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Aguascalientes
Location
Statistics
Capital City Aguascalientes
Area 5,471 km²
Ranked 28th
Population
(2005 census)
1,065,416
Ranked 27th
HDI (2004) 0.8246 - high
Ranked 5th
Governor Luis Armando Reynoso Femat (PAN)
Federal Deputies PAN: 3
Federal Senators PAN: 2
PRI: 1
ISO 3166-2
Postal Abbr.
MX-AGU
Ags.

Aguascalientes IPA: [ˌa.ɰwas.ka.ˈljen̪.t̪es] is a state of Mexico, situated in the center of the country. The name means "hot waters" in Spanish and originated from the abundance of hot springs in the area; so the corresponding adjective for the state and its inhabitants is the whimsical demonym hidrocálido (hidro = water; cálido = hot). The state capital is the city of Aguascalientes. Image File history File links Heraldica-mexico-aguascalientes. ... Image File history File links Mapaaguascalientes. ... Main Central Square often called The Exedra The city of Aguascalientes is the capital of the state of Aguascalientes in western central Mexico. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Political division of Mexico The following table presents a listing of Mexicos 31 federal states (and its Federal District, officially not a state), ranked in order of their surface area. ... Political division of Mexico The following table presents a listing of Mexicos 31 federal states (and its Federal District, officially not a state), ranked in order of their total population (per year 2000 census data from INEGI). ... The UN Human Development Index (HDI) measures poverty, literacy, education, life expectancy, and other factors. ... States of Mexico colored by HDI The following table presents a listing of Mexicos 31 federal states (and its Federal District, officially not a state), ranked in order of their Human Development Index, as reported by the United Nations in 2004. ... The United Mexican States ( Mexico) is a federal republic comprising 31 states and one federal district (the Mexican Federal District, or Distrito Federal). ... Luis Armando Reynoso Femat is a Mexican politician who is the current governor of the Mexican state of Aguascalientes. ... The Chamber of Deputies (Spanish: Cámara de Diputados) is the lower house of Mexicos bicameral legislature, the Congress of the Union. ... The National Action Party (Spanish: Partido Acción Nacional), known by the acronym PAN, is a conservative and Christian Democratic party and one of the three main political parties in Mexico. ... The Senate (Spanish: Cámara de Senadores or Senado) is the upper house of Mexicos bicameral Congress. ... ISO 3166-2 is the second part of the ISO 3166 standard. ... Articles with similar titles include the NATO phonetic alphabet, which has also informally been called the “International Phonetic Alphabet”. For information on how to read IPA transcriptions of English words, see IPA chart for English. ... The United Mexican States or Mexico (Estados Unidos Mexicanos or México) is a federal republic made up of 31 states (estados) and one Federal District, (Distrito Federal), which contains the capital, Mexico City. ... A demonym or gentilic is a word that denotes the members of a people or the inhabitants of a place. ... Main Central Square often called The Exedra The city of Aguascalientes is the capital of the state of Aguascalientes in western central Mexico. ...

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Geography

The state is located about 300 miles from Mexico City. Nickname: Location of Mexico City in central Mexico Coordinates: , Country Mexico Federal entity Federal District Boroughs The 16 delegaciones Founded (as Tenochtitlan) c. ...


It covers 5,471 km² and has a little more than one million inhabitants. The state is not heavily populated. However, most of its inhabitants live in the densely populated metropolitan area of its capital city. To help compare orders of magnitude of different geographical regions, we list here areas between 1,000 km² and 10,000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ...


The state as it is now was created in 1835 when it was separated from Zacatecas. It bears the name Aguascalientes taken from its largest city and capital also called Aguascalientes. | Come and take it, slogan of the Texas Revolution 1835 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Zacatecas is one of the 31 constituent states of Mexico. ...


Demographics

The racial make-up of the state of Aguascalientes is as follows:

  • 50% white/European descent (mostly of Spanish descent, but also Italian, Russian, Polish, German, Swedish, Greek, and Romanian
  • 45% mestizo (mixed Amerindian-European))
  • 4% Asian (mostly Filipino, Japanese (Thanks to the biggest Nissan plant in Mexico) and Korean)
  • 1% other

Economy and industry

This state originated around the times of colonial Spanish influence. It is located in the middle of the country and is now beginning to make a name for itself as an industrial power within Mexico. The state was once a major silver miner and a major source of railroad transportation, the latter due to its strategic location, midway between the three most populated areas, namely Mexico City, Guadalajara, and Monterrey. Nickname: Location of Mexico City in central Mexico Coordinates: , Country Mexico Federal entity Federal District Boroughs The 16 delegaciones Founded (as Tenochtitlan) c. ... Nickname: Coordinates: Country Mexico State Jalisco Foundation 1542 Government  - Mayor Alfonso Petersen Farah ( PAN) Area  - City 187. ... Nickname: Motto: El Trabajo templa el Espíritu Location of Monterrey in northern Mexico Coordinates: Country Mexico State Nuevo León Founded 20 September 1596 Government  - Mayor Adalberto Madero ( PAN) Area  - City 572 km²  (220. ...


In the rural area, Aguascalientes was once the first national producer of grapes and wines. This tradition ceased gradually for it proved unreliable since in Mexico the culture of wine does not have strong roots. Only a few wineries and vineyards remain.


The economy of the state has become mostly industralized. However, recently it has also benefited from heavier tourism, since the capital city has gained prestige and status as a national destination for its colonial beauty and cleanliness. In addition, the haciendas and baths around the state have historic and recreational importance. Hacienda is a Spanish word describing a vast ranch, common in the Pampa. ... Kids bathing in a small metal tub Bathing is the immersion of the body in fluid, usually water, or an aqueous solution, such as the asses milk favored by Cleopatra VII of Egypt. ...


Tourism

Although this state is not often billed as a tourist center, international visitors, as well as citizens from all over Mexico, are attracted to the San Marcos Fair, which is considered the national fair of Mexico and contributes much to Mexico's economy. San Marcos National Fair San Marcos National Fair is the largest world renouned festival in Mexico. ...


Recently, its capital city has gained the reputation as a great destination for its superb colonial architecture visible in the colonial centre, as well as the modernity and dynamism in the outskirts.


The city also hosts many conventions every year. It benefits from its excellent central location. The city is also famed for its environment of relaxation, and for its safety and cleanliness, as it is often described by people when traveling to this part of the country for conventions or tourism.


Most tourists go to the capital. A few tourists explore the former mining towns in the north of the state (in the municipalities of Asientos and Tepezalá), which are now almost ghost cities. The haciendas, hot springs, and baths scattered around the state are also of historical and recreational relevance. Asientos is a municipality in the Mexican state of Aguascalientes. ... Tepezalá is a municipality in the Mexican state of Aguascalientes. ... Hacienda is a Spanish word describing a vast ranch, common in the Pampa. ... Green Dragon Spring at Norris Geyser A hot spring is a place where warm or hot groundwater issues from the ground on a regular basis for at least a predictable part of the year, and is significantly above the ambient ground temperature (which is usually around 55~57°F or... Kids bathing in a small metal tub Bathing is the immersion of the body in fluid, usually water, or an aqueous solution, such as the asses milk favored by Cleopatra VII of Egypt. ...


The municipality of Calvillo has a semi-tropical climate, The largest producer of guavas in Mexico, it attracts some fans of watersports to its reservoirs. Calvillo is a municipality in the Mexican state of Aguascalientes. ...


The state has a Natural Protected Reserve in the higher mountains called Sierra Fria. The Sierra Fría is a protected area. Located at a height of 2,500 to 3,000 m above sea level, it comprises oak and pine forests. Its attractions include observing exuberant landscape and wide ravines, in which, there are pumas, lynxes, boar, white-tailed deer, wild turkey, raccoons and many other animals. There are steep-sided cycle paths, camping and picnic areas as well as several hunting clubs. It is the mountain climate and fauna that attracts locals for camping activities. In winter, the temperature sometimes falls to 5°C below zero when the weather is poor. Usually, Sierra Fria is the only part of the state that gets snow during winter.


In the city of Aguascalientes one of the best sunsets in the world can be seen in the Cerro del Muerto which the hill resembles the shape of a man lying down. The city of Aguascalients is called "el corazon" which means "the heart" of Mexico because it lies in the middle of the state. This city is considered, by its locals, to be one of the safest and cleanest in Mexico. Also, the city of Aguascalientes is known as "the land of the good people" because the residents of the city are considered to be the friendliest in all of Mexico.


Sports

At present, the state has one first-division football team (Necaxa), one professional baseball team (Los Rieleros The Railers), and one professional basketball team (Las Panteras The Panthers). Football is a ball game played between two teams of eleven players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent. ... Club Necaxa is a Mexican professional football club. ... A view of the playing field at Busch Memorial Stadium, St. ... Los Rieleros del Norte Los Rieleros del Norte (Railers of the North) is a Mexican norteño band. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Municipalities

Aguscalientes is subdivided into 11 municipios (municipalities) The Mexican state of Aguascalientes is subdivided into eleven municipalities (municipios): Categories: Lists of municipalities of Mexico | Mexican states ... A municipio (Spanish for municipality) is a second-level political and administrative division in Mexico. ... A municipality is an administrative entity composed of a clearly defined territory and its population and commonly referring to a city, town, or village, or a small grouping of them. ...


Major communities

Main Central Square often called The Exedra The city of Aguascalientes is the capital of the state of Aguascalientes in western central Mexico. ... Calvillo is a municipality in the Mexican state of Aguascalientes. ... Jesús María is a municipality in the Mexican state of Aguascalientes. ... Pabellón de Arteaga is a municipality in the Mexican state of Aguascalientes. ... Rincón de Romos is a town and its surrounding municipality of the same name in the Mexican state of Aguascalientes. ... San Francisco de los Romo is a municipality in the Mexican state of Aguascalientes. ...

Famous hidrocálidos

See also articles in the category People from Aguascalientes
  • Antonio Acevedo Escobedo, writer
  • José María Bocanegra, 3rd President of Mexico
  • Francisco Díaz de León, artist
  • Gabriel Fernández Ledesma, artist
  • Manuel M. Ponce, musician
  • José Guadalupe Posada, artist
  • Saturnino Herrán, artist
  • Ramón López Velarde, poet
  • Arturo Robles Aguilar, politician
  • José Antonio Zapata, journalist
  • Raúl López Serna, physician
  • Matias Lozano Diaz de Leon, journalist
  • Agustin Morales Padilla, journalist
  • Sergio Vallin, musician (Maná)
  • Roy Ochoa Aviles, musician (Moderatto)
  • Wendy Gonzalez, scientist

José María Bocanegra (1787-1862) was a Mexican politician. ... The President of the United Mexican States is the head of state of Mexico. ... Manuel M. Ponce Born: 8 December 1882, Fresnillo, Zacatecas (Mexico). ... Posada in front of his workshop Calavera Oaxaqueña, 1910 José Guadalupe Posada (2 February 1852 – 20 January 1913) was a Mexican engraver and illustrator. ... Saturnino Herrán (Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, July 9, 1887 – October 8, 1918) was a Mexican painter. ... Ramón López Velarde (June 15, 1888 - June 19, 1921) was a Mexican poet. ... Jose Antonio Zapata Cabral Jose Antonio Zapata Cabral is a journalist and editor of the newspaper METRO in Aguascalientes city. ... Maná is a three-time Grammy Award and five-time Latin Grammy Award-winning Mexican rock band from Guadalajara whose career has spanned almost three decades. ... Moderatto Moderatto is a Mexican Glam Rock and pop-rock supergroup famous for their heavy and glamorous, yet popular, style of music. ... Wendy González is a Mexican hostess and actress known simply as Wendy. ...

External links

  • Search for audio files and radio programs from Aguascalientes. (at Internet Archive)
  • (Spanish) Aguascalientes map
  • (Spanish) Aguascalientes state government
  • (Spanish) METROAguascalientes.com / Aguascalientes news source and newspapers, including audio source and streaming media
  • (English) / Estaciones de radio en vivo de Aguascalientes y periódicos
  • (Spanish) Towns, cities, and postal codes in Aguascalientes
  • (Spanish) Grupo de Usuarios de Software Libre de Aguascalientes
  • (Spanish) Blog Aguascalientes
  • (Spanish) Hoteles Aguascalientes
  • (Spanish) Informacion Turistica de Aguascalientes
  • Pictures of Aguascalientes Photo set of the City of Aguascalientes

Coordinates: 22°01′18″N, 102°21′23″W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Aguascalientes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (784 words)
Aguascalientes is the name of both a state of Mexico and that state's capital city.
Aguascalientes is a state of Mexico, situated in the center of the country.
The state was, at a time a major silver miner and a major source of railroad transportation, the latter due to its strategic location in the very center of the country, midway between the 3 most populated areas, namely Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey.
Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (678 words)
The city of Aguascalientes is the capital of the state of Aguascalientes in western central Mexico.
Aguascalientes organizes the largest festival held in Mexico, the San Marcos Fair, which takes place from the middle of April to the beginning of May. It receives almost 7 million visitors every year.
Aguascalientes is home to several outstanding museums and one of the country's leading provincial theatres.
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