List of capitals of states of Mexico

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The following is a list of Mexican state capitals.

State Capital Admission
to Union
Population of States (2005) Area
1. Aguascalientes Aguascalientes 1835 1,051,000 5,625 km2 (2,172 sq mi)
2. Baja California Mexicali 1952 2,842,000 71,546 km2 (27,624 sq mi)
3. Baja California Sur La Paz 1974 517,000 73,943 km2 (28,550 sq mi)
4. Campeche Campeche 1858 751,000 57,727 km2 (22,289 sq mi)
5. Chiapas Tuxtla Gutiérrez 1824 4,256,000 73,681 km2 (28,448 sq mi)
6. Chihuahua Chihuahua 1824 3,238,000 247,487 km2 (95,555 sq mi)
7. Coahuila Saltillo 1824 1 2,475,000 151,445 km2 (58,473 sq mi)
8. Colima Colima 1857 562,000 5,627 km2 (2,173 sq mi)
9. Durango Durango 1824 1,489,000 123,367 km2 (47,632 sq mi)
10. Guanajuato Guanajuato 1824 4,893,000 30,621 km2 (11,823 sq mi)
11. Guerrero Chilpancingo 1858 3,116,000 63,618 km2 (24,563 sq mi)
12. Hidalgo Pachuca 1869 2,334,000 20,856 km2 (8,053 sq mi)
13. Jalisco Guadalajara 1824 6,652,000 78,630 km2 (30,360 sq mi)
14. State of México Toluca 1824 14,161,000 22,333 km2 (8,623 sq mi)
15. Michoacán Morelia 1824 3,988,000 58,667 km2 (22,651 sq mi)
16. Morelos Cuernavaca 1869 1,605,000 4,892 km2 (1,889 sq mi)
17. Nayarit Tepic 1917 943,000 27,862 km2 (10,758 sq mi)
18. Nuevo León Monterrey 1824 ² 4,164,000 64,203 km2 (24,789 sq mi)
19. Oaxaca Oaxaca 1824 3,522,000 93,343 km2 (36,040 sq mi)
20. Puebla Puebla 1824 5,391,000 34,251 km2 (13,224 sq mi)
21. Querétaro Querétaro 1824 1,593,000 11,658 km2 (4,501 sq mi)
22. Quintana Roo Chetumal 1974 1,134,000 42,535 km2 (16,423 sq mi)
23. San Luis Potosí San Luis Potosí 1824 2,412,000 61,165 km2 (23,616 sq mi)
24. Sinaloa Culiacán 1831 ³ 2,610,000 57,331 km2 (22,136 sq mi)
25. Sonora Hermosillo 1831 ³ 2,384,000 179,516 km2 (69,312 sq mi)
26. Tabasco Villahermosa 1824 2,013,000 24,747 km2 (9,555 sq mi)
27. Tamaulipas Ciudad Victoria 1824 ² 3,020,000 80,148 km2 (30,945 sq mi)
28. Tlaxcala Tlaxcala 1857 1,061,000 3,997 km2 (1,543 sq mi)
29. Veracruz Xalapa 1824 7,081,000 71,856 km2 (27,744 sq mi)
30. Yucatán Mérida 1824 4 1,803,000 39,340 km2 (15,190 sq mi)
31. Zacatecas Zacatecas 1824 1,357,000 75,416 km2 (29,118 sq mi)

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1Joined the federation under the name of Coahuila and Texas. In 1833 the district of Bexar seceded constitutionally from the state to form the separate state of Texas which became an independent republic in 1836, and the name of the state was shortened to Coahuila. Briefly, in 1856 Nuevo León annexed Coahuila in a referendum and declared its independence from Mexico. After the defeat of the separatist forces, Coahuila separated from Nuevo León. ²Nuevo León, Tamaulipas and Coahuila declared their independence form Spain and formed a de facto independent country for 5 days, after which the separatist forces were defeated and they rejoined the union. ³In 1824 this state joined the Union as the state of Sonora and Sinaloa, though its own constitution chose the name "Estado de Occidente". In 1830 the state was divided in two to form the separate states of Sonora and Sinaloa, which, after ratifying their own constitutions joined the federation in 1831. 4The Intendencia of Yucatán joined the Mexican Empire and then the federation in 1824. It became an independent republic in two occasions (1841–1843 and 1846–1848). This state comprised the territories of Campeche, Quintana Roo and Yucatán.