Mexico City's boroughs

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Mexico City — politically and administratively constituted as the Federal District — is divided into sixteen boroughs (Spanish: delegaciones) for administrative purposes. They constitute second-level administrative divisions, on par with the municipalities of Mexico. However, unlike municipalities, they do not have regulatory powers and are not fully autonomous in their internal administration. As of 2000, the citizens within a borough elect by plurality a head of government, known simply as "borough head" (Spanish: jefe delegacional). The DF recorded an official 2010 census tally of 8,851,080 inhabitants.[1]

The boroughs are subdivided into neighborhoods (colonias in Spanish) and in some cases in the southernmost boroughs, also into towns and rural settlements.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Boroughs of the Federal District
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Borough Population (2005)[2] Population (2010)[3] Area (km²)[2]
Álvaro Obregón 706,567 727,034 96
Azcapotzalco 425,298 414,711 34
Benito Juárez 355,017 385,439 27
Coyoacán 628,063 620,416 54
Cuajimalpa 173,625 186,391 71
Cuauhtémoc 521,348 531,831 33
Gustavo A. Madero 1,193,161 1,185,772 88
Iztacalco 395,025 384,326 23
Iztapalapa 1,820,888 1,815,786 113
Magdalena Contreras 228,927 239,086 64
Miguel Hidalgo 353,534 372,889 46
Milpa Alta 115,895 130,582 288
Tláhuac 344,106 360,265 86
Tlalpan 607,545 650,567 312
Venustiano Carranza 447,459 430,978 34
Xochimilco 404,458 415,007 118
Total 8,720,916 8,851,080 1,487

Politics[edit]

Boroughs of the Federal District
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Borough Borough Head[4]
Álvaro Obregón PRD Party (Mexico).svg Eduardo Pérez Santillán
Azcapotzalco PRD Party (Mexico).svg Enrique Vargas Anaya
Benito Juárez PAN Party (Mexico).svg Mario Alberto Palacios Acosta
Coyoacán PRD Party (Mexico).svg Raúl Antonio Flores García
Cuajimalpa PAN Party (Mexico).svg Carlos Orvañanos Rea
Cuauhtémoc PRD Party (Mexico).svg Agustín Torres Pérez
Gustavo A. Madero PRD Party (Mexico).svg Víctor Hugo Lobo Román
Iztacalco PRD Party (Mexico).svg Francisco Javier Sánchez Cervantes
Iztapalapa PRD Party (Mexico).svg Clara Marina Brugada Molina
Magdalena Contreras PRD Party (Mexico).svg Eduardo Hernández Rojas
Miguel Hidalgo PAN Party (Mexico).svg Demetrio Javier Sodi de la Tijera
Milpa Alta PRD Party (Mexico).svg Francisco García Flores
Tláhuac PRD Party (Mexico).svg Rubén Escamilla Salinas
Tlalpan PRD Party (Mexico).svg Higinio Chávez García
Venustiano Carranza PRD Party (Mexico).svg Rafael Alejandro Piña Medina
Xochimilco PRD Party (Mexico).svg Manuel González González

Bordering municipalities[edit]

The Distrito Federal (Mexico City) as a whole is bordered directly by the following municipalities, going clockwise, starting from the west-southwest.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2010 census tables: INEGI
  2. ^ a b (Spanish) National Institute of Statistics and Geography (2005). "Delimitación de las zonas metropolitanas de México". INEGI official website. Retrieved 28 December 2009. 
  3. ^ 2010 census tables: INEGI
    Select Municipales (Municipal), then Descargar (Download).
  4. ^ (Spanish) Government of the Federal District (December 2009). "Borough Head". Retrieved 28 December 2009. 

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