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Colima

Coat of arms
Location within Mexico
Location within Mexico
Country Flag of Mexico Mexico
Capital Colima
Municipalities 10
Largest City Manzanillo
Government
 - Governor Jesus Silverio Cavazos Ceballos (PRI)
 - Federal Deputies PAN: 2
 - Federal Senators PAN: 2
PRI: 1
Area
Ranked 29th
 - State 5,191 km²  (2,004.3 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 - State 567,996(Ranked 31st)
HDI (2004) 0.8001 - high
Ranked 14th
ISO 3166-2 MX-COL
Postal abbr. Col.
Website: Colima state government


Colima is a state in western Mexico. It shares its name with its capital and main city, Colima, Colima. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mexico. ... hi == Headline text == HEY PEOPLE WHAT IT DO??????????? Colima is the name of a city and a state in Mexico. ... Municipal Palace of Veracruz Municipalities (municipios in Spanish) are the second-level administrative division in Mexico (where the first-level administrative division is the estado, or state). ... List of largest cities in Mexico: See also: List of cities List of Cities and States and information about them in English and Spanish (in Spanish and English) Database of all Towns, cities, municipalities, and postal codes in Mexico (in Spanish) Ranking of Mexican Cities Categories: | ... Manzanillo is a city as well as its surrounding municipality in the Mexican state of Colima. ... The United Mexican States ( Mexico) is a federal republic comprising 31 states and one federal district (the Mexican Federal District, or Distrito Federal). ... Jesus Silverio Cavazos Ceballos is a Mexican politician, Governor of Colima chosen after the death of Gustavo Vázquez Montes. ... The Chamber of Deputies (Spanish: Cámara de Diputados) is the lower house of Mexicos bicameral legislature, the Congress of the Union. ... The National Action Party (Spanish: Partido Acción Nacional), known by the acronym PAN, is a conservative and Christian Democratic party and one of the three main political parties in Mexico. ... The Senate (Spanish: Cámara de Senadores or Senado) is the upper house of Mexicos bicameral Congress. ... The Institutional Revolutionary Party (Spanish: Partido Revolucionario Institucional or PRI) is a Mexican political party that wielded hegemonic power in the country—under a succession of names—for more than 70 years. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Political division of Mexico The following table presents a listing of Mexicos 31 federal states (and its Federal District, officially not a state), ranked in order of their surface area. ... The United Mexican States are a federation made up by thirty-one free and sovereign states. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... The United Mexican States are a federation made up by thirty-one free and sovereign states. ... Political division of Mexico The following table presents a listing of Mexicos 31 federal states (and its Federal District, officially not a state), ranked in order of their total population (per year 2000 census data from INEGI). ... The UN Human Development Index (HDI) measures poverty, literacy, education, life expectancy, and other factors. ... States of Mexico colored by HDI The following table presents a listing of Mexicos 31 federal states (and its Federal District, officially not a state), ranked in order of their Human Development Index, as reported by the United Nations in 2004. ... ISO 3166-2 is the second part of the ISO 3166 standard. ... hi == Headline text == HEY PEOPLE WHAT IT DO??????????? Colima is the name of a city and a state in Mexico. ...


Colima is a small state, sharing a border with the Mexican states of Jalisco to the north and east, and Michoacán to the south. To the west Colima borders the Pacific Ocean. In addition to the capital city of Colima, the state's main cities include Manzanillo and Tecomán. The state has an area of 5,455 square kilometers (2,106.2 sq mi), with a population in 2005 census of about 567,996 people. Jalisco is one of the states of the United Mexican States (Mexico). ... Location within Mexico Country  Mexico Capital Morelia Municipalities 113 Government  - Governor Lázaro Cárdenas Batel (PRD)  - Federal Deputies PRD: 8 PAN: 4  - Federal Senators Jesús Garibay García (PRD) Silvano Aureoles Conejo (PRD) Marko A. Cortés (PAN) Area Ranked 16th  - State 59,928 km²  (23,138. ... Manzanillo is a city as well as its surrounding municipality in the Mexican state of Colima. ... Tecomán is a city in the state of Colima, Mexico, located at 18°92′N 103°88′W, about 50 km south of the city of Colima. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Government and politics

The Constitution of the State of Colima provides that the government of Colima consists of three powers: the executive, the legislative and the judiciary. This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... A legislature is a type of representative deliberative assembly with the power to adopt laws. ... The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      In law, the judiciary or judicial is the system of courts which administer justice in the name of the sovereign or state, a mechanism for the resolution of disputes. ...


Executive power rests in the Governor of Colima, who is directly elected by the citizens, using a secret ballot, to a 6-year term with no possibility of reelection. Legislative power rests in the Congress of Colima which is a unicameral legislature composed of 25 deputies. Judicial power is invested in the Superior Court of Justice of Colima. According to the Political Constitution of the Free State and Sovereign of Colima, the exercise of the Executive Power of this Mexican company, is placed in a single individual, that Constitutional Governor of the Free State and Sovereign of Colima and that is chosen for a period of 6 years... The Congress of the State of Colima (aka Congress of Colima) is the legislative branch of the government of the State of Colima. ... Unicameralism is the practice of having only one legislative or parliamentary chamber. ...


Municipalities

The State of Colima is divided into 10 municipalities, each headed by a municipal president (mayor). Municipalities are named after the city that serves as municipal seat; e.g. the municipial seat of the Municipality of Manzanillo is the City of Manzanillo. The municipalities (Municipios) are: Colima, Villa de Álvarez, Comala, Cuauhtémoc, Minatitlán, Ixtlahuacán, Tecomán, Manzanillo, Armería and Coquimatlán. These municipalities could be best compared to Counties in the United States, in that they have their own government, police, and services. They also hold their own culture which culminates to create the state's culture. Each has its own songs, dances, and traditional foods. A presidente municipal (Spanish for municipal president) is the chief of government of municipios in Mexico. ... Manzanillo is a city as well as its surrounding municipality in the Mexican state of Colima. ...


Elections

An election for governor was held in the Mexican state of Colima on 6 July 2003, simultaneously with federal congressional midterm elections. ... An extraordinary gubernatorial election was held in the Mexican state of Colima on 10 April 2005. ... A local election was scheduled to be held in the Mexican state of Colima on Sunday, July 2, 2006. ...

Trivia

The Soap Opera Contra viento y marea, starring Sebastian Rulli, Marlene Favela and Azela Robinson, takes places in the towns of Colima, Manzanillo and Cuyutlan, Armería.[citation needed] Contra Viento y Marea is a Mexican telenovela aired from May 9 until November 18, 2005 // Natalia is a young beautiful girl who lives with her aunt Inez and her aunts perverted husband Arcaido. ... Sebastian Oscar Rulli (born July 6, 1975 in Buenos Aires, Argentina) is an Argentine-Mexican actor. ... Marlene Favela (born Silvia Marlene Favela Meraz on August 5, 1976 in Santiago Papasquiaro, Durango, Mexico) is a Mexican actress. ... Azela Robinson (born August 26, 1965 in London, England) is a Mexican actress. ...


A famous volcano in the zone is called "Volcan de Colima", but in fact, half of it is in the nearby state of Jalisco.


External links

  • (Spanish) Manzanillo and Colima Video News and Events Updated Daily
  • (Spanish) Colima state government
  • (Spanish) Towns, cities, and postal codes in Colima

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AllRefer.com - Colima, state, Mexico, Mexico (Mexican Political Geography) - Encyclopedia (304 words)
The capital is Colima; the port is Manzanillo.
The second smallest in population and one of the smallest in area of the Mexican states, Colima is wedged between Jalisco, which nearly surrounds it, and MichoacAn.
Once part of the ancient Aztec kingdom of Colima, the region was conquered by the Spanish in the 16th cent.
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