In some communities of Spain, minor local entity (Spanish: Entidad de Ámbito Territorial Inferior al Municipio EATIM) is a territorial entity of scope smaller than municipality defined and regulated by the regional governments.[1]

Some examples are caseríos, parroquias, aldeas, barrios, anteiglesias, concejos, pedanías, lugares anejos, decentralised municipal entity (Catalan: entidad municipal descentralizada EMD in Catalonia, autonomous local entity (Spanish: entidad local autónoma) in Andalucía, rural parish (Spanish: parroquia rural) in Asturias.

The administration of these entities have various names including an concejo abierto, a single person mayor called Alcalde pedáneo and a rural council (Spanish: junta vecinal) and councils of Álava.

There are almost 4000 minor local entites; most of them (2,226) are to be found in the autonomous community of Castilla y Leon.[2]

See also



  1. ^ Local Government Act 1985, Article 24bis.
  2. ^ MPA, p. 5.


  • "Local Government Act (Organic Law 7/1985)" (in Spanish). Agencia Estatal Boletín Oficial del Estado. 1985. Retrieved 12 June 2022.
  • "Local Government in Spain" (PDF). Ministry of Public Administration. Retrieved 11 June 2022.