The Andalusian Government and Administrations

On 28 February 1980 Andalucía voted ‘Si’ in the autonomous referendum on a system of full autonomy. Since then, the autonomy has become an invaluable instrument in the social, political and economic development of Andalucía. It is right today to acknowledge the perseverance of the people of Andalucía who, at that time, voted with their belief in their homeland. A new system of full autonomy has been voted on february 2007.

Under the Constitution, Spain has successfully integrated itself into the international institutions in line and equal to the rest of the European nations. The most fruitful period in its history has seen great advances in social structure and human development in every order.

Andalucía, with its capital in Seville, is divided into eight provinces, following the Royal Decree of 1883 of Provincial Divisions, set out by Javier de Burgos. These provinces include 770 municipalities which are home to 7,849,799 inhabitants. This population is concentrated, above all, in the provincial capitals and the coastal areas, for which the level of urbanization in Andalucía is rather high; half of the Andalucían population is concentrated in 26 towns of more than 50,000 inhabitants.

This level of population is worth breaking down into the following areas:

Area of Seville (1,300,000 inhabitants)

Area of Málaga (1,000,000 inhabitants)

Bahía de Cádiz (620,000 inhabitants)

Area of Granada (450,000 inhabitants)

The Council of Government of Andaluciá is the collegiate organ that holds and exercises the executive and administrative functions of the Junta (assembly) of Andalucía. The Council of Government is composed by its president and the Councillors.

Divided into Presidency, Government, Economy and Treasury, Justice and Public Administration, Scientific Innovation and Business, Public Works and Transport, Employment, Tourism, Commerce and Sports, Agriculture and Fisheries, Health, Education, Equality and Welfare, Culture and Environment, these councils change following the necessities of each new legislation.

The local administrations fulfil the basic requirements to cover the daily necessities of the citizens, although the most important is their duty in the autonomous administration of such necessities.

More information in Junta de Andalucia, in Andalucia Junta and in the Guide to the Administration of Andalucia.


One Response to The Andalusian Government and Administrations

  1. Any help would be appreciated with this. The problem I have is that at the end of August I got into an altercation in La Linea and ending up being arrested…(wasn’t that bad!). I was issued a fine of 200 euros + 335 euros…a total of 535 euros. I wanted to pay it there and then but I had to provide an address in Spain so the fine could be sent there. I live in Gibraltar. I gave them my friend’s address in Alcaidesa but since then no letter has arrived. It is over 2 months and I really want to get this paid. I had a telephone number on the court paperwork but those lines are dead. I also got someone to go to the police station in La Linea but they were no help. The place where they process the fines is possibly in Cadiz or maybe Algeciras. If anyone has any suggestions I would really appreciate it. The reason could be this:
    1. Due to covid…or general summer backlog they still haven’t got around to it.
    2. They might have sent it to the wrong address
    Either way I need a contact number…or an address….or an email address, so I can put this to bed. Naturally I haven’t been over to Spain since because I am worried that they will have me over for non payment of the fine.

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