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Last modified: 2014-05-04 by juan manuel gabino villascán
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The states and the federal district

De facto or alternative
Coat of arms Name 2-letter code
(iso 3166-2) 2
Conventional code 3 Administrative division 4 Date of admission 5 Capital
  Aguascalientes flag Aguascalientes coat of arms Aguascalientes AS AGU AGS 11 5 February 1857 Aguascalientes
The flag of Baja california is that of Mexico Baja California coat of arms on white background Baja California coat of arms Baja California BC BCN BC 5 16 January 1952 Mexicali
  Baja California Sur flag Baja California Sur coat of arms Baja California Sur BS BCS BCS 5 8 october 1974 La Paz
Tha official flag of Campeche is that of Mexico Campeche coat of arms in white background Campeche coat of arms Campeche CC CAM CAMP 11 29 April 1863 San Francisco de Campeche
  Chiapas flag Chiapas coat of arms Chiapas CS CHP CHIS 122 14 September 1824 Tuxtla Gutiérrez
  Chihuahua flag Chihuahua coat of arms Chihuahua CH CHH CHIH 67 6 July 1824 Chihuahua
  Coahuila flag Coahuila coat of arms Coahuila de Zaragoza CL COA COAH 38 7 May 1824 Saltillo
  Colima flag Colima coat of arms Colima CM COL COL 10 12 September 1856 Colima
  Distrito Federal flag Distrito Federal (Mexico City) coat of arms Distrito Federal (Mexico City)
(Country's capital city)
(Delegaciones políticas)
18 November 1824 Mexico City
  Durango flag Durango coat of arms Durango DG DUR DGO 39 22 May 1824 Victoria de Durango
  Guanajuato flag Guanajuato coat of arms Guanajuato GT GUA GTO 46 20 December 1823 Guanajuato
  Guerrero flag Guerrero coat of arms Guerrero GR GRO GRO 81 27 October 1849 Chilpancingo de los Bravo
  Hidalgo flag Hidalgo coat of arms Hidalgo HG HID HGO 84 16 January 1869 Pachuca
Jalisco flag Jalisco flag Jalisco coat of arms Jalisco JC JAL JAL 125 23 December 1823 Guadalajara
  Estado de México flag Estado de México coat of arms México MC MEX MÉX 125 20 December 1823 Toluca
  Michacán de Ocampo flag Michoacán de Ocampo coat of arms Michoacán de Ocampo MN MIC MICH 113 22 December 1823 Morelia
  Morelos flag Morelos coat of arms Morelos MS MOR MOR 33 17 April 1869 Cuernavaca
  Nayarit flag Nayarit coat of arms Nayarit NT NAY NAY 20 26 January 1917 Tepic
  Nuevo León flag Nuevo León coat of arms Nuevo León NL NLE NL 51 7 May 1824 Monterrey
  Oaxaca flag Oaxaca coat of arms Oaxaca OC OAX OAX 570 21 December 1823 Oaxaca de Juárez
  Puebla flag Puebla coat of arms Puebla PL PUE PUE 217 21 December 1823 Puebla de Zaragoza
  Querétaro flag Querétaro coat of arms Querétaro QT QUE QRO 18 23 December 1823 Santiago de Querétaro
Quintana Roo flag   Quintana Roo coat of arms Quintana Roo QR ROO QROO 10 8 October 1974 Chetumal
  San Luis Potosí flag San Luis Potosí coat of arms San Luis Potosí SP SLP SLP 58 22 December 1823 San Luis Potosí
  Sinaloa flag Sinaloa coat of arms Sinaloa SL SIN SIN 18 14 October 1830 Culiacán
  Sonora flag Sonora coat of arms Sonora SR SON SON 72 10 January 1824 Hermosillo
  Tabasco flag Tabasco coat of arms Tabasco TC TAB TAB 17 7 February 1824 Villahermosa
  Tamaulipas flag Tamaulipas coat of arms Tamaulipas TS TAM TAMPS 43 7 February 1824 Ciudad Victoria
Tlaxcala flag Tlaxcala coat of arms on white background Tlaxcala coat of arms Tlaxcala TL TLA TLAX 60 9 December 1856 Tlaxcala
  Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave flag  Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave coat of arms on white background Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave coat of arms Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave VZ VER VER 212 22 December 1823 Xalapa
  Yucatán flag  Cultural flag of Yucatán Yucatán coat of arms Yucatán YN YUC YUC 106 22 December 1823 Mérida
  Zacatecas flag Zacatecas coat of arms Zacatecas ZS ZAC ZAC 58 23 December 1823 Zacatecas

  • 1. Code used to identify the birth place.
  • 2. ISO 3166-2. Wikipedia: States of Mexico
  • 3. INEGI: Censos económicos
  • 4. INEGI: División territorial de México, Wikipedia: Municipios de México & SEGOB - e-local: los últimos municipios creados
  • 5. Wikipedia: Administrative divisions of Mexico

  • We all know that mexican states do not have official flags, some even have constitutional dispositions stating that it is so and so should be (as in Baja California). However, we all know reports about unofficial flags for Mexican states in several degrees of “unofficialness”.
    António Martins, 22 Jun 1999

    There's a significant Mexican population in this part of the U.S., and I occasionally see automobiles with bumper stickers consisting of the Mexican (national) flag and the name of a state ("Coahuila", "Chihuahua", etc.), presumably indicating the driver's loyalty or nostalgia for his home state. None of these stickers ever displays a flag other than the national flag.
    Bruce Tindall, 22 Jan 1997

    Thirty-two 4:7 ratio-white flags charged with the state's coat of arms are hoisted in the President's house called "Los Pinos" in Mexico City. These flags are flown during inter-government meetings and national sports events such as the National Olympics [Olimpiada Nacional]. By some reason, those of Jalisco, Puebla, and Yucatán, feature their respective capitals' coat of arms. In addition to that, most of the shields are odd depictions of the original ones.
    Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, May 06, 2001

    Baja California and Campeche, both have officialy adopted the Mexican National flag as their state flag; while Jalisco, Tlaxcala and Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave all have adopted a distictive flag. Yucatán flies, for unofficial puposes, the federalist flag adopted in the middle XIX century is flown. Tamaulipas is the only state which made official the coat of arms on white background. The remaining states, each has the coat of arms on white background as its de facto flag.
    Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, 28 July 2013

    Cites and municipalities

    Official or de facto
    Coat of arms
    badge, emblem or logo
    Name State Note
    Flag of San Francisco de Campeche Image
    comming soon
    San Francisco de Campeche CC 1
    Flag of Chihuahua (municipality), Chihuahua, México Coat of arms of Chihuahua (municipality) Chihuahua CH 1
    comming soon
    comming soon
    Irapuato GT  
    Flag of León  Standard of León Coat of arms of León León GT 2
    Autlán de Navarro flag Image
    comming soon
    Autlán de Navarro JC 1
    Guadalajara flag Coat of arms of Guadalajara Guadalajara JC 1
    Tlaquepaque flag Coat of arms of Tlaquepaque Tlaquepaque JC 1
    Tonaya flag Image
    comming soon
    Tonaya JC 1
    Zapopan flag Coat of arms of Zapopan Zapopan JC 1
    comming soon
    comming soon
    Tequixquiac MC  
    Morelia flag Coat of arms of Morelia Morelia MN 1
    Autlán de Navarro flag Coat of arms of Morelia Monterrey NL 1
    comming soon
    comming soon
    Santiago Matatlán OC  
    Autlán de Navarro flag Autlán de Navarro flag San Luis Potosí SP 1
    Flag of Hermosillo, Sonora Autlán de Navarro flag Hermosillo SR 3

    Images by:

  • 1. Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán
  • 2. Flag and standard by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán. Coat of arms by Gobierno del Estado de Guanajuato
  • 3. Flag by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán. Coat of arms by Municipio de Hermosillo

    As for 2013, Mexico is divided into 31 states and 1 federal district, in turn, they counts 2461 administrative divisions of second level (2445 municipalities and 16 delegaciones políticas), out of which few of them have a flag for their own, though all of them have a coat of arms, badge or seal. None of the Distrito Federal's 16 "delegations" has a distinctive flag. After the states, some municipalities employ a white background charged with the corresponding coat of arms in the center of the field. It is unknown the exact number of municipalities have adopted a distinctive flag.
    Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, 28 July 2013

    Ethnic groups

    Local name
    Flag of the Mixe people   Mixe   Ayuukjä'äy
    Flag of the Purepecha people   Purépecha   P'urhépecha
    Flag of the Yaqui people   Yaqui   Hiaki or Yoeme

    Without any proves, Wikipedia reports supposed flags for the following ethnic groups: criollo, nahua and otomí. Besides, the flag supposedly flown by the Pápago people is actually that of the Papago people in the United States, where they are known as the Tohono O'odham Nation. Meanwhile the Pápagos in Mexico have not reported any flag for their own so far.
    Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, 3 May 2014.

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