : ), also known as the Straits of Gibraltar, is a narrow that connects the to the and separates the in from in .
The two continen ...
Types of administrative division