- 1 [país] to be president of; [reunión] to chair, preside at o over, take the chair at; [comité] to chair; [jurado] to preside over; [tribunal/cortes] to preside over presidió la compañía durante diez años he was president (AmE) o (BrE) chairman of the company for ten years
- 2 (reinar en) to prevail la cordialidad y la armonía presidieron la reunión a spirit of harmony and cordiality prevailed at the meeting la claridad que preside su prosa the clarity which is a prevalent feature of o which prevails in her prose style
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Each of the 55 different administrative areas into which Spain is divided is called a provincia. Each provincia includes a main city or town, sometimes more, depending on its social and economic power. The provincial capital usually has the same name as the province.