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Encyclopedia > Puebla
Puebla
Location
Statistics
Capital Puebla
Area 33,902 km²
Ranked 21st
Population
(2005 census)
5,383,133
Ranked 5th
HDI (2004) 0.7598 - medium
Ranked 25th
Governor
(2005-2011)
Mario Marín Torres (PRI)
Federal Deputies PRI: 10
PAN: 5
Federal Senators PRI: 2
PAN: 1
ISO 3166-2
Postal abbr.
MX-PUE
Pue.

The Mexican state of Puebla is located in the center of the country, to the east of Mexico City. It shares its name with its capital and main city, Puebla. Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Map of Mexico showing Puebla state, from de wikipedia, flagged PD New upload is smaller (278 x 183 pixels) version of same. ... The city of Puebla – known more formally as Heróica Puebla de Zaragoza or less formally as La Angelópolis or Puebla de los Ángeles – is the capital and largest city of the Mexican state of the same name, and the fourth largest city in Mexico, after Mexico City, Guadalajara... 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 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). ... Mario Plutarco Marín Torres (b. ... The Chamber of Deputies (Spanish: Cámara de Diputados) is the lower house of Mexicos bicameral legislature, the Congress of the Union. ... The Institutional Revolutionary Party (Spanish: Partido Revolucionario Institucional or PRI) is a Mexican political party that wielded hegemonic power in the country—under a succession of names—for more than 70 years. ... 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. ... (Spanish: Ciudad de México, México D.F. or simply México, pronounced IPA: ) is the capital city of the nation of Mexico. ... The city of Puebla – known more formally as Heróica Puebla de Zaragoza or less formally as La Angelópolis or Puebla de los Ángeles – is the capital and largest city of the Mexican state of the same name, and the fourth largest city in Mexico, after Mexico City, Guadalajara...


The state of Puebla borders the states of Veracruz to the east, Hidalgo, México, Tlaxcala, and Morelos to the west, and Guerrero and Oaxaca to the south. The state covers an area of about 33,919 km². The terrain is mostly mountainous. In 2003 the estimated population was 5,377,800 people. The state of Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave is one of the 31 states that compose Mexico (does not include the Mexican Federal District). ... Hidalgo is a state in central Mexico, with an area of 20,502 km². In 2000 the state had a population of some 2,231,000 people. ... The State of México (often abbreviated to Edomex from Estado de México in Spanish) is a state in the center of the nation of Mexico. ... Tlaxcala is the name of both a state of Mexico and of that states capital city. ... Morelos is one of the constituent states of Mexico. ... Guerrero is a state in the United Mexican States. ... Catedral de Santo Domingo The Free and Sovereign State of Oaxaca or simply Oaxaca   is one of the 31 states of Mexico, located in the southern part of Mexico, west of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In addition to the city of Puebla, the state includes the cities of Tehuacán, Atlixco, Cholula, and the towns of Acatlán, Chignahuapan, Chipilo, Ciudad Serdán, Cuetzalán, Izúcar de Matamoros and Teziutlán. Tehuacán is the second largest city in the Mexican state of Puebla, nestled in the Southeast Valley of Tehuacán, bordering the states of Oaxaca and Veracruz, with a population of 360,000. ... Atlixco is a rapidly growing city in the state of Puebla, Mexico. ... The Roman Catholic church of Nuestra Señora de los Remedios overlooks the town of Cholula from atop the Great Pyramid. ... Chipilo is a small city in the state of Puebla, Mexico. ... Cuetzalán is a small town set high in the hills in the north of the state of Puebla, 183 kilometers from Puebla, the state capital. ... Teziutlán is a small city in the northeast of the Mexican state of Puebla. ...


Municipalities

Puebla is divided into 217 municipalities (municipios), 7 socio-economic regions, 15 federal districts and 26 local districts. See municipalities of Puebla. A municipality or general-purpose district (compare with: special-purpose district) is an administrative local area generally composed of a clearly defined territory and commonly referring to a city, town, or village government. ... The Mexican state of Puebla is divided into 216 municipalities (municipios): External link Towns, cities, and postal codes in Puebla (in Spanish) Categories: Lists of municipalities of Mexico | Mexican states ...


Education

Some of universities located in puebla are: Universidad de las Américas, Universidad Iberoamericana, BUAP, UPAEP and ITESM. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Universidad de las Americas, A.C.. (Discuss) The Universidad de las Américas, whose official name is Fundación Universidad de las Américas, Puebla (also known as UDLA or UDLAP), is one of the most important private... The Ibero-American University (in Spanish: Universidad Iberoamericana) its a private institution of higher education sponsored by the Society of Jesus. ... ITESM Main Building (Rectoría) and mural ITESM is the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, also known as the Tec de Monterrey, or simply Tec. Originated in Monterrey, Mexico, it has currently over 30 satellite locations throughout the country. ...


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Puebla was founded in 1531 by the Spaniards to encourage immigration, concentrate European knowledge, reduce the atrocities against the Indians and establish an enclave on the route between Veracruz and Mexico.
Puebla lies 129 km away from Mexico City in a valley reached by crossing the volcanoes to the east, to the north of Tlaxcala and to the south of La Mixteca.
Puebla was the center of a large earthquakes in 1973 and 1999 which have caused intense damage to the city and its surrounding region.
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Puebla is renown for its distinctive colonial architecture, savory cuisine, Talavera ceramics, onyx crafts, and textile industry.
Puebla's monument to La China Poblana, an enormous statue atop a tiled fountain, is located in the northern end of the city at the junction of Boulevard Heroes del 5 de Mayo and Avenida Defensores de La Republica.
The State of Puebla visitors center is one block south of the Zócalo, on 5 Oriente between 16 de Septiembre and 2 Sur.
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