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Regions and States of Mexico

What are the states and regions in Mexico? Here's a list of regions and states you may be looking for. Mexico is as varied as any country can be. From deserts straight out of a western movie to luxury resorts with an ocean view, it's tough to make any general statements about this diverse country. Spanning an area of 1,972,550 sq. km (761,600 sq. miles) with coastlines, mountains, heartlands, tropical rain forests and deserts, Mexico has many regions within its borders.

Regions of Mexico

Northwestern MexicoBaja California, Baja Sur, Sonora, Sinaloa, Nayarit
North-Central MexicoChihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, Zacatecas
Northeastern MexicoNueva León, Tamaulipas
Central MexicoAguascalientes, NE corner of Jalisco, San Luis Potosí, Guanajuato, Querétaro, Hidalgo, Mexico, Tlaxcala, Morelos, Puebla
Mexico, D.F.Mexico City, the Federal District and immediate environs
Central Western MexicoWestern half of Jalisco, including the Guadalajara-Lake Chapala country, Michoacán, Guerrero, Colima
Eastern MexicoVeracruz, Tabasco
Southern MexicoOaxaca, Chiapas
Peninsula of YucatanCampeche, Yucatán, Quintana Roo

States & Territories in the Mexican Republic

Mexico is divided into 31 estados (states) and one distrito federal (federal district).

The State in the left hand column will take you to a State page with a flag or coat of arms and a small map of Mexico marking the location of the state.

States Abbrev Population
-2012
Area
(km.²)
Area
(mi.²)

Time-
zone

Capitol
Aguascalientes AGS
1,237,675
5,4712,112CT~Aguascalientes
Baja California (North) BCN
3,302,966
69,92126,997PT~Mexicali
Baja California Sur (South) BCS
691,161
73,47528,369MT~La Paz
Campeche CAMP
849,617
50,81219,619CT~Campeche
Chiapas CHIS
4,983,116
74,21128,653CT~Tuxtla Gutiérrez
Chihuahua CHIH
3,470,783
244,93894,571CT~Chihuahua
Coahuila COAH
2,841,657
149,98257,908CT~Saltillo
Colima COL
672,995
5,1912,004CT~Colima
Distrito Federal (Territory) DF
8,864,370
1,479571CT~(Ciudad de) México
Durango DGO
1,667,374
123,18147,560CT~(Victoria de) Durango
Guanajuato GTO
5,652,973
30,49111,773CT~Guanajuato
Guerrero GRO
3,442,564
64,28124,819CT~Chilpancingo (de los Bravos)
Hidalgo HGO
2,753,582
20,8138,036CT~Pachuca (de Soto)
Jalisco JAL
7,554,931
80,83631,211CT~Guadalajara
México MEX
15,586,317
21,3558,245CT~Toluca (de Lerdo)
Michoacán MICH
4,412,767
59,92823,138CT~Morelia
Morelos MOR
1,819,892
4,9501,911CT~Cuernavaca
Nayarit NAY
1,118,468
26,97910,417MT~Tepic
Nuevo León NL
4,826,292
64,92425,067CT~Monterrey
Oaxaca OAX
3,866,280
93,95236,275CT~Oaxaca (de Juárez)
Puebla PUE
5,914,085
33,90213,090CT~(Heroica) Puebla (de Zaragoza)
Querétaro QRO

1,924,144

11,4494,420CT~(Santiago de) Querétaro
Quintana Roo QR
1,440,814
50,21219,387CT~(Ciudad) Chetumal
San Luis Potosí SLP
2,638,693
63,06824,351CT~San Luis Potosí
Sinaloa SIN
2,806,664
58,32822,521MT~Culiacán (Rosales)
Sonora SON
2,755,258
182,05270,291MTHermosillo
Tabasco TAB
2,309,369
25,2679,756CT~Villahermosa
Tamaulipas TAMPS
3,374,200
79,38430,650CT~Ciudad Victoria
Tlaxcala TLAX
1,213,757
4,0161,551CT~Tlaxcala (de Xicohténcatl)
Veracruz VER
7,773,408
71,69927,683CT~Xalapa (Enríquez)
Yucatán YUC
2,015,977
38,40214,827CT~Mérida
Zacatecas ZAC
1,514,618
73,25228,283CT~Zacatecas

Population: 2012 Estimates from National Institute of Statistics, Geography and Data Processing.
Time Zone: '~' The tilde represents that Daylight Savings Time is Observed.

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