Colima

Colima (Spanish pronunciation: [koˈlima] (listen)), officially the Free and Sovereign State of Colima (Spanish: Estado Libre y Soberano de Colima), is one of the 31 states that make up the 32 Federal Entities of Mexico. It shares its name with its capital and main city, Colima.

Colima
Free and Sovereign State of Colima
Estado Libre y Soberano de Colima (Spanish)
Motto(s): 
El temple del brazo es vigor en la tierra
(The spirit of the arm is force on earth)
State of Colima within Mexico
Coordinates: 19°10′N 103°53′W
CountryMexico
CapitalColima
Largest CityManzanillo
Largest Metropolitan AreaColima–Villa de Álvarez
AdmissionDecember 9, 1856[1][2]
Order23rd
Government
  GovernorJosé Ignacio Peralta Sánchez (PRI)
  Senators[3]Joel Padilla Peña
Gricelda Valencia de la Mora
Gabriela Benavides Cobos
  Deputies[4]
Area
  Total5,627 km2 (2,173 sq mi)
 Ranked 28th
Highest elevation3,820 m (12,530 ft)
Population
 (2020)[7]
  Total731,391
  Rank32nd
  Density130/km2 (340/sq mi)
  Density rank9th
Demonym(s)Colimense, Colimote
Time zoneUTC−6 (CST)
  Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Postal code
28
Area code
ISO 3166 codeMX-COL
HDI 0.783 High Ranked 14th
GDPUS$ 3,548.56 mil[a]
WebsiteOfficial Web Site
^ a. The state's GDP was 45,421,512 thousand of pesos in 2008,[8] amount corresponding to 3,548,555.6 thousand of dollars, being a dollar worth 12.80 pesos (value of June 3, 2010).[9]

Colima is a small state of Western Mexico on the central Pacific coast, and includes the four oceanic Revillagigedo Islands. Mainland Colima shares borders with the states of Jalisco and Michoacán. In addition to the capital city of Colima, the main cities are Manzanillo and Tecomán. Colima is the fourth smallest state in Mexico and has the smallest population, but has one of Mexico's highest standards of living and the lowest unemployment.