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Municipality of Mexicali

Mexicali Municipality
Municipio de Mexicali

Coat of arms
Motto: Tierra Cálida
(English: Warm Land)

Location of Mexicali in Baja California.
Country Mexico
State Baja California
Municipal seat Mexicali
Largest city Mexicali
Municipality established December 29, 1953[1]
 • Municipal president Francisco Perez Tejada (PRI)
 • Total 13,700 km2 (5,300 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 956,826
 • Density 70/km2 (180/sq mi)
  Data source: Time zone PST (UTC−8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC−7)
INEGI code 002
Website (Spanish) Ayuntamiento de Mexicali
Source: Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México

Mexicali Municipality is a municipality (Spanish: municipio) in the Mexican state of Baja California. Its municipal seat (Spanish: cabecera municipal) is located in the city of Mexicali. According to the 2010 census, it had a population of 956,826 inhabitants, and according to the 2000 census, it had 764,602 inhabitants, which means an increase of 22.5%. The municipality has an area of 13,700 km² (5,300 sq mi.) This includes many smaller outlying communities as well as the city of Mexicali. Also, the islands of Baja California located in the Gulf of California are part of the municipality, among them the mudflat islands at the mouth of the Colorado River (the largest one being Montague Island), Isla Ángel de la Guarda and the islands of the San Lorenzo Marine Archipelago National Park. Mexicali is the northernmost municipality of Latin America.

The city of Mexicali was founded in 1903, and its name is a portmanteau of Mexico and California, as is the name of Calexico, California across the border.


The municipality of Mexicali, is divided into 14 administrative boroughs (Spanish: delegaciones) of which the city of Mexicali occupies 3 beside the city proper area; all boroughs are in turn divided into colonias or ejidos. These boroughs offer administrative services such as urban planning, civil registry, inspection, verification, public works and community development and are served by a delegado.

The boroughs of Mexicali Municipality city are:

  1. Los Algodones, located in the Valley Zone.
  2. Bátaquez, located in the Valley Zone.
  3. Cerro Prieto, located in the Urban Zone, is part of the Mexicali metropolitan area.
  4. Venustiano Carranza, located in the Valley Zone.
  5. Ciudad Morelos, informally known as Cuervos, located in the Valley Zone.
  6. Colonias Nuevas, informally known as Km 57, located in the Valley Zone.
  7. Progreso, located in the Urban Zone, is part of the Mexicali metropolitan area.
  8. Ejido Hermosillo, located in the Valley Zone.
  9. Estación Delta, located in the Valley Zone.
  10. Guadalupe Victoria, informally known as Km 43, located in the Valley Zone.
  11. González Ortega, informally known as Palaco, located in the Urban Zone, is part of the Mexicali metropolitan area.
  12. Hechicera, located in the Valley Zone.
  13. San Felipe, located in the Coastal Zone, to the south on the Gulf of California.
  14. Benito Juárez, informally known as Tecolotes, located in the Valley Zone.

The former borough (delegación) of Compuertas is located in the eastern part of the city of Mexicali.

Cities and towns

Towns and villages

The largest localities (cities, towns, and villages) are:[2]

Name 2010 Census Population
Mexicali 689,775
Santa Isabel 29,311
Ciudad Guadalupe Victoria (Kilómetro Cuarenta y Tres) 17,119
San Felipe 16,702
Puebla 15,168
Progreso 12,557
Ciudad Morelos (Cuervos) 8,243
Colonia Venustiano Carranza (La Carranza) 6,098
Ciudad Coahuila (Kilómetro Cincuenta y Siete) 5,617
Vicente Guerrero (Los Algodones) 5,474
Delta (Estación Delta) 5,180
Ejido Hermosillo 5,101
Benito Juárez (Ejido Tecolotes) 4,167
Nuevo León 3,655
Poblado Paredones 3,332
Michoacán de Ocampo 3,086
Ejido Hechicera 2,517
Viñas del Sol 2,509
Ejido Sinaloa (Estación Kasey) 2,505
Ejido Lázaro Cárdenas (La Mosca) 2,463
Poblado Lázaro Cárdenas (La Veintiocho) 2,388
Ejido Quintana Roo 2,311
Total Municipality 936,826

Adjacent municipalities and counties

See also


  • (Spanish) Link to tables of population data from the 2005 Census, INEGI: Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informática.
  • (Spanish) Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México, Instituto Nacional Para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal, SEGOB. Accessed on line November 15, 2007.
  • (Spanish) Ubicación Geográfica, Mexicali government web site. Describes subdivisions of Mexicali.

External links

  • (Spanish) Ayuntamiento de Mexicali, official government web site.
  • (English)/(Spanish) Mexicali Tourism Guide

Coordinates: 31°45′N 115°15′W / 31.750°N 115.250°W / 31.750; -115.250

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