Bairro

Bairro (lit. quarter, ) is a Portuguese word and refers to a community or region within a city or municipality. Bairros exist in the majority of large cities in the world. Related words in English include neighborhood, district, borough or subdivision. Bairro is cognate with the Germanic berg, burg, borg, burgh, borough, etc.; and also the Spanish barrio, all of which descend from the same Proto-Indo European root.

In Brazil, the word applies to urban areas in cities, in which the bairros have a role only in localization, without any specific administrative function. Some cities' bairros have defined territorial limits, while most follow the popular definition among its citizens.

In Portugal, subdivisions in only a few densely-populated urban regions are called bairros, though these do not have any administrative power. An example is the Bairro Alto in Lisbon. Freguesia is the more common subdivision in Portugal.

In Mozambique, bairros are administrative subdivisions of urban districts with important functions in the identification of the residents and determine the attributes of the area in regards to construction or agriculture, much like zoning. They are directed by secretários.

Other articles related to "bairro":

Sangalhos - Geography
... It is surrounded by the municipality and parish of Oliveira do Bairro, as well as Aguada de Baixo (in the municiaplity of Águeda), and its municipal neighbors ...
Póvoa De Varzim Parish - Geography
... Historically, the city was formed by three urban quarters Bairro da Matriz (14th century), Bairro Sul (17th century) and Bairro Norte (19th century), these ...
Bairro Alto - Architecture
... addition to being formed in an orthogonal layout, the construction in the Bairro Alto used new construction techniques for the time the transition from buildings built in wood to those completed in ... The older homes in the bairro, dating from the 16th and 17th centuries are characteristically two types low buildings with two storeys (main and first floor), square, asymmetric with ... Although the 1755 earthquake did not result in great damage to the Bairro, there are examples of Pombaline-era frame system employed in some of these ...
Bairro Norte
... Bairro Norte (North Quarter) is a quarter and district of the Portuguese city of Póvoa de Varzim ... In the 19th century it was known as Bairro de S ...
Bairro Da Matriz
... Bairro da Matriz (In Portuguese it means Mother/First Church Quarter) is the historical neighourhood of the Portuguese city of Póvoa de Varzim and part of the Matriz/Mariadeira ... Bairro da Matriz was a significant settlement in the 14th century, whose nucleus was the centre, whence the modern city grew, being a neighbourhood composed by old single family homes ...