Territories of Mexico
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The Territories of Mexico are part of the history of 19th and 20th century independent Mexico. The country created territories (territorios) for areas too lightly populated to be states, or for political reasons.
The 1824 Constitution of Mexico defined four territories. Seven others were created later in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
|1824-10-04||Alta California Territory||created||1824 Constitution of Mexico|
|1824-10-04||Baja California Territory||created||1824 Constitution of Mexico|
|1824-10-04||Colima Territory||created||1824 Constitution of Mexico|
|1824-10-04||Nuevo México Territory||created||1824 Constitution of Mexico|
|1824-11-24||Tlaxcala Territory||created from parts of Puebla State.|
|1835-05-23||Aguascalientes Territory||created from parts of Zacatecas State.|
|1858-05-03||Campeche Territory||created from Campeche District of Yucatán State.|
|1884-12-12||Tepic Territory||created from parts of Jalisco State.||by decree of President Manuel González|
|1902-11-24||Quintana Roo Territory||created from part of Yucatán State.||by decree of President Porfirio Díaz|
|1930-12-30||Norte de Baja California Territory||created from Baja California Territory|
|1930-12-30||Sur de Baja California Territory||created from Baja California Territory|