The states are also divided into municipalities, the smallest administrative political entity in the country, governed by a mayor or municipal president (Presidente municipal), elected by its residents by plurality. Municipalities can be further subdivided into non-autonomous boroughs or in semi-autonomous auxiliary presidencies.
Constitutionally, Mexico City, as the capital and seat of the federal powers, is the Federal District, a special political division that belongs to the federation as a whole and not to a particular state, and as such, has more limited local rule than the nation's states. Since 1987, it has progressively gained a greater degree of autonomy, and residents now elect a head of government and representatives of a Legislative Assembly directly. Unlike the states, the Federal District does not have a Constitution but a Statute of Government. Mexico City is coterminous and coextensive with the Federal District.
|Administrative Divisions of Mexico|
|Aguascalientes||Aguascalientes||Federal District||Mexico City||Morelos||Cuernavaca||Sinaloa||Culiacán|
|Baja California Sur||La Paz||Guanajuato||Guanajuato||Nuevo León||Monterrey||Tabasco||Villahermosa|
|Coahuila||Saltillo||Mexico State||Toluca||Quintana Roo||Chetumal||Yucatán||Mérida|
|Colima||Colima||Michoacán||Morelia||San Luis Potosí||San Luis Potosí||Zacatecas||Zacatecas|