Colonia (Mexico)

Colonia (Mexico)

In general, colonias (Spanish pronunciation: [koˈlonjas]) are neighborhoods in Mexican cities, which have no jurisdictional autonomy or representation. It is plausible that the name, which literally means colony, arose in the late 19th, early 20th centuries, when one of the first urban developments outside Mexico City's core was inhabited by a French colony in the city. Usually colonias are assigned a specific postal code; nonetheless, in recent urban developments, gated communities are also defined as colonias and share the postal code with adjacent neighborhoods. In spite of this, the name of the colonia must be specified when writing an address in large urban areas in Mexico.

References

Diccionario Español: Colonia (In Spanish)

See also


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  • Colonia — may refer to: Places Colonia (Palestine), an Arab village destroyed by Haganah forces in April 1948 Colonia del Sacramento, the oldest city in Uruguay and a UNESCO World Heritage site Colonia Department, a departamento in south western Uruguay,… …   Wikipedia

  • Colonia (country subdivision) — Colonia is a country subdivision term. See also Colonia (Roman) Colonia (Mexico) Colonia (United States) Colony …   Wikipedia

  • Colonia Morelos — is a colonia located just north of the historic center of Mexico City in the Cuauhtémoc borough. It has been a poor area since Aztec times, with many residents today living in large tenements called vecindades. The area, particularly the Tepito… …   Wikipedia

  • Colonia Doctores — is an official neighborhood just southwest of the historic center of Mexico City. It is bordered by Avenida Cuauhtémoc to the west, Arcos de Belen Street to the north, Eje Central to the east and Eje 3 Sur José Peón Contreras to the south.[1]… …   Wikipedia

  • Colonia Atlampa — is a colonia or neighborhood located in the Cuauhtémoc borough, northwest of the historic center of Mexico City. The boundaries of the area are marked by the following streets: Calzada de Nonoalco or Ricardo Flores Magón Street to the south,… …   Wikipedia

  • Colonia Guerrero, Mexico City — Colonia Guerrero is a colonia of Mexico City located just north northwest of the historic center. Its borders are formed by Ricardo Flores Magón to the north, Eje Central Lazaro Cardenas and Paseo de la Reforma to the east, Eje1 Poniente Guerrero …   Wikipedia

  • Colonia Obrera — is an administrative neighborhood of the borough of Cuauhtémoc in the center of Mexico City. It was established in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and became home to many artisans and industrial workmen. Up to the early 1980s, a number of… …   Wikipedia

  • Colonia Ampliación Asturias — is a neighborhood in the Cuauhtémoc borough of Mexico City. It is located southeast of the historic center of Mexico City. It borders are marked by the following streets, to the north Eje Tres Sur or Avenida Calzada del Chabacano, Calzada de la… …   Wikipedia

  • Colonia Tránsito — is a colonia or neighborhood in the Cuauhtémoc borough of Mexico City, just south of the city’s historic center. It is a residential area although there has been recent redevelopment for more commercial uses. It contains two colonial era churches …   Wikipedia


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