Municipalities of Aguascalientes

Map of Mexico with Aguascalientes highlighted
Map of Mexico with Aguascalientes highlighted
Aguascalientes is the capital of the state of Aguascalientes and the largest municipality by population.

Aguascalientes is a state located in central Mexico. According to the 2015 Mexican Intercensal Survey, Aguascalientes is the sixth least populous state with 1,312,544 inhabitants and the fourth smallest by land area spanning 5,630.27 square kilometres (2,173.86 sq mi).[1][2] Aguascalientes is divided into eleven municipalities.[1]

Municipalities in Aguascalientes are administratively autonomous of the state according to the 115th article of the 1917 Constitution of Mexico.[3] Their legal framework derives from the state Constitution[4] and the 2003 Municipal Law for the State of Aguascalientes.[5] Every three years, citizens elect a municipal president (Spanish: presidente municipal) by a plurality voting system who heads a concurrently elected municipal council (ayuntamiento) responsible for providing all the public services for their constituents.[5] The municipal council consists of a variable number of trustees and councillors (regidores y síndicos).[6] Title 9 of the Municipal Law provides for the establishment of unipersonal auxiliary authorities (autoridades auxiliares) to represent local communities in the municipalities.[5][7]

Municipalities are responsible for public services (such as water and sewerage), street lighting, public safety, traffic, supervision of slaughterhouses and the maintenance of public parks, gardens and cemeteries.[8] They may also assist the state and federal governments in education, emergency fire and medical services, environmental protection and maintenance of monuments and historical landmarks. Since 1984, they have had the power to collect property taxes and user fees, although more funds are obtained from the state and federal governments than from their own income.[8]

The largest municipality by population is the state capital Aguascalientes, with 877,190 residents or approximately 66.8% of the state population.[1] The smallest municipality by population is San José de Gracia with 8,896 residents.[1] The largest municipality by land area is also Aguascalientes which spans 1,181.240 km2 (456.079 sq mi), and the smallest is Cosío which spans 130.069 km2 (50.220 sq mi).[2]


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Name Municipal seat Population
Change Land area[2] Population density Incorporation date[11]
km2 sq mi
AguascalientesState capital Aguascalientes 877,190 797,010 +10.1% 1,181.240 456.079 742.6/km2 (1,923.3/sq mi) January 17, 1825
Asientos Asientos 46,464 45,492 +2.1% 549.146 212.026 84.6/km2 (219.1/sq mi) January 1, 1797
Calvillo Calvillo 56,048 54,136 +3.5% 935.178 361.074 59.9/km2 (155.2/sq mi) October 29, 1833
Cosío Cosío 15,577 15,042 +3.6% 130.069 50.220 119.8/km2 (310.2/sq mi) December 28, 1857
El Llano Palo Alto 20,245 18,828 +7.5% 511.519 197.499 39.6/km2 (102.5/sq mi) March 1, 1992
Jesús María Jesús María 120,405 99,590 +20.9% 506.455 195.543 237.7/km2 (615.7/sq mi) October 29, 1833
Pabellón de Arteaga Pabellón de Arteaga 46,473 41,862 +11.0% 198.442 76.619 234.2/km2 (606.5/sq mi) May 9, 1965
Rincón de Romos Rincón de Romos 53,866 49,156 +9.6% 377.168 145.625 142.8/km2 (369.9/sq mi) October 29, 1833
San Francisco de los Romo San Francisco de los Romo 46,454 35,769 +29.9% 139.452 53.843 333.1/km2 (862.8/sq mi) March 1, 1992
San José de Gracia San José de Gracia 8,896 8,443 +5.4% 868.933 335.497 10.2/km2 (26.5/sq mi) October 29, 1833
Tepezalá Tepezalá 20,926 19,668 +6.4% 232.664 89.832 89.9/km2 (232.9/sq mi) December 28, 1857
Aguascalientes 1,312,544 1,184,996 +10.8% 5,630.27 2,173.86 233.1/km2 (603.8/sq mi)
Mexico[12] 119,938,473 112,336,538 +6.8% 1,972,550 761,610 60.8/km2 (157.5/sq mi)

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