- This article is about the Mexican state. For other uses of the name, see Hidalgo (disambiguation)
Hidalgo is a state in central Mexico, with an area of 20,502 km².
In 2000 the state had a population of some 2,231,000 people. The state is named after Mexican independence leader Miguel Hidalgo.
The state capital is Pachuca. Also in the state of Hidalgo is the town and ancient Toltec ruins of Tula.
Hidalgo is subdivided into 84 municipalities (municipios). See municipalities of Hidalgo.
- 1957–1958: Alfonso Corona del Osal
- 1958–1963: Oswaldo Cravioto Cisneros
- 1963–1969: Carlos Ramírez Guerrero
- 1969–1975: Manuel Sánchez Vite
- 1975–1981: Jorge Rojo Lugo
- 1981–1987: Guillermo Rossel de la Lama
- 1987–1993: Adolfo Lugo Verduzco
- 1993–1999: Jesús Murillo Karam
- 1999–2005: Manuel Ángel Núñez Soto
- 2005–date: Miguel Osorio Chong