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 , with a population in 2005 census of about 567,996 people.
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.
A famous volcano in the area is called "Volcan de Colima" (AKA Volcan de Fuego), but in fact, half of it is in the neighboring state of Jalisco which has been taking over more and more Colimense territory since the states were formed.
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