paraje/caserío, cantón, barrio, aldea, municipio

10:19 Sep 25, 2013
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Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - Geography
Spanish term or phrase: paraje/caserío, cantón, barrio, aldea, municipio

These are headings from a graph about where community midwives in Guatemala come from in a report on a local health project, and I'm not sure of the exact translations into English. The explanation that goes with the graph explains that paraje/caserío, aldea, cantón and barrio are all classed as rural areas, but I'm not sure what the exact difference is between a caserío, a paraje and an aldea for example.

Thank you!
Catriona McDermid
United Kingdom
Local time: 07:02

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5region/village, district, neighborhood, hamlet,county
Luis Vasquez

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region/village, district, neighborhood, hamlet,county

Paraje by itself is not precisely a community, it relates more to geography, so a paraje may be an isolated location where you find one or two houses. Barrio is more of an urban setting. Municipio can also be translated as municipality.

Luis Vasquez
Local time: 00:02
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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Asker: Thanks! I'm still not sure how to translate the terms so that they make sense in a graph about where midwives come from though.

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