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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.
|Order of entry||State||Year became a state||Notes|
|1||México||1823||Nov. 18, 1824 - Mexico City split off from state|
|1824 - territory of Tlaxcala split off|
|6||San Luis Potosí||1823|
Sonora (originally Sonora y Sinaloa, or Estado de Occidente)
1830-splits into Sonora, Sinaloa
1848-Northern part of Sonora ceded to U.S.
|13||Tabasco||1824||Split off from Veracruz and Yucatán|
1857-incorporated into Coahuila
1864- separate state again
(originally Coahuila y Tejas
|1824||1836-Texas declares independence|
|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.