Municipalities of Zacatecas

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Municipalities of Zacatecas

Zacatecas is a state located in Western Mexico. According to the 2015 Mexican Intercensal Survey, it is the state that has the 8th smallest population with 1,579,209[1] inhabitants and the 8th largest by land area spanning 75,539 square kilometres (29,166 sq mi).[2] The state is divided into 58 municipalities.

Municipalities in Zacatecas are administratively autonomous of the state according to the 115th article of the 1917 Constitution of Mexico.[3] Every three years, citizens elect a municipal president (Spanish: presidente municipal) by a plurality voting system who heads a concurrently elected municipal council (ayuntamiento) responsible for providing all the public services for their constituents. The municipal council consists of a variable number of trustees and councillors (regidores y síndicos).[4] Municipalities are responsible for public services (such as water and sewerage), street lighting, public safety, traffic, supervision of slaughterhouses and the maintenance of public parks, gardens and cemeteries.[5] They may also assist the state and federal governments in education, emergency fire and medical services, environmental protection and maintenance of monuments and historical landmarks. Since 1984, they have had the power to collect property taxes and user fees, although more funds are obtained from the state and federal governments than from their own income.[5]

The largest municipality by population in Zacatecas is Fresnillo, with 230,865 residents, and the smallest municipality by population is El Plateado de Joaquín Amaro with 1,160 residents.[6] The largest municipality by area is the municipality of Mazapil which spans 12,143.256 km2 (4,688.537 sq mi), while Vetagrande is the smallest at 160.362 km2 (61.916 sq mi).[7]

Municipalities[edit]

  State capital State capital

Name Municipal Seat Population
(2015)[6][8]
Population
(2010)[9]
Change Land area (km2) [7] Population density Incorporation date
km2 sq mi
Apozol Apozol 6,086 6,314 −3.6% 293.631 113.372 20.7/km2 (53.7/sq mi)
Apulco Apulco 4,738 5,005 −5.3% 203.03 78.39 23.3/km2 (60.4/sq mi)
Atolinga Atolinga 2,427 2,692 −9.8% 281.968 108.868 8.6/km2 (22.3/sq mi)
Benito Juárez Benito Juárez 3,990 4,372 −8.7% 329.698 127.297 12.1/km2 (31.3/sq mi)
Calera Víctor Rosales 45,204 39,917 +13.2% 388.387 149.957 116.4/km2 (301.4/sq mi)
Cañitas de Felipe Pescador Cañitas de Felipe Pescador 8,393 8,239 +1.9% 450.52 173.95 18.6/km2 (48.3/sq mi)
Chalchihuites Chalchihuites 11,416 10,565 +8.1% 903.025 348.660 12.6/km2 (32.7/sq mi)
Concepción del Oro Concepción del Oro 12,944 12,803 +1.1% 2,423.522 935.727 5.3/km2 (13.8/sq mi)
Cuauhtémoc San Pedro Piedra Gorda 12,590 11,915 +5.7% 325.204 125.562 38.7/km2 (100.3/sq mi)
El Plateado de Joaquín Amaro El Plateado de Joaquín Amaro 1,160 1,609 −27.9% 354.501 136.874 3.3/km2 (8.5/sq mi)
El Salvador El Salvador 2,455 2,710 −9.4% 625.226 241.401 3.9/km2 (10.2/sq mi)
Fresnillo Fresnillo 230,865 213,139 +8.3% 5,104.663 1,970.921 45.2/km2 (117.1/sq mi)
Genaro Codina Genaro Codina 8,185 8,104 +1.0% 796.786 307.641 10.3/km2 (26.6/sq mi)
General Enrique Estrada General Enrique Estrada 6,325 5,894 +7.3% 198.187 76.520 31.9/km2 (82.7/sq mi)
General Francisco R Murguía Nieves 21,809 21,974 −0.8% 5,034.261 1,943.739 4.3/km2 (11.2/sq mi)
General Pánfilo Natera General Pánfilo Natera 23,192 22,346 +3.8% 443.177 171.112 52.3/km2 (135.5/sq mi)
Guadalupe Guadalupe 187,918 159,991 +17.5% 819.044 316.235 229.4/km2 (594.2/sq mi)
Huanusco Huanusco 4,084 4,306 −5.2% 373.284 144.126 10.9/km2 (28.3/sq mi)
Jalpa Jalpa 24,093 23,557 +2.3% 719.782 277.909 33.5/km2 (86.7/sq mi)
Jerez Jerez de García Salinas 59,125 57,610 +2.6% 1,547.193 597.375 38.2/km2 (99.0/sq mi)
Jiménez del Teul Jiménez del Teul 4,275 4,584 −6.7% 1,204.779 465.168 3.5/km2 (9.2/sq mi)
Juan Aldama Juan Aldama 21,806 20,543 +6.1% 624.971 241.303 34.9/km2 (90.4/sq mi)
Juchipila Juchipila 12,627 12,284 +2.8% 339.49 131.08 37.2/km2 (96.3/sq mi)
Loreto Loreto 53,441 48,365 +10.5% 430.213 166.106 124.2/km2 (321.7/sq mi)
Luis Moya Luis Moya 13,292 12,234 +8.6% 177.332 68.468 75.0/km2 (194.1/sq mi)
Mazapil Mazapil 17,457 17,813 −2.0% 12,143.256 4,688.537 1.4/km2 (3.7/sq mi)
Melchor Ocampo Melchor Ocampo 2,938 2,662 +10.4% 1,885.382 727.950 1.6/km2 (4.0/sq mi)
Mezquital del Oro Mezquital del Oro 2,484 2,584 −3.9% 487.82 188.35 5.1/km2 (13.2/sq mi)
Miguel Auza Miguel Auza 23,827 22,296 +6.9% 1,108.308 427.920 21.5/km2 (55.7/sq mi)
Momax Momax 2,404 2,529 −4.9% 162.23 62.64 14.8/km2 (38.4/sq mi)
Monte Escobedo Monte Escobedo 9,129 8,929 +2.2% 1,612.123 622.444 5.7/km2 (14.7/sq mi)
Morelos Morelos 12,354 11,493 +7.5% 181.363 70.025 68.1/km2 (176.4/sq mi)
Moyahua de Estrada Moyahua de Estrada 3,947 4,563 −13.5% 541.729 209.163 7.3/km2 (18.9/sq mi)
Nochistlán de Mejía Nochistlán de Mejía 27,750 27,932 −0.7% 880.01 339.77 31.5/km2 (81.7/sq mi)
Noria de Ángeles Noria de Ángeles 16,864 15,607 +8.1% 409.512 158.113 41.2/km2 (106.7/sq mi)
Ojocaliente Ojocaliente 43,471 40,740 +6.7% 646.428 249.587 67.2/km2 (174.2/sq mi)
Pánuco Pánuco 17,647 16,875 +4.6% 587.558 226.857 30.0/km2 (77.8/sq mi)
Pinos Pinos 73,151 69,844 +4.7% 3,176.943 1,226.625 23.0/km2 (59.6/sq mi)
Río Grande Río Grande 63,880 62,693 +1.9% 1,842.931 711.560 34.7/km2 (89.8/sq mi)
Saín Alto Saín Alto 22,278 21,533 +3.5% 1,418.291 547.605 15.7/km2 (40.7/sq mi)
Santa María de la Paz Santa María de la Paz 2,656 2,821 −5.8% 279.097 107.760 9.5/km2 (24.6/sq mi)
Sombrerete Sombrerete 62,433 61,188 +2.0% 3,610.545 1,394.039 17.3/km2 (44.8/sq mi)
Susticacán Susticacán 1,329 1,360 −2.3% 200.096 77.257 6.6/km2 (17.2/sq mi)
Tabasco Tabasco 15,484 15,656 −1.1% 411.261 158.789 37.7/km2 (97.5/sq mi)
Tepechitlán Tepechitlán 8,855 8,215 +7.8% 545.888 210.769 16.2/km2 (42.0/sq mi)
Tepetongo Tepetongo 7,071 7,090 −0.3% 726.362 280.450 9.7/km2 (25.2/sq mi)
Teúl de González Ortega Teúl de González Ortega 5,378 5,506 −2.3% 681.309 263.055 7.9/km2 (20.4/sq mi)
Tlaltenango de Sánchez Román Tlaltenango de Sánchez Román 26,645 25,493 +4.5% 747.927 288.776 35.6/km2 (92.3/sq mi)
Trancoso Trancoso 19,413 16,934 +14.6% 221.352 85.464 87.7/km2 (227.1/sq mi)
Trinidad García de la Cadena Trinidad García de la Cadena 2,884 3,013 −4.3% 307.943 118.897 9.4/km2 (24.3/sq mi)
Valparaíso Valparaíso 32,606 33,323 −2.2% 5,722.465 2,209.456 5.7/km2 (14.8/sq mi)
Vetagrande Vetagrande 9,796 9,353 +4.7% 160.362 61.916 61.1/km2 (158.2/sq mi)
Villa de Cos Villa de Cos 35,252 34,328 +2.7% 6,593.771 2,545.869 5.3/km2 (13.8/sq mi)
Villa García Villa García 18,745 18,269 +2.6% 342.621 132.287 54.7/km2 (141.7/sq mi)
Villa González Ortega Villa González Ortega 13,099 12,893 +1.6% 433.025 167.192 30.2/km2 (78.3/sq mi)
Villa Hidalgo Villa Hidalgo 19,155 18,490 +3.6% 376.31 145.29 50.9/km2 (131.8/sq mi)
Villanueva Villanueva 30,240 29,395 +2.9% 2,184.719 843.525 13.8/km2 (35.8/sq mi)
ZacatecasState capital Zacatecas 146,147 138,176 +5.8% 442.612 170.893 330.2/km2 (855.2/sq mi)
Zacatecas 1,579,209 1,490,668 +5.9% 29,136.591 11,249.701 54.2/km2 (140.4/sq mi)
Mexico 119,938,473 112,336,538 +6.8% 1,972,550 761,610 60.8/km2 (157.5/sq mi)

Defunct municipalities[edit]

  1. Sauceda Municipality
  2. Sierra Hermosa Municipality
  3. Tenayuca Municipality

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Encuesta Intercensal 2015" (PDF) (in Spanish). INEGI. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 29, 2017. Retrieved July 28, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Resumen" (in Spanish). Cuentame INEGI. Archived from the original on May 13, 2013. Retrieved February 12, 2013. 
  3. ^ Article 115, Constitución Política de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos, 1917 (in Spanish). Retrieved on September 27, 2017.
  4. ^ OECD (Nov 12, 2004). New Forms of Governance for Economic Development. OECD Publishing. p. 121. ISBN 9264015329. 
  5. ^ a b International Business Publications (2009). Mexico Company Laws and Regulations Handbook. p. 42. ISBN 1-4330-7030-8. 
  6. ^ a b "Número de habitantes". INEGI. Retrieved July 15, 2017. 
  7. ^ a b "Unidad de Microrregiones Cedulas de Informacion Municipal (SCIM)" (in Spanish). Secretara de Desarrollo Social. Retrieved November 18, 2017. 
  8. ^ "Tabulados de la Encuesta Intercensal 2015" (xls) (in Spanish). INEGI. Retrieved July 15, 2017. 
  9. ^ "Localidades y su boblacion por mnicipio segun tamano de localidad" (PDF) (in Spanish). INEGI. Retrieved July 15, 2017.