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Puebla is the name of a city and a state in Mexico. This article is about the state. For the city, see: Puebla.

Image:Puebla in Mexiko.png
Other Mexican States
Capital Puebla
Other major cities Tehuacán
Area 33,902 km²
Ranked 21st
(2000 census)
Ranked 5th
Melquiades Morales Flores (PRI)
Federal Deputies (15) PRI = 10
PAN = 5
Federal Senators PRI = 2
PAN = 1
ISO 3166-2
Postal abbr.

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.

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.

In addition to the city of Puebla, the state includes the city of Cholula and the towns of Acatlán, Atlixco, Chignahuapan, Ciudad Serdán, Cuetzalán, Izúcar de Matamoros, Tehuacán and Teziutlán.

One of Mexico's most recognized Universities is the Universidad de las Americas-Puebla


  1. Acajete (Acajete)
  2. Acateno (San Jose Acateno)
  3. Acatlán (Acatlán de Osorio)
  4. Acatzingo (San Juan Acatzingo de Hidalgo)
  5. Acteopan (Acteopan)
  6. Ahuacatlán (Ahuacatlán)
  7. Ahuatlán (Ahuatlán)
  8. Ahuazotepec (Ahuazotepec)
  9. Ahuehuetitla (Ahuehuetitla)
  10. Ajalpan (Ajalpan)
  11. Albino Zertuche (Acaxtlahuacán de Albino Zertuche)
  12. Aljojuca (Aljojuca)
  13. Altepexi (Altepexi)
  14. Amixtlan (Amixtlan)
  15. Amozoc (Amozoc de Mota)
  16. Aquixtla (Aquixtla)
  17. Atempan (Atempan)
  18. Atexcal (San Martin Atexcal)
  19. Atlequizayan (Atlequizayan)
  20. Atlixco (Atlixco)
  21. Atoyatempan (Atoyatempan)
  22. Atzala (Atzala)
  23. Atzitzihuacán (Santiago Atzitzihuacán)
  24. Atzitzintla (Atzitzintla)
  25. Axutla (Axutla)
  26. Ayotoxco de Guerrero (Ayotoxco de Guerrero)
  27. Calpan (San Andrés Calpan)
  28. Caltepec (Caltepec)
  29. Camocuautla (Camocuautla)
  30. Cañada Morelos (Morelos Cañada)
  31. Caxhuacán (Caxhuacán)
  32. Chalchicomula de Sesma (Ciudad Serdán)
  33. Chapulco (Chapulco)
  34. Chiautla (Chiautla de Tapia)
  35. Chiautzingo (San Lorenzo Chiautzingo)
  36. Chichiquila (Chichiquila)
  37. Chiconcuautla (Chiconcuautla)
  38. Chietla (Chietla)
  39. Chigmecatitlán (Chigmecatitlán)
  40. Chignahuapan (Chignahuapan)
  41. Chignautla (Chignautla)
  42. Chila (Chila)
  43. Chila de la Sal (Chila de la Sal)
  44. Chilchotla (Rafael J García)
  45. Chinantla (Chinantla)
  46. Coatepec (Coatepec)
  47. Coatzingo (Coatzingo)
  48. Cohetzala (Santa María Cohetzala)
  49. Cohuecán (Cohuecán)
  50. Coronango (Santa María Coronango)
  51. Coxcatlán (Coxcatlán)
  52. Coyomeapan (Santa María Coyomeapan)
  53. Coyotepec (San Vicente Coyotepec)
  54. Cuapiaxtla de Madero (Cuapiaxtla de Madero)
  55. Cuautempan (San Esteban Cuautempan)
  56. Cuautinchan (Cuautinchan)
  57. Cuautlancingo (San Juan Cuautlancingo)
  58. Cuayuca de Andrade (San Pedro Cuayuca)
  59. Cuetzalán del Progreso (Cuetzalán)
  60. Cuyoaco (Cuyoaco)
  61. Domingo Arenas (Domingo Arenas)
  62. Eloxochitlán (Eloxochitlán)
  63. Epatlán (San Juan Epatlán)
  64. Esperanza (Esperanza)
  65. Francisco Z Mena (Metlaltoyuca)
  66. General Felipe Angeles (San Pablo de las Tunas)
  67. Guadalupe (Guadalupe)
  68. Hermenegildo Galeana (Bienvenido)
  69. Honey (Honey)
  70. Huaquechula (Huaquechula)
  71. Huatlatlauca (Huatlatlauca)
  72. Huauchinango (Huauchinango)
  73. Huehuetla (Huehuetla)
  74. Huehuetlán El Chico (Huehuetlán El Chico)
  75. Huehuetlán El Grande (Santo Domingo Huehuetlán)
  76. Huejotzingo (Huejotzingo)
  77. Hueyapan (Hueyapan)
  78. Hueytamalco (Hueytamalco)
  79. Hueytlalpan (Hueytlalpan)
  80. Huitzilan de Serdan (Huitzilan)
  81. Huitziltepec (Santa Clara Huitziltepec)
  82. Ixcamilpa de Guerrero (Ixcamilpa)
  83. Ixcaquixtla (San Juan Ixcaquixtla)
  84. Ixtacamaxtitlán (Ixtacamaxtitlán)
  85. Ixtepec (Ixtepec)
  86. Izúcar de Matamoros (Izúcar de Matamoros)
  87. Jalpan (Jalpan)
  88. Jolalpan (Jolalpan)
  89. Jonotla (Jonotla)
  90. Jopala (Jopala)
  91. Juan C Bonilla (Cuanalá)
  92. Juan Galindo (Nuevo Necaxa)
  93. Juan N Mendez (Atenayuca)
  94. Lafragua (Saltillo)
  95. Libres (Libres o San Juan de los Llanos)
  96. La Magdalena Tlatlauquitepec (La Magdalena Tlatlauquitepec)
  97. Los Reyes de Juárez (Los Reyes de Juárez)
  98. Mazapiltepec de Juárez (Mazapiltepec de Juárez)
  99. Mixtla (San Francisco Mixtla)
  100. Molcaxac (Molcaxac)
  101. Naupan (Naupan)
  102. Nauzontla (Nauzontla)
  103. Nealticán (San Buenaventura Nealticán)
  104. Nicolás Bravo (Nicolás Bravo)
  105. Nopalucan (Nopalucan de la Granja)
  106. Ocotepec (Ocotepec)
  107. Ocoyucan (Santa Clara Ocoyucan)
  108. Olintla (Olintla)
  109. Oriental (Oriental)
  110. Pahuatlán (Pahuatlán de Valle)
  111. Palmar de Bravo (Palmar de Bravo)
  112. Pantepec (Pantepec)
  113. Petlalcingo (Petlalcingo)
  114. Piaxtla (Piaxtla)
  115. Puebla (Puebla de los Angeles)
  116. Quecholac (Quecholac)
  117. Quimixtlán (Quimixtlán)
  118. Rafael Lara Grajales (Rafael Lara Grajales)
  119. San Andrés Cholula (San Andrés Cholula)
  120. San Antonio Cañada (San Antonio Cañada)
  121. San Diego La Mesa Tochimiltzingo (Tochimiltzingo)
  122. San Felipe Teotlalcingo (San Felipe Teotlalcingo)
  123. San Felipe Tepatlán (San Felipe Tepatlán)
  124. San Gabriel Chilac (San Gabriel Chilac)
  125. San Gregorio Atzompa (San Gregorio Atzompa)
  126. San Jerónimo Tecuanipan (San Jerónimo Tecuanipan)
  127. San Jerónimo Xayacatlán (San Jerónimo Xayacatlán)
  128. San José Chiapa (San José Chiapa)
  129. San José Miahuatlán (San José Miahuatlán)
  130. San Juan Atenco (San Juan Atenco)
  131. San Juan Atzompa (San Juan Atzompa)
  132. San Martín Texmelucan (San Martín Texmelucan de Labastida)
  133. San Martín Totoltepec (San Martín Totoltepec)
  134. San Matías Tlalancaleca (San Matías Tlalancaleca)
  135. San Miguel Ixitlán (San Miguel Ixitlán)
  136. San Miguel Xoxtla (San Miguel Xoxtla)
  137. San Nicolás de Buenos Aires (San Nicolás de Buenos Aires)
  138. San Nicolás de los Ranchos (San Nicolás los Ranchos)
  139. San Pablo Amicano (San Pablo Amicano)
  140. San Pedro Cholula (San Pedro Cholula)
  141. San Pedro Yeloixtlahuaca (San Pedro Yeloixtlahuacan)
  142. San Salvador El Seco (San Salvador El Seco)
  143. San Salvador El Verde (San Salvador El Verde)
  144. San Salvador Huixcolotla (San Salvador Huixcolotla)
  145. San Sebastián Tlacotepec (Tlacotepec de Díaz)
  146. Santa Catarina Tlaltempan (Santa Catarina Tlaltempan)
  147. Santa Inés Ahuatempan (Santa Inés Ahuatempan)
  148. Santa Isabel Cholula (Santa Isabel Cholula)
  149. Santiago Miahuatlán (Santiago Miahuatlán)
  150. Santo Tomas Hueyotlipán (Santo Tomas Hueyotlipán)
  151. Soltepec (Soltepec)
  152. Tecali de Herrera (Tecali de Herrera)
  153. Tecamachalco (Tecamachalco)
  154. Tecomatlán (Tecomatlán)
  155. Tehuacán (Tehuacán)
  156. Tehuitzingo (Tehuitzingo)
  157. Tenampulco (Tenampulco)
  158. Teopantlán (Teopantlán)
  159. Teotlalco (Teotlalco)
  160. Tepanco de López (Tepanco de López)
  161. Tepango de Rodríguez (Tepango de Rodríguez)
  162. Tepatlaxco de Hidalgo (Tepatlaxco de Hidalgo)
  163. Tepeaca (Tepeaca)
  164. Tepemaxalco (San Felipe Tepemaxalco)
  165. Tepeojuma (Tepeojuma)
  166. Tepetzintla (Tepetzintla)
  167. Tepexco (Tepexco)
  168. Tepexi de Rodríguez (Tepexi de Rodríguez)
  169. Tepeyahualco (Tepeyahualco)
  170. Tepeyahualco de Cuauhtémoc (Tepeyahualco Cuauhtémoc)
  171. Tetela de Ocampo (Tetela de Ocampo)
  172. Teteles de Avila Castillo (Teteles de Avila Castillo)
  173. Teziutlán (Teziutlán)
  174. Tianguismanalco (Tianguismanalco)
  175. Tilapa (Tilapa)
  176. Tlachichuca (Tlachichuca)
  177. Tlacotepec de Benito Juárez (Tlacotepec de Benito Juárez)
  178. Tlacuilotepec (Tlacuilotepec)
  179. Tlahuapan (Santa Rita Tlahuapan)
  180. Tlaltenango (Tlaltenango)
  181. Tlanepantla (Tlanepantla)
  182. Tlaola (Tlaola)
  183. Tlapacoya (Tlapacoya)
  184. Tlapanala (Tlapanala)
  185. Tlatlauquitepec (Tlatlauquitepec)
  186. Tlaxco (Tlaxco)
  187. Tochimilco (Tochimilco)
  188. Tochtepec (Tochtepec)
  189. Totoltepec de Guerrero (Totoltepec de Guerrero)
  190. Tulcingo (Tulcingo de Valle)
  191. Tuzamapán de Galeana (Tuzamapán de Galeana)
  192. Tzicatlacoyan (Tzicatlacoyan)
  193. Venustiano Carranza (Venustiano Carranza)
  194. Vicente Guerrero (Santa María del Monte)
  195. Xayacatlán de Bravo (Xayacatlán de Bravo)
  196. Xicotepec (Xicotepec de Juárez)
  197. Xicotlán (Xicotlán)
  198. Xiutetelco (San Juan Xiutetelco)
  199. Xochiapulco (Cinco de Mayo)
  200. Xochiltepec (Xochiltepec)
  201. Xochitlán de Vicente Suárez (Xochitlán de Romero Rubio)
  202. Xochitlán Todos Santos (Xochitlán)
  203. Yaonahuac (Yaonahuac)
  204. Yehualtepec (Yehualtepec)
  205. Zacapala (Zacapala)
  206. Zacapoaxtla (Zacapoaxtla)
  207. Zacatlán (Zacatlán)
  208. Zapotitlán (Zapotitlán Salinas)
  209. Zapotitlán de Méndez (Zapotitlán de Méndez)
  210. Zaragoza (Zaragoza)
  211. Zautla (Santiago Zautla)
  212. Zihuateutla (Zihuateutla)
  213. Zinacatepec (San Sebastian Zinacatepec)
  214. Zongozotla (Zongozotla)
  215. Zoquiapan (Zoquiapan)
  216. Zoquitlán (Zoquitlán)

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  Results from FactBites:
Puebla (state, Mexico) - MSN Encarta (917 words)
The state is bordered by the states of Mexico and Morelos on the west, by Guerrero and Oaxaca on the south, by Veracruz on the east and north, and by Hidalgo and Tlaxcala on the northwest.
Puebla is located at the southern end of the Sierra Madre Oriental mountain range and at the center of the chain of volcanic peaks that runs from east to west across central Mexico.
The state is an important educational center, home to the Autonomous University of Puebla (1578) in the capital, and the private University of the Americas (1940) in Cholula.
AllRefer.com - Puebla, state, Mexico, Mexico (Mexican Political Geography) - Encyclopedia (281 words)
N Puebla is dominated by the Sierra Madre Oriental, and a volcanic belt stretches across the central part of the state.
The state's extreme northeastern section lies on the humid coastal plain of the Gulf of Mexico; the southern part is in drier upland valleys.
The majority of the state's population is engaged in agriculture.
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