From DF to CDMX, Mexico City changes name and status

Mexico’s sprawling capital changed its official name on Friday as it launched steps to become virtually like a federal state. For the past two centuries, the city has been known as “DF” from its official name of Mexico Distrito Federal, or Federal District. Just like the US capital of Washington, Mexico City is distinct from the various states that make up the rest of the country, and it is closely controlled by the federal government which is based there.

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