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Changes in Ecclesiastical Circumscriptions

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DateAscendingChange
47Diocese of Acci was established
100Diocese of Cartagena was established
100Diocese of Iliturgi was established
100Diocese of Italica was established
100Diocese of Lugo was established
100Diocese of Málaga was established
100Diocese of Tarragona was established
100Diocese of Toledo (Mozarabic Rite) was established
200Diocese of Italica was suppressed
250Diocese of Emerita Augusta was established
250Diocese of Iliturgi was suppressed (to establish Diocese of Tucci)
250Diocese of Tucci was established (from the suppressed Diocese of Iliturgi)
300Diocese of Basti was established
300Diocese of Córdoba was established
300Diocese of Elvira was established
300Diocese of Palencia was established
300Diocese of Sevilla was established
300Diocese of Urci was established
350Diocese of Cástulo was established (from Diocese of Tucci)
350Diocese of Emerita Augusta was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Emerita Augusta
350Diocese of Mentesa was established
400Diocese of Barcelona was established
400Diocese of Basti was suppressed
400Diocese of Baza was established
400Diocese of Complutum was established (from Diocese of Toledo)
400Diocese of Cástulo was suppressed (to Diocese of Tucci)
400Diocese of Gerona was established
400Diocese of Iria Flavia was established
400Diocese of León was established
400Diocese of Menorca was established
400Diocese of Sevilla was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Sevilla
400Diocese of Toledo (Mozarabic Rite) was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Toledo (lost territory to establish Diocese of Complutum)
400Diocese of Tortosa was established
449Diocese of Tarazona was established
450Diocese of Egara was established (from Diocese of Barcelona)
450Diocese of Mallorca was established
463Diocese of Calahorra was established
500Diocese of Lérida was established
500Diocese of Orense was established
500Diocese of Pamplona was established
500Diocese of Tarragona was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Tarragona
500Diocese of Urgell was established
500Diocese of Valeria was established
500Diocese of Vergi was established
500Diocese of Vic was established
500Diocese of Zaragoza was established
527Diocese of Segovia was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Toledo)
527Diocese of Valencia was established
533Diocese of Osca was established
569Diocese of Lugo was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Lugo
570Diocese of Tui was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Braga)
572Diocese of Bretoña was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Lugo)
589Diocese of Sigüenza was established
600Diocese of Asidonia was established
600Diocese of Osma was established
600Diocese of Salamanca was established
600Diocese of Segorbe was established
693Diocese of Palencia was suppressed
700Diocese of Baza was suppressed
700Diocese of Egara was suppressed (to Diocese of Barcelona)
711Diocese of Complutum was renamed as Diocese of Complutum
711Diocese of Valeria was suppressed
711Diocese of Vergi was suppressed
713Metropolitan Archdiocese of Lugo was suppressed
715Diocese of Baeza was established (from the suppressed Diocese of Tucci)
715Diocese of Mentesa was suppressed
715Diocese of Tucci was suppressed (to establish Diocese of Baeza)
716Diocese of Bretoña was suppressed
741Diocese of Acci was suppressed
745Metropolitan Archdiocese of Lugo was restored
747Diocese of Astorga was established
800Diocese of Menorca was suppressed
800Diocese of Valpuesta was established
811Diocese of Oviedo was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Lugo)
832Diocese of Orense was suppressed (to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Lugo)
866Diocese of San Martiño de Mondoñedo was established (from Diocese of Oviedo and Metropolitan Archdiocese of Lugo)
870Diocese of Álava was established (from Diocese of Calahorra)
886Diocese of Orense was restored (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Lugo)
887Diocese of Lérida was suppressed (to establish Diocese of Pallars–Ribagorça)
887Diocese of Osca was suppressed (to Diocese of Pamplona, and to establish Diocese of Pallars–Ribagorça)
887Diocese of Pallars–Ribagorça was established (from Diocese of Urgell, and from the suppressed Diocese of Osca and Diocese of Lérida)
900Diocese of Badajoz was established (from the suppressed Metropolitan Archdiocese of Emerita Augusta)
900Diocese of Baeza was suppressed
900Metropolitan Archdiocese of Emerita Augusta was suppressed (to establish Diocese of Badajoz)
922Diocese of Sasabe was established (from Diocese of Pamplona)
923Diocese of Calahorra was suppressed (to establish Diocese of Nájera)
923Diocese of Nájera was established (from the suppressed Diocese of Calahorra)
950Diocese of Urci was suppressed
956Diocese of Pallars–Ribagorça was renamed as Diocese of Roda (gained territory from Diocese of Urgell)
956Diocese of Urgell lost territory to Diocese of Roda
1000Diocese of Zamora was established
1010Diocese of Badajoz was suppressed
1024Diocese of Tui was suppressed (to Diocese of Iria Flavia)
1030Diocese of Pamplona lost territory to Diocese of Bayonne
1035Diocese of Palencia was restored
1040Diocese of Roda lost territory to Diocese of Urgell
1069Diocese of Tui was restored (from Diocese of Iria Flavia)
1071Metropolitan Archdiocese of Lugo was demoted as Diocese of Lugo (gained territory from Diocese of Oviedo)
1071Diocese of Oviedo lost territory to Diocese of Lugo
1075Diocese of Burgos was established
1077Diocese of Jaca was established (from the suppressed Diocese of Sasabe)
1077Diocese of Osma lost territory to Diocese of Nájera
1077Diocese of Pamplona lost territory to Diocese of Nájera
1077Diocese of Sasabe was suppressed (to establish Diocese of Jaca)
1087Diocese of Valpuesta was suppressed (to Diocese of Burgos)
1088Diocese of Álava was suppressed (to Diocese of Nájera)
1095.12.05Diocese of Iria Flavia was suppressed (to establish Diocese of Santiago de Compostela)
1095.12.05Diocese of Santiago de Compostela was established (from the suppressed Diocese of Iria Flavia)
1098.05.11Diocese of Huesca–Jaca was restored (from the suppressed Diocese of Jaca)
1098.05.11Diocese of Jaca was suppressed (to establish Diocese of Huesca–Jaca)
1099.05.04Diocese of Complutum was suppressed (to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Toledo)
1100Diocese of Valencia was suppressed
1100Diocese of Ávila was established
1101Diocese of Roda was renamed as Diocese of Barbastro–Roda
1114Diocese of San Martiño de Mondoñedo was renamed as Diocese of San Martiño de Mondoñedo–Dume (gained territory from the suppressed Diocese of Dume)
1116Diocese of Barbastro–Roda lost territory to Diocese of Huesca–Jaca
1120.02.27Diocese of Santiago de Compostela was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Santiago de Compostela
1133Diocese of Huesca–Jaca lost territory to Diocese of Barbastro–Roda
1143Diocese of Coria was established
1145Diocese of Barbastro–Roda lost territory to Diocese of Huesca–Jaca
1145Diocese of Urci was restored
1146Diocese of Asidonia was suppressed
1149Diocese of Barbastro–Roda was suppressed (to Diocese of Huesca–Jaca, and to establish Diocese of Lérida)
1149Diocese of Lérida was restored (from the suppressed Diocese of Barbastro–Roda)
1150Diocese of Elvira was suppressed
1160Diocese of Urci was suppressed
1168Diocese of Ciudad Rodrigo was established (from former Diocese of Caliábria)
1170Diocese of Calahorra was restored (from the suppressed Diocese of Nájera)
1170Diocese of Nájera was suppressed (to establish Diocese of Calahorra)
1172Diocese of Albarracin was established (from Diocese of Segorbe)
1183.07.05Diocese of Cuenca was established
1189Diocese of Plasencia was established
1200Diocese of Málaga was suppressed
1203Diocese of Lérida lost territory to Diocese of Huesca–Jaca
1219Diocese of San Martiño de Mondoñedo–Dume was renamed as Diocese of Mondoñedo (lost territory to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Braga)
1227Diocese of Baeza was restored
1232Diocese of Calahorra was renamed as Diocese of La Calzada
1235Diocese of La Calzada was renamed as Diocese of Calahorra y La Calzada
1237Diocese of Mallorca was restored (from Diocese of Barcelona)
1238.10.10Diocese of Valencia was restored
1241.02.05Diocese of Cádiz was established (from former Diocese of Asidonia)
1249Diocese of Baeza was suppressed (to establish Diocese of Jaén)
1249Diocese of Jaén was established (from the suppressed Diocese of Baeza)
1255Diocese of Badajoz was restored
1258.03.18Diocese of Albarracin was suppressed (to Diocese of Segorbe–Albarracín)
1258.03.18Diocese of Segorbe was renamed as Diocese of Segorbe–Albarracín (gained territory from the suppressed Diocese of Albarracin)
1306Diocese of Baza was restored
1318.06.14Diocese of Zaragoza was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Zaragoza
1351.11.07Diocese of Islas de la Fortuna was established (from Diocese of Mallorca)
1369Diocese of Islas de la Fortuna was renamed as Diocese of Telde
1400Diocese of Guadix was established (from former Diocese of Acci)
1404.07.07Diocese of Rubicón was established (from Diocese of Telde)
1417.04.04Diocese of Ceuta was established (from Diocese of Marocco)
1421Diocese of Tui lost territory to Diocese of Ceuta
1437Diocese of Granada was established (from former Diocese of Elvira)
1441Diocese of Telde was suppressed
1485Diocese of Islas Canarias was established (from the suppressed Diocese of Rubicón)
1485Diocese of Rubicón was suppressed (to establish Diocese of Islas Canarias)
1486.08.04Diocese of Málaga was restored
1492.05.21Diocese of Almería was established (from former Diocese of Urci)
1492.05.21Diocese of Baza was suppressed (to Diocese of Guadix)
1492.05.21Diocese of Guadix was renamed as Diocese of Guadix (gained territory from the suppressed Diocese of Baza)
1492.07.09Diocese of Valencia was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Valencia
1492.12.10Diocese of Granada was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Granada
1524.05.11Titular Patriarchal See of Indias Occidentales was established
1564.07.14Diocese of Orihuela was established (from Diocese of Cartagena)
1570Diocese of Ceuta was renamed as Diocese of Ceuta y Tánger (gained territory from the suppressed Diocese of Marocco, and lost territory to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Braga)
1571.06.18Diocese of Huesca–Jaca was renamed as Diocese of Huesca (lost territory to establish Diocese of Jaca)
1571.06.18Diocese of Jaca was restored (from Diocese of Huesca–Jaca)
1573Diocese of Barbastro was restored (from Diocese of Huesca and Diocese of Lérida)
1574.10.22Diocese of Burgos was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Burgos
1577.07.21Diocese of Albarracin was restored (from Diocese of Segorbe–Albarracín)
1577.07.21Diocese of Segorbe–Albarracín was renamed as Diocese of Segorbe (lost territory to establish Diocese of Albarracin)
1577.07.31Diocese of Teruel was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Zaragoza)
1593.07.19Diocese of Solsona was established (from Diocese of Urgell and Diocese of Vic)
1595.09.25Diocese of Valladolid was established (from Diocese of Palencia)
1630.11.28Diocese of Ceuta y Tánger was renamed as Diocese of Ceuta (lost territory to establish Apostolic Prefecture of Marocco)
1754.12.12Diocese of Santander was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Burgos)
1782.04.30Diocese of Ibiza was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Tarragona)
1783.03.27Diocese of Tudela was established (from Diocese of Pamplona)
1785Diocese of Pamplona lost territory to Diocese of Jaca
1795.07.23Diocese of Menorca was restored (from Diocese of Mallorca)
1803Diocese of Urgell lost territory to Diocese of Carcassonne
1819.02.01Diocese of San Cristóbal de La Laguna was established (from Diocese of Islas Canarias)
1851Diocese of Ibiza was suppressed (to Diocese of Mallorca)
1851.09.05Diocese of Pamplona was renamed as Diocese of Pamplona–Tudela (gained territory from the suppressed Diocese of Tudela)
1851.09.05Diocese of Tudela was suppressed (to Diocese of Pamplona–Tudela)
1857.07.04Diocese of Valladolid was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Valladolid
1861.09.08Diocese of Vitoria was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Burgos, Diocese of Pamplona–Tudela and Diocese of Calahorra y La Calzada)
1875.11.18Priory nullius of Ciudad Real was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Toledo)
1885.03.07Diocese of Madrid y Alcalá de Henares was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Toledo)
1889.07.17Diocese of Pamplona–Tudela was renamed as Diocese of Pamplona (lost territory to establish Diocese of Tudela)
1889.07.17Diocese of Tudela was restored (from Diocese of Pamplona–Tudela)
1927Apostolic Administration of Ibiza was restored (from Diocese of Mallorca)
1933.04.21Diocese of Ceuta was suppressed (to Diocese of Cádiz y Ceuta)
1933.04.21Diocese of Cádiz was renamed as Diocese of Cádiz y Ceuta (gained territory from the suppressed Diocese of Ceuta)
1949Apostolic Administration of Ibiza was promoted as Diocese of Ibiza
1949.11.02Diocese of Albacete was established (from Diocese of Cartagena, Diocese of Cuenca and Diocese of Orihuela)
1949.11.02Diocese of Bilbao was established (from Diocese of Calahorra y La Calzada, Diocese of Santander and Diocese of Vitoria)
1949.11.02Diocese of San Sebastián was established (from Diocese of Vitoria)
1950.08.05Military Vicariate of Spain was established
1953Metropolitan Archdiocese of Burgos exchanged territory with Diocese of Segovia
1953Diocese of Segovia exchanged territory with Metropolitan Archdiocese of Burgos and Diocese of Ávila
1953Diocese of Ávila exchanged territory with Diocese of Segovia
1953.10.22Diocese of Huelva was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Sevilla)
1954.10.17Diocese of Astorga exchanged territory with Diocese of Lugo
1954.10.17Diocese of Lugo exchanged territory with Diocese of Astorga, Diocese of Mondoñedo and Diocese of Orense
1954.10.17Diocese of Mondoñedo lost territory to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Santiago de Compostela
1954.10.17Diocese of Orense exchanged territory with Diocese of Lugo
1954.10.17Diocese of Oviedo lost territory to Diocese of Lugo and Diocese of Mondoñedo
1954.10.27Diocese of Oviedo was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Oviedo
1955.09.02Diocese of Lérida lost territory to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Zaragoza and Diocese of Barbastro
1955.09.02Diocese of Tortosa lost territory to Diocese of Lérida
1955.09.02Diocese of Urgell lost territory to Diocese of Barbastro
1956Diocese of Lérida exchanged territory with Diocese of Urgell
1956Diocese of Urgell exchanged territory with Diocese of Lérida
1956.01.01Diocese of Huesca lost territory to Diocese of Jaca
1956.08.11Diocese of Calahorra y La Calzada exchanged territory with Diocese of Pamplona
1956.08.11Diocese of Pamplona was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Pamplona (exchanged territory with Diocese of Calahorra y La Calzada)
1957Diocese of Cartagena lost territory to Diocese of Almería
1957Metropolitan Archdiocese of Granada lost territory to Diocese of Almería
1957Diocese of Guadix lost territory to Diocese of Almería
1957Diocese of Orihuela exchanged territory with Metropolitan Archdiocese of Valencia
1957Diocese of Segorbe exchanged territory with Metropolitan Archdiocese of Valencia
1957Metropolitan Archdiocese of Valencia exchanged territory with Diocese of Orihuela and Diocese of Segorbe
1957.04.09Diocese of Coria was renamed as Diocese of Coria–Cáceres
1958Diocese of Badajoz exchanged territory with Diocese of Coria–Cáceres
1958Diocese of Coria–Cáceres exchanged territory with Diocese of Badajoz
1958Diocese of Córdoba lost territory to Diocese of Badajoz
1959.03.09Diocese of Calahorra y La Calzada was renamed as Diocese of Calahorra y La Calzada–Logroño
1959.03.09Diocese of Mondoñedo was renamed as Diocese of Mondoñedo–Ferrol
1959.03.09Diocese of Orihuela was renamed as Diocese of Orihuela–Alicante
1959.03.09Diocese of Osma was renamed as Diocese of Osma–Soria
1959.03.09Diocese of Sigüenza was renamed as Diocese of Sigüenza–Guadalajara
1959.03.09Diocese of Tui was renamed as Diocese of Tui–Vigo
1960.05.31Diocese of Segorbe was renamed as Diocese of Segorbe–Castellón de la Plana
1964.03.25Diocese of Barcelona was promoted as Archdiocese of Barcelona
1964.03.25Diocese of Madrid y Alcalá de Henares was promoted as Archdiocese of Madrid
1969Titular Episcopal See of Acci was restored
1969Titular Episcopal See of Baeza was restored
1969Titular Episcopal See of Basti was restored
1969Titular Episcopal See of Bretoña was restored
1969Titular Episcopal See of Castulo was restored
1969Titular Episcopal See of Egara was restored
1969Titular Metropolitan See of Emerita Augusta was restored
1969Titular Episcopal See of Illiberi was restored
1969Titular Episcopal See of Iria Flavia was restored
1969Titular Episcopal See of Italica was restored
1969Titular Episcopal See of Mentesa was restored
1969Titular Episcopal See of Naiera was restored
1969Titular Episcopal See of Rubicón was restored
1969Titular Episcopal See of Sasabe was restored
1969Titular Episcopal See of Telde was restored
1969Titular Episcopal See of Tucci was restored
1969Titular Episcopal See of Urci was restored
1969Titular Episcopal See of Valeria was restored
1969Titular Episcopal See of Valliposita was restored
1969Titular Episcopal See of Vergi was restored
1969Titular Episcopal See of Álava was restored
1970Titular Metropolitan See of Emerita Augusta was demoted as Titular Episcopal See of Emerita Augusta
1980.02.04Priory nullius of Ciudad Real was promoted as Diocese of Ciudad Real
1980.03.03Diocese of Jerez de la Frontera was restored (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Sevilla)
1984.08.11Diocese of Albarracin was suppressed (to Diocese of Teruel y Albarracín)
1984.08.11Metropolitan Archdiocese of Pamplona was renamed as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Pamplona y Tudela
1984.08.11Diocese of Teruel was renamed as Diocese of Teruel y Albarracín (gained territory from the suppressed Diocese of Albarracin)
1984.08.11Diocese of Tudela was suppressed
1986Diocese of Tarazona lost territory to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Zaragoza
1986.07.21Military Vicariate of Spain was promoted as Military Ordinariate of Arzobispado Castrense de España
1991.07.23Diocese of Alcalá de Henares was restored (from Archdiocese of Madrid)
1991.07.23Diocese of Getafe was established (from Archdiocese of Madrid)
1991.07.23Archdiocese of Madrid was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Madrid (lost territory to establish Diocese of Alcalá de Henares and Diocese of Getafe)
1992.04.10Diocese of Gerona was renamed as Diocese of Girona
1992.10.31Diocese of Lérida was renamed as Diocese of Lleida
1994.07.28Titular Episcopal See of Emerita Augusta was suppressed (to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Mérida–Badajoz)
1994.07.28Diocese of Badajoz was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Mérida–Badajoz (gained territory from the suppressed Titular Episcopal See of Emerita Augusta)
1995.06.15Diocese of Barbastro was renamed as Diocese of Barbastro–Monzón
1995.09.17Diocese of Lleida lost territory to Diocese of Barbastro–Monzón
1998.07.15Diocese of Lleida lost territory to Diocese of Barbastro–Monzón
2004.06.15Archdiocese of Barcelona was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Barcelona (lost territory to establish Diocese of Sant Feliu de Llobregat and Diocese of Terrassa)
2004.06.15Diocese of Sant Feliu de Llobregat was established (from Archdiocese of Barcelona)
2004.06.15Diocese of Terrassa was established (from Archdiocese of Barcelona)
2009.01Titular Episcopal See of Iliturgi was restored
2016.06.09Ordinariate of Ordinariato para los fieles de ritos orientales en España (Eastern Rite) was established

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