Autonomous city


Autonomous city

Autonomous city is a type of administrative division.

Argentina

Since the 1994 Constitution grants Buenos Aires, formerly Capital Federal (Spanish, "Federal Capital"), the status of autonomous and changes the formal name to "Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires" (Spanish, "Autonomous City of Buenos Aires").

Another large city that is currently pressing for autonomy is Rosario, in the Santa Fe Province. 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. Some legislators are of the opinion 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.

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*Autonomous cities of Spain


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