Oaxaca

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State of Oaxaca
Flag of State of Oaxaca
Flag
Coat of arms of State of Oaxaca
Coat of arms
Location within Mexico
Location within Mexico
Municipalities of Oaxaca
Municipalities of Oaxaca
Country Mexico
CapitalOaxaca
Municipalities570
Government
 • GovernorGabino Cué Monteagudo
 • Federal DeputiesPRD: 7
PRI: 2
Convergencia: 1
PT: 1
 • Federal SenatorsPRI: 1
PRD: 1
Convergencia: 1
Area
 • Total93,952 km2 (36,275 sq mi)
Population
(2005)
 • Total3,506,821 (Ranked 10th)
 • Density37/km2 (100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
HDI (2004)0.7164 - medium
Ranked 31st
ISO 3166-2MX-OAX
Postal abbr.Oax.
Websitehttp://www.oaxaca.gob.mx
Cathedral of Santo Domingo, in Oaxaca de Juárez

Oaxaca is a state in Mexico. The capital is Oaxaca de Juárez. Oaxaca is next to Guerrero, Puebla, Veracruz, and Chiapas. About 3.5 million people live there. The Zapotec and the Mixtec people live in the state. There are more speakers of indigenous languages in this state than in any other state of Mexico.[1] This Mexican state is known for it's diverse culture and it's native people.

References[change | change source]

  1. Schmal, John (2004). "The Hispanic Experience - Indigenous Identity in Mexico". Houston Institute for Culture. Retrieved 2007-05-24.

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