In Spain, an autonomous community is a first-level political and administrative division, created in accordance with the Spanish constitution of 1978, with the aim of guaranteeing limited autonomy of the nationalities and regions that make up Spain. Spain is not a federation, but a highly decentralized unitary state. While sovereignty is vested in the nation as a whole, represented in the central institutions of government, the nation has asymmetrically devolved power to the communities, which, in turn, exercise their right to self-government within the limits set forth in the constitution and their autonomous statutes. The 17 first-level administrative divisions are:
3. Community of Madrid
4. Valencian Community
6. Castile and Leon
7. Basque Country
8. Castilla-La Mancha
9. Canary Islands
10. Region of Murcia
13. Balearic Islands
17. La Rioja
This geography learning game may answer the following questions:
- How many regions do Spain have?
- Which are the Spain autonomous communities?
- Which are the 5 biggest divisions of Spain?
- What are the political borders of Spain regions?
- Where is Catalonia situated?
- Where is Andalusia situated?