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The country of Spain is divided into 50 provinces. Each province belongs to one of 17 autonomous communities. To access the province pages, click in the chart below on the name of the province.  
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The country of Spain is divided into 50 provinces. Each province belongs to one of 17 autonomous communities. To access the province pages, click on the name of the province in the chart below.  
  
 
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| Álava<br>
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| [[Spain Province of Álava|Álava]]
| Albacete<br>
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| [[Spain Province of Albacete|Albacete]]
| Alicante<br>
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| [[Spain Province of Alicante|Alicante]]
 
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| Almeria<br>
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| [[Spain Province of Almería|Almería]]
| Asturias<br>
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| [[Spain Province of Asturias|Asturias]]
| Ávila<br>
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| [[Spain Province of Ávila|Ávila]]
 
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| Badajoz<br>
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| [[Spain Province of Badajoz|Badajoz]]
| Barcelona<br>
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| [[Spain Province of Barcelona|Barcelona]]
| Burgos<br>
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| [[Spain Province of Burgos|Burgos]]
 
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| Cáceres<br>
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| [[Spain Province of Cáceres|Cáceres]]
| Cádiz<br>
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| [[Spain Province of Cádiz|Cádiz]]
| Cantabria<br>
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| [[Spain Province of Cantabria|Cantabria]]
 
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| Castellón<br>
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| [[Spain Province of Castellón|Castellón ]]
| Ciudad Real<br>
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| [[Spain Province of Ciudad Real|Ciudad Real]]
| Córdoba<br>
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| [[Spain Province of Córdoba|Córdoba]]
 
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| La Coruña<br>
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| [[Spain Province of La Coruña|La Coruña]]
| Cuenca<br>
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| [[Spain Province of Cuenca|Cuenca]]
| Gerona<br>
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| [[Spain Province of Gerona|Gerona]]
 
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| Granada<br>
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| [[Spain Province of Granada|Granada]]
| Guadalajara<br>  
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| [[Spain Province of Guadalajara|Guadalajara]]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <br>  
| Guipúzcoa<br>
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| [[Spain Province of Guipúzcoa|Guipúzcoa]]
 
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| Huelva<br>
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| [[Spain Province of Huelva|Huelva]]
| Huesca<br>
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| [[Spain Province of Huesca|Huesca]]
| Islas Baleares<br>
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| [[Spain Province of Islas Baleares|Islas Baleares]]
 
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| Jaén<br>
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| [[Spain Province of Jaén|Jaén]]
| León<br>
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| [[Spain Province of León|León]]
| Lérida<br>
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| [[Spain Province of Lérida|Lérida]]
 
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| Lugo<br>
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| [[Spain Province of Lugo|Lugo]]
| Madrid<br>
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| [[Spain Province of Madrid|Madrid]]
| Málaga<br>
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| [[Spain Province of Málaga|Málaga]]
 
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| Murcia<br>
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| [[Spain Province of Murcia|Murcia]]
| Navarra<br>
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| [[Spain Province of Navarra|Navarra]]
| Orense<br>
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| [[Spain Province of Orense|Orense]]
 
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| Palencia<br>
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| [[Spain Province of Palencia|Palencia]]
| Las Palmas<br>
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| [[Spain Province of Las Palmas|Las Palmas]]
| Pontevedra<br>
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| [[Spain Province of Pontevedra|Pontevedra]]
 
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| La Rioja<br>
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| [[Spain Province of La Rioja|La Rioja]]
| Salamanca<br>
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| [[Spain Province of Salamanca|Salamanca]]
| Segovia<br>
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| [[Spain Province of Segovia|Segovia]]
 
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| Sevilla<br>
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| [[Spain Province of Sevilla|Sevilla]]
| Soria<br>
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| [[Spain Province of Soria|Soria]]
| Tarragona<br>
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| [[Spain Province of Tarragona|Tarragona]]
 
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| Santa Cruz de Tenerife<br>
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| [[Spain Province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife|Santa Cruz de Tenerife]]
| Teruel<br>
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| [[Spain Province of Teruel|Teruel]]
| Toledo<br>
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| [[Spain Province of Toledo|Toledo]]
 
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| Valencia<br>
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| [[Spain Province of Valencia|Valencia]]
| Valladolid<br>
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| [[Spain Province of Valladolid|Valladolid]]
| Vizcaya<br>
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| [[Spain Province of Vizcaya|Vizcaya]]
 
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| Zamora<br>
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| [[Spain Province of Zamora|Zamora]]
| Zaragoza<br>
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| [[Spain Province of Zaragoza|Zaragoza]]
 
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To find out to which autonomous community a province belongs please see the following article and scroll down to the section: [http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Provincia_de_Espa%C3%B1a Tabla de provincias].&nbsp;The last column of the table includes a list of all the municipalities within the province. The municipalities are important because they are where your ancestors would have gone to record birth, marriage, and death information in the Civil Registers. Civil registration began nationwide in Spain in 1869 however, many municipalities, or ''ayuntamientos'', began record keeping before the national mandate to do so.
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Latest revision as of 04:19, 12 November 2012

Spain Gotoarrow.png Spain Provinces

The country of Spain is divided into 50 provinces. Each province belongs to one of 17 autonomous communities. To access the province pages, click on the name of the province in the chart below.


Provinces of Spain
Álava Albacete Alicante
Almería Asturias Ávila
Badajoz Barcelona Burgos
Cáceres Cádiz Cantabria
Castellón Ciudad Real Córdoba
La Coruña Cuenca Gerona
Granada Guadalajara       
Guipúzcoa
Huelva Huesca Islas Baleares
Jaén León Lérida
Lugo Madrid Málaga
Murcia Navarra Orense
Palencia Las Palmas Pontevedra
La Rioja Salamanca Segovia
Sevilla Soria Tarragona
Santa Cruz de Tenerife Teruel Toledo
Valencia Valladolid Vizcaya
Zamora Zaragoza


To find out to which autonomous community a province belongs please see the following article and scroll down to the section: Tabla de provincias. The last column of the table includes a list of all the municipalities within the province. The municipalities are important because they are where your ancestors would have gone to record birth, marriage, and death information in the Civil Registers. Civil registration began nationwide in Spain in 1869 however, many municipalities, or ayuntamientos, began record keeping before the national mandate to do so.

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