Oaxaca de Juárez

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Oaxaca
City & Municipality
Oaxaca de Juárez
Some streets in Oaxaca
Oaxaca de Juárez is located in Mexico
Oaxaca
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 17°04′04″N 96°43′12″W / 17.06778°N 96.72°W / 17.06778; -96.72Coordinates: 17°04′04″N 96°43′12″W / 17.06778°N 96.72°W / 17.06778; -96.72
Country Mexico
State Oaxaca
Founded 1532
Municipal Status 1879
Government
 • Municipal President Luis Julián Ugartechea Begué (PAN) (2011-)
Area
 • City 85.48 km2 (33.00 sq mi)
Elevationof seat 1,555 m (5,102 ft)
Population (2005)Municipality
 • City 265,006
 • Seat 258,008
Time zone CST (UTC−6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC−5)
Postal code (of seat) 68000
Area code(s) 951

Oaxaca de Juárez is the capital city of the Mexican state of Oaxaca. It is called La'a in the Zapotec language. Ñuu Nunduva is its name in the Mixtec language. Since 1872, when Benito Juárez died there, the city is called de Juárez, in his honour. Currently, 258,000 people live in the city.