The Enciclopedia de los Municipios & Delegaciones de México (Encyclopedia of Municipalities Delegations of Mexico) is a valuable reference tool by the Mexican federal agency INAFED, the Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal, (National Institute for Federalism and Municipal Development). It has been published in print form and more recently in web form as an encyclopedia. Each chapter focuses on a Mexican state or the federal district, and each state contains a section about each municipío. The publication is in Spanish.
The web version had been hosted on INAFED’s website, but the main home page and the home pages for each state or the federal district were built with Adobe Flash. Adobe discontinued support for its Flash Player on 31 December 2020, so these parts of the website quit working. INAFED has since pulled down the entire encyclopedia. Fortunately some version of the web pages for each state and the federal district had already been archived on the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine, and most of the content pages, versus the home page for each state, do not require Flash Player to still view them. I have compiled a list of the most recent Wayback Machine links for each state and the federal district.
The sections you specifically want to explore for your state/s of interest are:
• Historia (History): State or federal district history.
• Municipios: A table of contents to information such as the history of and some boundary changes in each municipío.
Archived Encyclopedia Chapters
Wayback Machine links for each of the 31 states and the federal district.
- Aguascalientes: Last archived 1 May 2020
- Baja California: Last archived 21 January 2022
- Baja California Sur: Last archived 01 May 2020
- Campeche: Last archived 4 July 2022
- Chiapas: Last archived 4 July 2022
- Chihuahua: Last archived 1 December 2021
- Coahuila: Last archived 20 October 2021
- Colima: Last archived 2 November 2021
- Durango: Last archived 4 July 2022
- Federal District (Mexico City): Last archived 29 June 2022
- Guanajuato: Last archived 11 June 2022
- Guerrero: Last archived 5 April 2022
- Hidalgo: Last archived 4 July 2022
- Jalisco: Last archived 19 January 2022
- Mexico: Last archived 4 July 2022
- Michoacán: Last archived 4 July 2022
- Morelos: Last archived 4 July 2022
- Nayarit: Last archived 2 November 2021
- Nuevo Leon: Last archived 4 July 2022
- Oaxaca: Last archived 4 July 2022
- Puebla: Last archived 4 July 2022
- Querétaro: Last archived 31 January 2022
- Quintana Roo: Last archived 21 June 2022
- San Luis Potosí: Last archived 4 July 2022
- Sinaloa: Last archived 20 January 2022
- Sonora: Last archived 3 July 2022
- Tabasco: Last archived 23 January 2022
- Tamaulipas: Last archived 16 May 2020
- Tlaxcala: Last archived 21 June 2022
- Veracruz: Last archived 30 January 2022
- Yucatán: Last archived 4 July 2022
- Zacatecas: Last archived 4 July 2022