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Below are listed alphabetically the 32 states in Mexico with the Federal District, also known as D.F. or “Mexico City”. Your destination in Mexico should start with a click on your destination state. Populations are rounded to the nearest thousand, as of 2018

Destinations in Mexico – States Listed Alphabetically


Aguascalientes

Area: 2,169 square miles (5,618 sq km); capital: Aguascalientes population: 1,300,000)

Aguascalientes on the Map
Aguascalientes is the little yellow state on the map

Baja California

area: 27,585 square miles (71,446 sq km); population: 3,122,408; capital: Mexicali

Baja California on Map
Baja is south of California and next to Sonora to the East (with Gulf of California in between)

Baja Sur

area: 28,541 square miles (73,922 sq km); population: 558,425; capital: La Paz

Baja Sur on Map
Baja Sur is south of Baja California and West of Sonora and Sinaloa with Gulf of California in between)

Campeche

area: 22,365 square miles (57,924 sq km); population: 791,322; capital: San Francisco de Campeche

campeche
Campeche lies on the Yucatan Peninsula


Chiapas

area: 28,297 square miles (73,289 sq km); population: 5,200,000; capital: Tuxtla Gutiérrez

Chiapas Southern Most State in Mexico
Chiapas Southern Most State in Mexico

Chihuahua

area: 95,543 square miles (247,455 sq km), population: 3,376,062; Capital: Chihuahua

Chihuahua on Map
Chihuahua borders Texas (Green on Map)

Coahuila

area: 58,519 square miles (151,503 sq km); population: 2,900,000; capital: Saltillo

Coahuila on Map borders Texas
Coahuila on Map borders Texas

Colima

area: 2,172 square miles (5,625 sq km); population: 597,043; capital: Colima

Colima on Map
Colima borders Jalisco and Michoacan (small red state on map)

Durango

area: 47,665 square miles (123,451 sq km); population: 1,800,000; capital: Victoria de Durango

Durango
Durango is South of Chihuahua and Coahuila (in purple)

Guanajuato

area: 11,818 square miles (30,608 sq km); population: 5,800,000; capital: Guanajuato

guanajuato just south of San Luis Potosi
Guanajuato just south of San Luis Potosi (in purple)

Guerrero

area: 24,564 square miles (63,621 sq km); population: 3,500,000; capital: Chilpancingo de los Bravo

Guerrero on Map
Guerrero is between Michoacan and Oaxaca on the Pacific Coast

Hidalgo

area: 8,049 square miles (20,846 sq km); population: 2,900,000; capital: Pachuca de Soto

Hidalgo on Map
Hidalgo is the blue state west of Veracruz on the map

Jalisco

area: 30,347 square miles (78,599 sq km); population: 8,000,000; capital: Guadalajara

Jalisco is green on the map, north of Colima and Michoacan

México

area: 8,632 square miles (22,357 sq km); population: 17,000,000; capital: Toluca de Lerdo

Mexico State on the Map
Mexico State on the Map in Green

Mexico City- D.F.*

*Mexico City is a Federal District – not a state. Mexico City’s population is included in Mexico State. Est Population 9,000,000

Mexico City on Map
Mexico City on Map in Orange within Mexico State in Green. Square Symbol Represent the D.F.

Michoacán

area: 22,642 square miles (58,643 sq km); population: 4,600,000; capital: Morelia

Michoacan on Map
Michoacan (Orange) is bordered by Coima to the north and Guerrero to the south.

Morelos

area: 1,889 square miles (4,893 sq km); population: 1,900,000; capital: Cuernavaca

Morelos on Map
Morelos on Map in Red (shows the capital “Cuernavaca”)

Nayarit

area: 10,739 square miles (27,815 sq km); population: 1,200,0; capital: Tepic

Nayarit on Map in Blue
Nayarit is south of Sinaloa and north of Jalisco in Blue

Nuevo León

area: 24,795 square miles (64,220 sq km); population: 5,200,000; capital: Monterrey

Nuevo Leon Mexico
Nuevo Leon borders Texas with a sliver of land in Blue (between Coahuila and Tamaulipas)

Oaxaca

area: 36,214 square miles (93,793 sq km); population: 4,000,000; capital: Oaxaca de Juárez

Oaxaca on map
Oaxaca on map (blue) between Guerrero and Chiapas on the coast, south of Veracruz and Puebla

Puebla

area: 13,239 square miles (34,290 sq km); population: 6,200,000; capital: Puebla de Zaragoza

Puebla on Map
Puebla on Map (orange) to the west of Veracruz (purple) and north of Oaxaca (blue)

Querétaro

area: 4,511 square miles (11,684 sq km); population: 2,100,000; capital: Santiago de Querétaro

Queretaro on Map
Queretaro on Map in Orange

Quintana Roo

area: 16,356 square miles (42,361 sq km); population: 1,500,000; capital: Chetumal

Quintana Roo on Map
Quintana Roo on Map in Purple at the end of the Yucatan Peninsula

San Luis Potosí

area: 23,545 square miles (60,983 sq km); population: 2,479,450; capital: San Luis Potosí

San Luis Potosi on Map
San Luis Potosi in Red on the Map

Sinaloa

area: 22,153 square miles (57,377 sq km); population: 3,000,000; capital: Culiacan Rosales

Sinaloa on Map
Sinaloa on Map in Gold

Sonora

area: 69,306 square miles (179,503 sq km); population: 2,900,000; capital: Hermosillo

Sonora on the Map
Sonora on the Map in Blue borders Arizona

Tabasco

area: 9551 square miles (24,738 sq km); population: 2,045,294; capital: Villahermosa

Tabasco on the Map
Tabasco on the Map in Green, on the Yucatan Peninsula

Tamaulipas

area: 30,956 square miles (80,175 sq km); population: 3,174,134; capital: Ciudad Victoria

Tamaulipas on Map
Tamaulipas on Map in Green borders Texas, and the Gulf of Mexico

Tlaxcala

area: 1,541 square miles; population: 1,200,000; capital: Tlaxcala de Xicohténcatl

Tlaxcala on Map
Tlaxcala on map in Fuscia in fuchsia

Veracruz

area: 27,730 square miles (71,820 sq km); population: 8,000,000; capital: Xalapa-Enriquez

Veracruz on Map
Veracruz in purple has Gulf of Mexico to the North Northeast and Oaxaca to the south

Yucatán

area: 15,294 square miles (39,612 sq km); population: 2,100,000; capital: Mérida

Yucatan on the Map
Yucatan State in orange at the top of the Yucatan Peninsula

Zacatecas

area: 29,166 square miles (75,539 sq km); population: 1,600,000; capital: Zacatecas

Zacatecas on map
Zacatecas on map in fushia

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