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.'' Notes: # 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, Tamaulipas and Coahuila 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.

See also

* 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 ''(Current composition)'' * 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


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