Districts of Portugal

The Districts of Portugal (Portuguese: Distritos de Portugal), are the most important first-level administrative subdivisions of continental Portugal. Currently, mainland Portugal is divided into 18 districts. The Portuguese Autonomous Regions of Açores and Madeira are no longer divided into districts.

District
Category1st-level administrative division
LocationPortugal
Created
  • 1835
Number18
Populations127,018–2,135,992
Areas2,255–10,225 km²
Government
  • Appointed administration
Subdivisions

As an administrative division, each district served mainly as the area of jurisdiction of a civil governor, who acted as the local delegate of the Central Government of Portugal.