Boroughs of the mexican federal district

Mexico City — politically and administratively constituted as the Federal District — is divided into sixteen boroughs (Spanish: delegaciones) for administrative purposes. They constitute second-level administrative divisions, on par with the municipalities of Mexico. However, unlike municipalities, they do not have regulatory powers and are not fully autonomous in their internal administration. As of 2000, the citizens within a borough elect by plurality a head of government, known simply as "borough head" (Spanish: jefe delegacional). The DF recorded an official 2010 census tally of 8,851,080 inhabitants.[1]

Administrative divisions

Boroughs of the Federal District
Borough Population (2005)[2] Population (2010)[3] Area (km²)[2]
Álvaro Obregón 706,567 727,034 96
Azcapotzalco 425,298 414,711 34
Benito Juárez 355,017 385,439 27
Coyoacán 628,063 620,416 54
Cuajimalpa 173,625 186,391 71
Cuauhtémoc 521,348 531,831 33
Gustavo A. Madero 1,193,161 1,185,772 88
Iztacalco 395,025 384,326 23
Iztapalapa 1,820,888 1,815,786 113
Magdalena Contreras 228,927 239,086 64
Miguel Hidalgo 353,534 372,889 46
Milpa Alta 115,895 130,582 288
Tláhuac 344,106 360,265 86
Tlalpan 607,545 650,567 312
Venustiano Carranza 447,459 430,978 34
Xochimilco 404,458 415,007 118
Total 8,720,916 8,851,080 1,487


Boroughs of the Federal District
Borough Borough Head[4]
Álvaro Obregón Eduardo Pérez Santillán
Azcapotzalco Enrique Vargas Anaya
Benito Juárez Mario Alberto Palacios Acosta
Coyoacán Raúl Antonio Flores García
Cuajimalpa Carlos Orvañanos Rea
Cuauhtémoc Agustín Torres Pérez
Gustavo A. Madero Víctor Hugo Lobo Román
Iztacalco Francisco Javier Sánchez Cervantes
Iztapalapa Clara Marina Brugada Molina
Magdalena Contreras Eduardo Hernández Rojas
Miguel Hidalgo Demetrio Javier Sodi de la Tijera
Milpa Alta Francisco García Flores
Tláhuac Rubén Escamilla Salinas
Tlalpan Higinio Chávez García
Venustiano Carranza Rafael Alejandro Piña Medina
Xochimilco Manuel González González

Bordering municipalities

The Distrito Federal (Mexico City) as a whole is bordered directly by the following municipalities, going clockwise, starting from the west-southwest.


External links

  • Government of the Federal District — official website. (Spanish)pl:Meksyk (miasto)#Administracja
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