List of states of Mexico


The states of Mexico are first-level administrative territorial entities of the country of Mexico, which officially is named United Mexican States. There are 32 federal entities in Mexico (31 states and the capital, Mexico City, as a separate entity without being formally a state).[1][2][3][4]

States are further divided into municipalities. Mexico City is divided in boroughs, officially designated as demarcaciones territoriales or alcaldías, similar to other state's municipalities but with different administrative powers.[5]

List


It is noteworthy that Mexico's post agency, Correos de México, does not offer an official list of state name abbreviations, and as such, they are not included below. A list of Mexican states and several versions of their abbreviations can be found here.

Federal Entities
State Official name
(except Mexico City):
Estado Libre y Soberano de ("Free and Sovereign State of") :
Coat of arms Capital Largest city Area[6] Population (2020)[7] Municipalities Order of Admission
to Federation
Date of Admission
to Federation
Aguascalientes Aguascalientes Aguascalientes Aguascalientes 005615.75,615.7 km2 (2,168.2 sq mi) 014256071,425,607 11 2424 185702051857-02-05[8]
Baja California Baja California Mexicali Tijuana 071450.071,450.0 km2 (27,587.0 sq mi) 037690203,769,020 6 2929 195201161952-01-16[9]
Baja California Sur Baja California Sur La Paz La Paz 073909.473,909.4 km2 (28,536.6 sq mi) 00798447798,447 5 3131 197410081974-10-08[10]
Campeche Campeche San Francisco de Campeche San Francisco de Campeche 057484.957,484.9 km2 (22,195.0 sq mi) 00928363928,363 13 2525 186304291863-04-29[11]
Chiapas Chiapas Tuxtla Gutiérrez Tuxtla Gutiérrez 073311.073,311.0 km2 (28,305.5 sq mi) 055438285,543,828 124 1919 182409141824-09-14[12]
Chihuahua Chihuahua Chihuahua Ciudad Juárez 247412.6247,412.6 km2 (95,526.5 sq mi) 037418693,741,869 67 1818 182407061824-07-06[12]
Coahuila1 4 Coahuila de Zaragoza Saltillo Saltillo 151594.8151,594.8 km2 (58,531.1 sq mi) 031467713,146,771 38 1616 182405071824-05-07[12]
Colima6 Colima Colima Manzanillo 005626.95,626.9 km2 (2,172.6 sq mi) 00731391731,391 10 2323 185609121856-09-12[13]
Durango Durango Victoria de Durango Victoria de Durango 123364.0123,364.0 km2 (47,631.1 sq mi) 018326501,832,650 39 1717 182405221824-05-22[12]
Federal District Distrito Federal Mexico City (Ciudad de México) Mexico City (Ciudad de México) 001494.31,494.3 km2 (577.0 sq mi) 092099449,209,944 16
(boroughs)
3232 182409142016-01-29
Guanajuato Guanajuato Guanajuato León 030606.730,606.7 km2 (11,817.3 sq mi) 061669346,166,934 46 022 182312201823-12-20[12]
Guerrero Guerrero Chilpancingo Acapulco 063595.963,595.9 km2 (24,554.5 sq mi) 035406853,540,685 81 2121 184910271849-10-27[14]
Hidalgo Hidalgo Pachuca Pachuca 020821.420,821.4 km2 (8,039.2 sq mi) 030828413,082,841 84 2626 186901161869-01-16[15]
Jalisco Jalisco Guadalajara Guadalajara 078595.978,595.9 km2 (30,346.0 sq mi) 083481518,348,151 125 099 182312231823-12-23[12]
México México Toluca de Lerdo Ecatepec de Morelos 022351.822,351.8 km2 (8,630.1 sq mi) 1699241816,992,418 125 011 182312201823-12-20[12]
Michoacán Michoacán de Ocampo Morelia Morelia 058598.758,598.7 km2 (22,625.1 sq mi) 047488464,748,846 113 055 182312221823-12-22[12]
Morelos Morelos Cuernavaca Cuernavaca 004878.94,878.9 km2 (1,883.8 sq mi) 019715201,971,520 36 2727 186904171869-04-17[16]
Nayarit Nayarit Tepic Tepic 027856.527,856.5 km2 (10,755.5 sq mi) 012354561,235,456 20 2828 191701261917-01-26[17]
Nuevo León4 Nuevo León Monterrey Monterrey 064156.264,156.2 km2 (24,770.8 sq mi) 057844425,784,442 51 1515 182405071824-05-07[12]
Oaxaca Oaxaca Oaxaca Oaxaca 093757.693,757.6 km2 (36,200.0 sq mi) 041321484,132,148 570 033 182312211823-12-21[12]
Puebla Puebla Puebla Puebla 034309.634,309.6 km2 (13,247.0 sq mi) 065832786,583,278 217 044 182312211823-12-21[12]
Querétaro Querétaro de Arteaga Querétaro Querétaro 011690.611,690.6 km2 (4,513.8 sq mi) 023684672,368,467 18 1111 182312231823-12-23[12]
Quintana Roo Quintana Roo Chetumal Cancún 044705.244,705.2 km2 (17,260.8 sq mi) 018579851,857,985 11 3030 197410081974-10-08[18]
San Luis Potosí San Luis Potosí San Luis Potosí San Luis Potosí 061138.061,138.0 km2 (23,605.5 sq mi) 02,8222552,822,255 58 066 182312221823-12-22[12]
Sinaloa Sinaloa Culiacán Culiacán 057365.457,365.4 km2 (22,148.9 sq mi) 030269433,026,943 18 2020 183010141830-10-14[19]
Sonora2 Sonora Hermosillo Hermosillo 179354.7179,354.7 km2 (69,249.2 sq mi) 029448402,944,840 72 1212 182401101824-01-10[12]
Tabasco5 Tabasco Villahermosa Villahermosa 024730.924,730.9 km2 (9,548.7 sq mi) 024025982,402,598 17 1313 182402071824-02-07[12]
Tamaulipas4 Tamaulipas Ciudad Victoria Reynosa 080249.380,249.3 km2 (30,984.4 sq mi) 035277353,527,735 43 1414 182402071824-02-07[12]
Tlaxcala Tlaxcala Tlaxcala San Pablo del Monte 003996.63,996.6 km2 (1,543.1 sq mi) 013429771,342,977 60 2222 185612091856-12-09[20]
Veracruz Veracruz de
Ignacio de la Llave
Xalapa Veracruz 071823.571,823.5 km2 (27,731.2 sq mi) 080625798,062,579 212 077 182312221823-12-22[12]
Yucatán3 Yucatán Mérida Mérida 039524.439,524.4 km2 (15,260.5 sq mi) 023208982,320,898 106 088 182312231823-12-23[12]
Zacatecas Zacatecas Zacatecas Guadalupe 075275.375,275.3 km2 (29,064.0 sq mi) 016221381,622,138 58 1010 182312231823-12-23[12]

Notes:

  1. Joined the federation with the name of Coahuila y Tejas.
  2. Joined the federation with the name of Estado de Occidente, also recognized as Sonora y Sinaloa.
  3. Joined the federation as República Federada de Yucatán[21] (English: Federated Republic of Yucatán) formed by the current states of Yucatán, Campeche and Quintana Roo. Became independent in 1841 constituting the second Republic of Yucatán and definitively rejoined in 1848.
  4. The states of Nuevo León, Tamaulipas and Coahuila became independent de facto in 1840 to form the República del Río Grande (English: Republic of the Rio Grande); never consolidated its independence because independent forces were defeated by the centralist forces.[22]
  5. The State of Tabasco seceded from Mexico on two occasions: first on February 13, 1841, rejoining again on December 2, 1842; and the second from November 9, 1846 to December 9, 1846
  6. Includes the remote Revillagigedo Islands, which are federally administered.

See also


References


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  2. El Diario de México. "La Ciudad de México no será estado, sino entidad federal autónoma" (in Spanish). Retrieved February 29, 2016.
  3. "Artículo 43 de la Constitución Política de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos" (PDF).
  4. "DF no es el estado 32, aclaran legisladores". Archived from the original on 2020-04-18.
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  11. "156th Anniversary of Campeche's Statehood" (in Spanish). INAFED. Retrieved 2021-02-05.
  12. "Las Diputaciones Provinciales" (PDF) (in Spanish). p. 15.
  13. "Universidad de Colima". Archived from the original on 2010-08-10. Retrieved 2015-06-16.
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  16. "History of Morelos" (in Spanish). Gobierno del estado de Morelos. Retrieved 2021-02-05.
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  20. "History of Tlaxcala" (in Spanish). Congreso del estado de Tlaxcala. Retrieved 2021-02-05.
  21. "La historia de la República de Yucatán".
  22. "República de Río Grande, el País que no pudo ser" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 2010-01-22. Retrieved 2015-06-16.