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Friday, Jan 11, 2013

Mexico City explores trying to shed federal district status and become Mexico's 32nd state

vertigo magazine cover       Mexico City is exploring the possibility of becoming Mexico's 32nd state, Vertigo magazine reported. It now is formally called the Federal District, and has full voting rights in the selection of the president and legislators. But its federal district status means that it does not enjoy all the privileges and funding Mexico's 31 states do.

      Story in Vertigo magazine.

Order of entry State Year became a state Notes
1 México 1823 Nov. 18, 1824 - Mexico City split off from state
2 Guanajuato 1823  
3 Oaxaca 1823  
4 Puebla 1823

 

1824 - territory of Tlaxcala split off
5 Michoacán 1823  
6 San Luis Potosí 1823  
7 Veracruz 1823  
8 Yucatán 1823  
9 Jalisco 1823  
10 Zacatecas 1823  
11 Querétaro 1823  
12

Sonora (originally Sonora y Sinaloa, or Estado de Occidente)

1823

1830-splits into Sonora, Sinaloa

1848-Northern part of Sonora ceded to U.S.

13 Tabasco 1824 Split off from Veracruz and Yucatán
14 Tamaulipas 1824  
15 Nuevo León

1824

1864

1857-incorporated into Coahuila

1864- separate state again

16 Coahuila
(originally Coahuila y Tejas
1824 1836-Texas declares independence
17 Durango 1824  
18 Chihuahua 1824  
19 Chiapas 1824  
20 Sinaloa 1830 Sonora, Sinaloa become separate states
21 Guerrero 1849 formed from Michoacán, Puebla and Mexico states
22 Tlaxcala 1857 Nov. 24, 1824 - split off from Puebla
23 Colima 1857 was named a territory in 1824
24 Aguascalientes 1857 (split from Zacatecas)
25 Campeche 1863 split from Yucatán
26 Hidalgo 1869 split from Mexico state
27 Morelos 1869 split from Mexico state
28 Nayarit 1917 territory split from Jalisco in 1884
29 Baja California 1952 part of territory named in 1824
30 Quintana Roo 1974 1902 - territory split from Yucatán
31 Baja California Sur 1974 part of territory named in 1824
32? Distrito Federal?   carved out of Mexico state in 1824; 1917 Constitution says if seat of government is moved, federal district to become Valle de México state.

 

Former territories Year founded Notes
Alta California 1824 1848-ceded to U.S.
Baja California 1824 1850-split administratively into northern and southern Baja California; 1931- formally split into Baja California Norte and Baja California Sur territories
Colima 1824 becomes state in 1857
Santa Fé de Nuevo México 1824 1848-ceded to U.S.

 















1974-10-08: Status of Baja California Sur and Quintana Roo changed from territories to states.