Municipalities o Mexico

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Template:States o Mexico bi municipality Municipalities (municipios in Spainyie) are the seicont-level admeenistrative diveesion in Mexico (whaur the first-level admeenistrative diveesion is the estado, or state). Thare are 2,438 municipalities in Mexico, makkin the average municipality population 45,616. The internal poleetical organisation an their responsibilities are ootlined in the 115t airticle o the 1917 Constitution[1] an further expandit in the constitutions o the states tae which they belang.

Rankin o municipalities[eedit | eedit soorce]

By population[eedit | eedit soorce]

Data frae the Conteo 2005 by INEGI.[2]

Rankin State Municipality Population
1 Mexico Ecatepec 1,688,258
2 Jalisco Guadalajara 1,600,940
3 Jalisco Zapopan 1,500,790
4 Puebla Puebla 1,482,645
5 Baja California Tijuana 1,410,687
6 Chihuahua Ciudad Juárez 1,313,338
7 Guanajuato León 1,278,087
8 Mexico Nezahualcóyotl 1,140,528
9 Nuevo León Monterrey 1,133,814
... ... ... ....
2,438 Oaxaca Santa Magdalena Jicotlán 102

Bi aurie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Data frae Los Municipios con Mayor y Menor Extensión Territorial by the Instituto Nacional Para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal[3]

Ensenada
Rankin State Municipality Aurie (km²)
1 Baja California Ensenada 51,952.26
2 Baja California Sur Mulegé 33,092.20
3 Coahuila Ocampo 26,433.60
4 Baja California Sur La Paz 20,275.00
5 Quintana Roo Othón P. Blanco 17,189.75
6 Chihuahua Ahumada 17,131.48
7 Baja California Sur Comondú 16,858.30
8 Chihuahua Camargo 16,066.01
... ... ... ....
2,438 Tlaxcala San Lorenzo Axocomanitla 4.34

Burghs o Mexico Ceety[eedit | eedit soorce]

Main airticle: Burghs o Mexico Ceety

Mexico Ceety is a special case in that it is no organisit as a municipality, but as a federal destrict as the caipital o the federation. It is admeenistered through the Govrenment o the Federal Destrict an it haes its awn unicameral Legislative Assembly. For admeenistrative purposes, the Federal Destrict is subdivided into delegaciones or burghs. While no fully equivalent to a municipality, since 2000 they enjoy a certain degree o poleetical autonomy, in that residents athin a burgh directly elect a local borough heid o govrenment (cried jefe delegacional). Housomeivver, burghs dae no form local [municipal] councils nor are they constitutit bi a group o trustees. They do not hae regulatory pouers, which are maistly centralisit in the Federal Destrict govrenment. The majority o the ceety's public services are organisit bi the Federal Destrict even if part o the administration responsibilities are carriet oot bi the burghs. Despite this, at the federal level, the delegaciones o the Federal Destrict are considered a seicont-level territorial diveesion in statistical data collection an cross-municipal comparisons.

Ither municipalities in Mexico hae chosen tae uise a similar admeenistrative internal organisation. Aw municipalities o Baja California are subdividit intae burghs or delegaciones. The Mexicali Municipal;ity for example, is dividit intae 14 burghs besides the ceety o Mexicali which comprises the municipal seat an three addeetional metropolitan burghs. The municipality o Santiago de Querétaro, is subdividit intae seiven burghs. Nanetheless, the heids o govrenment o the burghs o Mexican municipalities are no electit bi the residents but appointit bi the municipal preses. Unlike the burghs o Mexico Ceety, which are seicont-level admeenistrative diveesions, the burghs o the municipalities constitute third-level admeenistrative diveesions.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Constitución Política de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos Article 115
  2. Link to tables of population data from Census of 2005 INEGI: Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informática
  3. Los Municipios con Mayor y Menor Extensión Territorial Instituto Nacional Para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal

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