List of Mexican states by area

The following table lists Mexico's 32 federated states, ranked by surface area.

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Rank State land (km2) land (sq mi) % of total population
1 Chihuahua 247,460 95,540 12.6% 3,406,465
2 Sonora 179,355 69,249 9.1% 2,662,480
3 Coahuila 151,595 58,531 7.7% 2,748,391
4 Durango 123,317 47,613 6.3% 1,632,934
5 Oaxaca 93,757 36,200 4.8% 3,801,962
6 Tamaulipas 80,249 30,984 4.1% 2,753,222
7 Jalisco 78,588 30,343 4.0% 7,350,682
8 Zacatecas 75,284 29,067 3.8% 1,490,668
9 Baja California Sur 73,909 28,536 3.8% 637,026
10 Chiapas 73,311 28,306 3.7% 3,920,892
11 Veracruz 71,826 27,732 3.7% 7,643,194
12 Baja California 71,450 27,590 3.6% 3,155,070
13 Nuevo León 64,156 24,771 3.3% 4,653,458
14 Guerrero 63,596 24,555 3.2% 3,388,768
15 San Luis Potosí 61,137 23,605 3.1% 2,585,518
16 Michoacán 58,599 22,625 3.0% 4,351,037
17 Sinaloa 58,200 22,500 2.9% 2,966,700
18 Campeche 57,507 22,204 2.9% 822,441
19 Quintana Roo 44,705 17,261 2.3% 1,325,578
20 Yucatán 39,524 15,260 2.0% 1,955,577
21 Puebla 34,306 13,246 1.7% 5,779,829
22 Guanajuato 30,607 11,817 1.6% 5,486,372
23 Nayarit 27,857 10,756 1.4% 1,084,979
24 Tabasco 24,731 9,549 1.3% 2,238,603
25 México 22,351 8,630 1.1% 15,175,862
26 Hidalgo 20,813 8,036 1.1% 2,665,018
27 Querétaro 11,699 4,517 0.6% 1,827,937
28 Colima 5,627 2,173 0.3% 650,555
29 Aguascalientes 5,616 2,168 0.3% 1,184,996
30 Morelos 4,879 1,884 0.2% 1,777,227
31 Tlaxcala 3,997 1,543 0.2% 1,169,936
32 Ciudad de México 1,495 577 0.1% 8,851,080

Population figures per 2010 Census (INEGI (Censo 2010))
Area figures per INEGI (INEGI (Informacion por Entidad))

See also

Index of Mexico-related articles

The following is an alphabetical Mexico-related index of topics related to the United Mexican States.

List of Mexican states by fertility rate

This is a list of 31 federal states and the Federal District of Mexico by total fertility rate in 2010.

List of Mexican states by population

The following table is a list of the 31 federal states and the Federal District of Mexico, ranked in order of their total population based on data from a 2015 Intercensal Survey, as well as the censuses of 2010 and 2000. All numbers are from the National Institute of Statistics, Geography, and Data Processing.

List of Mexican states by population growth rate

The following table is a list of the 31 federal states and the Federal District of Mexico, ranked in order by population growth from the 2015 Intercensal Survey to the 2010 Census population from the National Institute of Statistics, Geography, and Data Processing.

List of Mexican states by poverty rate

This is a list of 31 federal states and the Federal District of Mexico by poverty rate in 2012.

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 31 states and one federal entity in Mexico. Mexico City is a federal entity with a level of autonomy comparable to that of a state, but is not a state itself.The states are further divided into municipalities.

State governments of Mexico

State governments of Mexico are those sovereign governments formed in each Mexican state.

Structured in accordance with the constitution of each state, state governments in Mexico are modeled on the federal system, with three branches of government — executive, legislative, and judicial, and are formed based on the congressional system. Mexico's central federal government, on the other hand, represents the United Mexican States before international bodies such as the United Nations.

The executive power is exercised by the executive branch, which is headed by the state's governor, advised by a cabinet of Secretaries that are independent of the legislature. Legislative power is vested upon the congress of the state. Judicial power is exercised by the various local tribunals (Ministerio de Justicia) and the state's Supreme Court of Justice.

Tlaxcala

Tlaxcala (; Spanish [tla(k)sˈkala] ; [tla(ɣ)sˈkala]; from Nahuatl languages: Tlaxcallān Nahuatl pronunciation: [tɬaʃˈkalːaːn] (listen)), officially the Free and Sovereign State of Tlaxcala (Spanish: Estado Libre y Soberano de Tlaxcala), is one of the 31 states which along with the Federal District make up the 32 federative entities of Mexico. It is divided into 60 municipalities and its capital city is Tlaxcala.

It is located in East-Central Mexico, in the altiplano region, with the eastern portion dominated by the Sierra Madre Oriental. It is bordered by the states of Puebla to the north, east and south, México to the west and Hidalgo to the northwest. It is the smallest state of the republic, accounting for only 0.2% of the country’s territory.The state is named after its capital, Tlaxcala, which was also the name of the Pre-Columbian city and culture. The Tlaxcalans allied themselves with the Spanish to defeat the Aztecs, with concessions from the Spanish that allowed the territory to remain mostly intact throughout 300 years of colonial period. After Mexican Independence, Tlaxcala was declared a federal territory, until 1857 when it was admitted as a state of the federation.

Most of the state’s economy is based on agriculture, light industry and tourism. The tourist industry is rooted in Tlaxcala’s long history with major attractions being archeological sites such as Cacaxtla and colonial constructions in and around Tlaxcala city.

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