- Political divisions of Mexico
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Politics and government of
According to the Constitution of 1917, the states of the federation are free and sovereign. Each state has their own congress and constitution, while the Federal District has only limited autonomy with a local Congress and government. The territory of the Federal District commonly known as Mexico City serves as the national capital.
- 1 History
- 2 Federal entities of Mexico
- 3 Self-determination of the indigenous peoples
- 4 ISO 3166 codes
- 5 See also
- 6 Notes
- 7 References
On September 27, 1821, after three centuries of Spanish rule, Mexico gained its independence. The Treaty of Córdoba recognized part of the Viceroyalty of New Spain as an Independent Empire, which was recognized as "Monarchist, constitutional and moderate." The new country took the name of Mexican Empire.
A minority of the Constituent Congress, looking for stability, elected Agustín de Iturbide as emperor. On July 21, 1822, Iturbide was crowned Emperor of Mexico. However, the Constitutional Empire quickly demonstrated the incompatibility of its two main parts: the Emperor and the Constituent Congress. The deputies were imprisoned just for expressing their opinions and finally, Iturbide decided to dissolve the Congress and establish instead a National Board.
The lack of a legitimate legislature, the illegitimacy of the Emperor and the absence of real solutions to the nation's problems increased revolutionary activity. Antonio López de Santa Anna proclaimed the Plan of Casa Mata, to which later joined Vicente Guerrero and Nicolás Bravo. Iturbide was forced to reestablish the Congress and in a vain attempt to save the order and keep the situation favorable to his supporters, he abdicated the crown of the Empire on March 19, 1823.
However, the Congress nullified the designation of Iturbide and therefore the recognition of the abdication and made the coronation of Iturbide seem a logical mistake in consummation of Independence.
The dissolution of the Empire was the first political realignment of independent Mexico.
After the fall of the Empire a triumvirate called the Supreme Executive Power was created. The provisional government would be responsible for the creation of the Federal Republic, and it was in effect from April 1, 1823 to October 10, 1824.
Unrest in the provinces was huge. On May 21, 1823, was enacted The Basic Project of the Federal Republic. In it sixth article pointed that: The component parts of the Republic are free, sovereign and independent in its administration and government. Most of the Free States which were invited to form the Federal Republic joined the Union, except for the former Captaincy General of Guatemala which formed their own Federal Republic.
On January 31, 1824, the decree to create a Constitutive Act of the Mexican Federation was issued, which incorporated the basic structure of the Federal Republic. It was determined that the criteria for inviting states to the federation should be that they... Weren't so few that by its size and wealth in a few years could aspire to become independent nations, breaking the federation, nor so many that lack of manpower and resources come to be an unworkable system.
Between 1823 and 1824 some of the free states created their own constitutions and others had already installed a Constituent Congress. Special cases were those of Yucatan, which on December 23, 1823 decided to join the federation but as a Federated Republic and Chiapas, which decided by referendum to join the federation on September 14, 1824.
On October 4, 1824, the Federal Constitution of the United Mexican States of 1824 was enacted. The constitution officially created the United Mexican States. The country was composed of 19 states and 4 federal territories. After the publication of the constitution, on November 18, the Federal District was created. On November 24, Tlaxcala which had retained a special status since the colonial era, was incorporated as a territory.
The constituent states of the Republic lost their freedom, independence, and sovereignty by being totally subordinated to the central government. However, the territorial division itself was the same; the text of Article 8 of the Law determined: The national territory is divided into departments, on the basis of population, location and other leading circumstances: its number, extension and subdivisions, would be detailed by constitutional law.
The Seven Constitutional Laws (Spanish: Siete Leyes Constitucionales) were promulgated on December 30, 1836. The 1st article confirmed the decree of the law of October 3, 1835; the Republic would be divided into departments, these in districts and the districts in parties. The 2nd article pointed that the division of the Republic in departments would be under a special law with constitutional character. On December 30, 1835, a transitory decree was added to the Seven Laws. The decree stated that the territory of Tlaxcala and the Federal District would become a part of the Department of Mexico. The territories of Alta and Baja California would form the department of the Californias. Coahuila y Texas would be divided into two departments. Colima would form part of Michoacán and Aguascalientes would be declared a department.
This period of political instability caused several conflicts between the central government and the entities of the country. There were rebellions in several states such as:
- Yucatán due its condition of Federated Republic declared itself independent in 1840 (officially in 1841). The Republic of Yucatán (English: Republic of Yucatán) rejoined Mexico in 1848.
- Texas declared its independence and declared war against the central government of Mexico. The Republic of Texas was created. Texas remained independent until 1845, when it joined the United States of America. From 1861-1865, Texas was part of the Confederate States of America. After the defeat of the Confederacy in the American Civil War (1861-65) and Reconstruction, Texas rejoined the United States of America in 1877.
- The states of Nuevo León, Tamaulipas and Coahuila declared themselves independent from Mexico (just under 250 days); the República del Río Grande never consolidated because independent forces were defeated by the centralist forces.
- Tabasco declared its separation from Mexico in February, 1841, in protest against centralism and the imposed sanctions by centralist president Anastasio Bustamante, it rejoined December, 1842.
Restoration of the Republic and Second Empire
The Federal Republic was restored by the interim president José Mariano Salas on August 22, 1846. The state of Guerrero was erected in 1849 (provisionally), conditioned to the acceptance of the legislatures of the states of México, Puebla and Michoacán; which would be affected in their territories.
On February 5, 1857, was enacted the Federal Constitution of the United Mexican States of 1857. On 1864, however, after the French intervention, the conservative Mexicans restored the constitutional monarchy, known as the Second Mexican Empire, led by the emperor Maximilian of Habsburg and supported by the French army of Napoleon III. The Empire was deposed in 1867 by the republican forces of Benito Juarez and the Federal Republic was restored again under the Constitution of 1857.
The Political Constitution of the United Mexican States of 1917 was the result of the Mexican Revolution. The third Constitution of Mexico confirmed the federal system of government that is currently in force.
Federal entities of Mexico
Entity Official Name Flag Area Population (2010) Date of establishment Ciudad de México Distrito Federal 1,485 km2
(573.4 sq mi)
States of Mexico State Official Name
Estado Libre y Soberano de:
Flag Capital Largest city Area Population (2010) Order of Admission
Date of Admission
Aguascalientes Aguascalientes Aguascalientes Aguascalientes 5,618 km2 (2,169 sq mi) 1,184,996 24 1857-02-05 Baja California Baja California Mexicali Tijuana 71,446 km2 (27,585 sq mi) 3,155,070 29 1952-01-16 Baja California Sur Baja California Sur La Paz La Paz 73,922 km2 (28,541 sq mi) 637,026 31 1974-10-08 Campeche Campeche San Francisco de Campeche San Francisco de Campeche 57,924 km2 (22,365 sq mi) 822,441 25 1863-04-29 Chiapas Chiapas Tuxtla Gutiérrez Tuxtla Gutiérrez 73,289 km2 (28,297 sq mi) 4,796,580 19 1824-09-14 Chihuahua Chihuahua Chihuahua Ciudad Juárez 247,455 km2 (95,543 sq mi) 3,406,465 18 1824-07-06 Coahuila1 4 Coahuila de Zaragoza Saltillo Torreón 151,563 km2 (58,519 sq mi) 2,748,391 16 1824-05-07 Colima Colima Colima Manzanillo 5,625 km2 (2,172 sq mi) 650,555 23 1856-09-12 Durango Durango Victoria de Durango Victoria de Durango 123,451 km2 (47,665 sq mi) 1,632,934 17 1824-05-22 Guanajuato Guanajuato Guanajuato León 30,608 km2 (11,818 sq mi) 5,486,372 2 1823-12-20 Guerrero Guerrero Chilpancingo
de los Bravo
Acapulco de Juárez 63,621 km2 (24,564 sq mi) 3,388,768 21 1849-10-27 Hidalgo Hidalgo Pachuca de Soto Pachuca de Soto 20,846 km2 (8,049 sq mi) 2,665,018 26 1869-01-16 Jalisco Jalisco Guadalajara Guadalajara 78,599 km2 (30,347 sq mi) 7,350,682 9 1823-12-23 México México Toluca de Lerdo Ecatepec de Morelos 22,357 km2 (8,632 sq mi) 15,175,862 1 1823-12-20 Michoacán Michoacán de Ocampo Morelia Morelia 58,643 km2 (22,642 sq mi) 4,351,037 5 1823-12-22 Morelos Morelos Cuernavaca Cuernavaca 4,893 km2 (1,889 sq mi) 1,777,227 27 1869-04-17 Nayarit Nayarit Tepic Tepic 27,815 km2 (10,739 sq mi) 1,084,979 28 1917-01-26 Nuevo León4 Nuevo León Monterrey Monterrey 64,220 km2 (24,800 sq mi) 4,653,458 15 1824-05-07 Oaxaca Oaxaca Oaxaca de Juárez Oaxaca de Juárez 93,793 km2 (36,214 sq mi) 3,801,962 3 1823-12-21 Puebla Puebla Puebla de Zaragoza Puebla de Zaragoza 34,290 km2 (13,240 sq mi) 5,779,829 4 1823-12-21 Querétaro Querétaro Santiago de Querétaro Santiago de Querétaro 11,684 km2 (4,511 sq mi) 1,827,937 11 1823-12-23 Quintana Roo Quintana Roo Chetumal Cancún 42,361 km2 (16,356 sq mi) 1,325,578 30 1974-10-08 San Luis Potosí San Luis Potosí San Luis Potosí San Luis Potosí 60,983 km2 (23,546 sq mi) 2,585,518 6 1823-12-22 Sinaloa Sinaloa Culiacán Rosales Culiacán Rosales 57,377 km2 (22,153 sq mi) 2,767,761 20 1830-10-14 Sonora2 Sonora Hermosillo Hermosillo 179,503 km2 (69,306 sq mi) 2,662,480 12 1824-01-10 Tabasco5 Tabasco Villahermosa Villahermosa 24,738 km2 (9,551 sq mi) 2,238,603 13 1824-02-07 Tamaulipas4 Tamaulipas Ciudad Victoria Reynosa 80,175 km2 (30,956 sq mi) 3,268,554 14 1824-02-07 Tlaxcala Tlaxcala Tlaxcala de Xicohténcatl Vicente Guerrero 3,991 km2 (1,541 sq mi) 1,169,936 22 1856-12-09 Veracruz Veracruz de
Ignacio de la Llave
Xalapa-Enríquez Veracruz 71,820 km2 (27,730 sq mi) 7,643,194 7 1823-12-22 Yucatán3 Yucatán Mérida Mérida 39,612 km2 (15,294 sq mi) 1,955,577 8 1823-12-23 Zacatecas Zacatecas Zacatecas Zacatecas 75,539 km2 (29,166 sq mi) 1,490,668 10 1823-12-23
- Joined the federation with the name of Coahuila y Texas.
- Joined the federation with the name of Estado de Occidente also recognized as Sonora y Sinaloa.
- Joined the federation as República Federada de Yucatán (English: Federated Republic of Yucatán) formed by the current states of Yucatan, Campeche and Quintana Roo. Became independent in 1841 constituting the second Republic of Yucatán and definitely rejoined in 1848.
- 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.
- State of Tabasco seceded from Mexico on two occasions, the first on February 13, 1841, rejoining again on December 2, 1842. And the second time was from November 9, 1846 to December 8 of that year.
The states of the Mexican Federation are free, sovereign, autonomous, and independent of each other. They are free to govern themselves according to their own laws; each state has a constitution that cannot contradict the federal constitution, which covers issues of national competence. The states cannot make alliances with other states or any independent nation without the consent of the whole federation, except those of defense and security arrangements necessary to keep the border states secure in the event of an invasion. The political organization of each state is based on a separation of powers in a congressional system: legislative power is vested in a unicameral congress (the federal congress has two chambers); executive power is independent of the legislature and vested in a governor elected by universal suffrage; and judicial power is vested in a Superior Court of Justice. Since states have legal autonomy, each has its own civil and penal codes and judicial body.
In the Congress of the Union, the federative entities – the States and the Federal District – are each represented by 3 senators, 2 elected by universal suffrage on the principle of relative majority and 1 assigned to the party which obtains the largest minority. In addition, the federation makes up a constituency in which 32 senators are elected by the method of proportional representation. Federal Deputies, however, do not represent the states, but rather the citizens themselves. The Chamber of Deputies and the Senate together comprise the Congress of the Union.
Internal organization of states
The states are internally divided into municipalities. Each municipality is autonomous in its ability to elect their own council. The council is headed by a Mayor elected every 3 years with no possibility of immediate reelection. Each municipality has a council composed of councilors in terms of population size. The council is responsible, in most cases, to provide all utilities required for its population. This concept, which arises from the Mexican Revolution, is known as a "free municipality". In total there are 2438 municipalities in Mexico, the state with the highest number of municipalities is Oaxaca, with 570, and the state with the lowest number is Baja California, with only 5.
Mexico City has a special status within the federation. According to Article 44 of the federal constitution, Mexico City is the Federal District, seat of government of the Union and the capital of the United Mexican States. The city is coextensive with the Federal District territorially and administratively. If the federal government moves to another city, the Federal District would be transformed into another state of the Union, called "State of the Valley of Mexico" with new borders and area that the Congress of the Union would give it.
Mexico City was separated from the State of Mexico, of which it was the capital, on November 18, 1824, to become the capital of the federation. As such, it does not belong to any state in particular but to all (i.e., to the federation). Therefore, it was the president of Mexico, in representation of the federation, who designated its head of government (previously called regente, "regent" or jefe del departamento del Distrito Federal, "head of the department of the Federal District"). However, the Federal District received full autonomy in 1997 and its citizens now elect directly their chief of government, the head of the boroughs (or delegaciones) and the representatives of the unicameral legislature called the Asamblea Legislativa, "Legislative Assembly". It does not have a constitution but a statute of autonomy. Nonetheless it enjoys many privileges as the capital of the federation.
Internal divisions of the Federal District
For administrative purposes, the Federal District is divided into 16 delegaciones or boroughs. While not fully equivalent to a municipality (nor the concept of a municipio libre), the 16 boroughs have gained significant autonomy and since 2000 the heads of government of the boroughs are elected directly by plurality (they were previously appointed by the head of government of the Federal District). Given that Mexico City is organized entirely as a Federal District most of the city services are provided by the Government of the Federal District and not by the boroughs themselves, while in the constituent states these services would be provided by the municipalities. It should be noted that while other municipalities within the constituent states of the federation exercise their autonomy through the municipal council, some, like Mexicali or Querétaro, have further subdivided the municipality into delegaciones or boroughs for administrative purposes as well.
Self-determination of the indigenous peoples
The second article of the constitution recognizes the multicultural composition of the nation founded upon the indigenous peoples to whom the government grants the right of self-(free) determination and autonomy. According to this article the indigenous peoples are granted
- The right to decide the internal forms of social, economic, political and cultural organization;
- The right to apply their own normative systems of regulation as long as human rights and rights of women (gender equality) are granted;
- The right to preserve and enrich their languages and culture;
- The right to elect representatives before the municipal council in which their territories are located; amongst other rights.
The nation commits to and demands the constituent states and municipalities to promote the economic and social development of the indigenous communities as well as an intercultural and bilingual education. According to the Law of Linguistic Rights, the nation recognizes 62 indigenous languages as "national languages" with the same validity as Spanish in the territories in which they are spoken and the indigenous peoples are entitled to request public services in their languages.
ISO 3166 codes
Abbrevations for the states of Mexico Name of state Conventional
2-letter code 3-letter code
Aguascalientes Ags. MX - AG MX-AGU Baja California B.C. MX - BC MX-BCN Baja California Sur B.C.S. MX - BS MX-BCS Campeche Camp. MX - CM MX-CAM Chiapas Chis. MX - CS MX-CHP Chihuahua Chih. MX - CH MX-CHH Coahuila Coah. MX - CO MX-COA Colima Col. MX - CL MX-COL Federal District D.F. MX - DF MX-DIF Durango Dgo. MX - DG MX-DUR Guanajuato Gto. MX - GT MX-GUA Guerrero Gro. MX - GR MX-GRO Hidalgo Hgo. MX - HG MX-HID Jalisco Jal. MX - JA MX-JAL Mexico State Edomex. MX - ME MX-MEX Michoacán Mich. MX - MI MX-MIC Morelos Mor. MX - MO MX-MOR Nayarit Nay. MX - NA MX-NAY Nuevo León N.L. MX - NL MX-NLE Oaxaca Oax. MX - OA MX-OAX Puebla Pue. MX - PB MX-PUE Querétaro Qro. MX - QE MX-QUE Quintana Roo Q. Roo. MX - QR MX-ROO San Luis Potosí S.L.P. MX - SL MX-SLP Sinaloa Sin. MX - SI MX-SIN Sonora Son. MX - SO MX-SON Tabasco Tab. MX - TB MX-TAB Tamaulipas Tamps. MX - TM MX-TAM Tlaxcala Tlax. MX - TL MX-TLA Veracruz Ver. MX - VE MX-VER Yucatán Yuc. MX - YU MX-YUC Zacatecas Zac. MX - ZA MX-ZAC
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- Territorial evolution of Mexico
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- Political Constitution of the United Mexican States; articles 2, and 42 through 48
- Law of Linguistic Rights or "Ley de los Derechos Lingüísticos" approved in 2001.juihu b
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Mexico City — This article is about the capital of Mexico, coterminous with the Federal District. For other uses, see Mexico City (disambiguation). Mexico City City Ciudad de México City of Mexico … Wikipedia
Mexico City — a city in and the capital of Mexico, in the central part. 8,906,000; ab. 7400 ft. (2255 m) above sea level. Official name, México, Distrito Federal /me hee kaw dees tree taw fe dhe rddahl /. * * * Spanish Ciudad de México City (pop., 2000: city,… … Universalium
Mexico — <p></p> <p></p> Introduction ::Mexico <p></p> Background: <p></p> The site of several advanced Amerindian civilizations including the Olmec, Toltec, Teotihuacan, Zapotec, Maya, and Aztec Mexico was… … The World Factbook
Divisions of the United States Army — This list of United States Army Divisions is divided into three eras: 1911–1917, 1917–1941, and 1941–present. These eras represent the major evolutions of army division structure (there have been several minor changes during these times). The… … Wikipedia
Political subdivisions of Wisconsin — The definitions of the political subdivisions of the U.S. state of Wisconsin differ from those in some other countries or even other U.S. states, leading to misunderstandings regarding the governmental nature of an area. Whether a municipality is … Wikipedia