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Oaxaca de Juárez
CountryMexico
StateOaxaca
Founded1532
Municipal Status1879
Government
 • Municipal PresidentLuis Julián Ugartechea Begué (PAN) (2011-)
Area
 • City85.48 km2 (33.00 sq mi)
Elevation
of seat
1,555 m (5,102 ft)
Population
 (2005)Municipality
 • City265,006
 • Seat
258,008
Time zoneUTC−6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Postal code (of seat)
68000
Website(Spanish) /Official site

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.

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