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).
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.
''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
# Joined the federation with the name of Coahuila y Tejas
# Joined the federation with the name of Estado de Occidente
, also recognized as Sonora y Sinaloa
# Joined the federation as República Federada de Yucatán
( en|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.
# The states of Nuevo León
became independent ''de facto
'' in 1840 to form the República del Río Grande
( en|Republic of the Rio Grande); never consolidated its independence because independent forces were defeated by the centralist forces.
# 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
# Includes the remote Revillagigedo Islands
, which are federally administered.
* Administrative divisions of Mexico
* List of current state governors in Mexico
* List of Mexican state demonyms
* List of Mexican state governors
* List of Mexican state legislatures
* List of Mexican states by area
* List of Mexican states by HDI
* List of Mexican states by population
* Mexican state name etymologies
* Ranked list of Mexican states
* State flags of Mexico
* State governments of Mexico
* Territorial evolution of Mexico
Category:First-level administrative divisions by country