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Spain's 8,000 municipalities and 17 semi-autonomous regions

I wonder where they got the "semi-autonomous regions" given that the Spanish name for these entities is Comunidades Autónomas.

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Dec 19th, 2011 at 04:23:51 AM EST
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Autonomous regions can be many things.

Autonomous area - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

An autonomous area or autonomous entity is an area of a country that has a degree of autonomy, or freedom from an external authority. Typically it is either geographically distinct from the rest of the country or populated by a national minority. Countries that include autonomous areas are often federacies. Autonomous areas can be divided into territorial autonomies, subregional territorial autonomies and local autonomies.

Of course, nothing is solved by using semi-autonomous.

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by A swedish kind of death on Mon Dec 19th, 2011 at 07:24:41 AM EST
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