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|Coat of arms||Name||
(iso 3166-2) 2
|Conventional code 3||Administrative division 4||Statehood 5||Capital||Capital's flag|
|Aguascalientes||AS||AGU||AGS||11||5 February 1857||Aguascalientes||n. a.|
|Baja California||BC||BCN||BC||5||16 January 1952||Mexicali||n. a.|
|Baja California Sur||BS||BCS||BCS||5||8 october 1974||La Paz||n. a.|
|Campeche||CC||CAM||CAMP||11||29 April 1863||San Francisco de Campeche|
|Chiapas||CS||CHP||CHIS||122||14 September 1824||Tuxtla Gutiérrez||n. a.|
|Chihuahua||CH||CHH||CHIH||67||6 July 1824||Chihuahua|
|Coahuila de Zaragoza||CL||COA||COAH||38||7 May 1824||Saltillo||n. a.|
|Colima||CM||COL||COL||10||12 September 1856||Colima||n. a.|
|Durango||DG||DUR||DGO||39||22 May 1824||Victoria de Durango||n. a.|
|Guanajuato||GT||GUA||GTO||46||20 December 1823||Guanajuato||n. a.|
|Guerrero||GR||GRO||GRO||81||27 October 1849||Chilpancingo de los Bravo||n. a.|
|Hidalgo||HG||HID||HGO||84||16 January 1869||Pachuca||n. a.|
|Jalisco||JC||JAL||JAL||125||23 December 1823||Guadalajara|
|México||MC||MEX||MÉX||125||20 December 1823||Toluca|
(Country's capital city)
|18 November 1824||Mexico City|
|Michoacán de Ocampo||MN||MIC||MICH||113||22 December 1823||Morelia|
|Morelos||MS||MOR||MOR||33||17 April 1869||Cuernavaca||n. a.|
|Nayarit||NT||NAY||NAY||20||26 January 1917||Tepic||n. a.|
|Nuevo Leon||NL||NLE||NL||51||7 May 1824||Monterrey|
|Oaxaca||OC||OAX||OAX||570||21 December 1823||Oaxaca de Juárez||n. a.|
|Puebla||PL||PUE||PUE||217||21 December 1823||Puebla de Zaragoza||n. a.|
|Querétaro||QT||QUE||QRO||18||23 December 1823||Santiago de Querétaro||n. a.|
|Quintana Roo||QR||ROO||QROO||10||8 October 1974||Chetumal||n. a.|
|San Luis Potosí||SP||SLP||SLP||58||22 December 1823||San Luis Potosí|
|Sinaloa||SL||SIN||SIN||18||14 October 1830||Culiacán||n. a.|
|Sonora||SR||SON||SON||72||10 January 1824||Hermosillo|
|Tabasco||TC||TAB||TAB||17||7 February 1824||Villahermosa||n. a.|
|Tamaulipas||TS||TAM||TAMPS||43||7 February 1824||Ciudad Victoria||n. a.|
|Tlaxcala||TL||TLA||TLAX||60||9 December 1856||Tlaxcala||n. a.|
|Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave||VZ||VER||VER||212||22 December 1823||Xalapa||n. a.|
|Yucatán||YN||YUC||YUC||106||22 December 1823||Mérida|
|Zacatecas||ZS||ZAC||ZAC||58||23 December 1823||Zacatecas||n. a.|
Thirty-two 4:7 ratio-white flags charged with the state's coat of arms are hoisted
at 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 Yucatan, 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, 6 May 2001
Though some states have already adopted a distinctive flag, white flags with coat of arms are still used in federal organized events to represent each state.
Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, 23 January 2014
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
"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
by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, May 06, 2001.
Another report refers that these very same state coats of arms are
used in the central panel of a Mexican tricolor, mainly for tourist
purposes (some reports refer it’s exogenous usage, especially
in border line US locations).
António Martins, 22 Jun 1999
Official or de facto
|Coat of arms
badge, emblem or logo
|San Francisco de Campeche||CC||1|
|Autlán de Navarro||JC||1|
|San Luis Potosí||SP||1|
|San Luis Rio Colorado||SR||1|
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 of 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
|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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