Municipalities of Mexico City

Mexico City is divided into sixteen municipalities (mayoralties) (Spanish: alcaldías),[1] which have regulatory powers and are not fully autonomous in their internal administration. As of 2000, the citizens within a mayoralty elect by plurality a head of government, as of 2016, known as "mayor" (Spanish: alcalde). Mexico City recorded an official 2010 census tally of 8,851,080 inhabitants.[2] Municipalities are subdivided into neighborhoods (colonias in Spanish) and in some cases in the southernmost municipalities, also into towns and rural settlements. Starting from 2018, delegaciones[definition needed] will be known as demarcaciones territoriales and will be managed by an alcalde.[3]

Administrative divisions

Municipalities of Mexico City
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Municipality Population (2005)[4] Population (2010)[5] Area (km²)[4]
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 de Morelos 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