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State of Oaxaca


Coat of arms
Location within Mexico
Municipalities of Oaxaca
Coordinates: 17°05′00″N 96°45′00″W / 17.0833°N 96.7500°W / 17.0833; -96.7500Coordinates: 17°05′00″N 96°45′00″W / 17.0833°N 96.7500°W / 17.0833; -96.7500
Country Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico
Capital Oaxaca
Municipalities 570
 • Governor Gabino Cué Monteagudo
 • Federal Deputies PRD: 7
PRI: 2
Convergencia: 1
PT: 1
 • Federal Senators PRI: 1
PRD: 1
Convergencia: 1
Ranked 5th
 • Total 93,952 km2 (36,275 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 3,506,821 (Ranked 10th)
 • Density 37/km2 (100/sq mi)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
HDI (2004) 0.7164 - medium
Ranked 31st
ISO 3166-2 MX-OAX
Postal abbr. Oax.
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]


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

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