state of Mexico

Aguascalientes is a state in Mexico that is in the center of the country. Its state capital is the city of Aguascalientes. The state's name means "hot waters" in Spanish. People gave it this name because there are many hot springs in the area. The adjective for Aguascalientes is hidrocálido, because hidro means water and cálido means hot.


Estado Libre y Soberano de Aguascalientes
Free and Sovereign State of Aguascalientes
Flag of Aguascalientes
Bona Terra, Bona Gens, Aqua Clara, Clarum Coelum
(Good Earth, Good People, Clear Water, Clear Sky)
Anthem: Himno de Aguascalientes
"Anthem of Aguascalientes"
State of Aguascalientes within Mexico
State of Aguascalientes within Mexico
Coordinates: 22°1′N 102°21′W / 22.017°N 102.350°W / 22.017; -102.350Coordinates: 22°1′N 102°21′W / 22.017°N 102.350°W / 22.017; -102.350
Capital (and largest city)Aguascalientes City
AdmissionFebruary 5, 1857[1]
 • GovernorMartín Orozco PAN
 • Senators[2]Felipe González PAN
Rubén Camarillo PAN
Norma Esparza Herrera PRI
 • Deputies[3]
 • Total5,617.80 km2 (2,169.04 sq mi)
 Ranked 29th
Highest elevation3,050 m (10,010 ft)
 • Total1,312,544
 • Rank27th
 • Density230/km2 (610/sq mi)
 • Density rank4th
Demonym(s)Hidrocálido (a)
Time zoneUTC−6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Postal code
Area code
ISO 3166 codeMX-AGU
HDIIncrease 0.763 high Ranked 9th
GDPUS$ 7,435.49 mil[a]
WebsiteOfficial Web Site
^ a. The state's GDP was 95,174,314 thousand pesos in 2008,[7] amount corresponding to 7,435,493.3 thousand dollars, being a dollar worth 12.80 pesos (value of June 3, 2010).[8]


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  2. "Senadores por Aguascalientes LXI Legislatura". Senado de la Republica. Retrieved October 20, 2010.
  3. "Listado de Diputados por Grupo Parlamentario del Estado de Aguascalientes". Camara de Diputados. Retrieved October 19, 2010.
  4. "Superficie". Cuentame INEGI. Retrieved February 12, 2013.
  5. "Relieve". Cuentame INEGI. Retrieved October 19, 2010.
  6. "Encuesta Intercensal 2015" (PDF). Retrieved December 8, 2015.
  7. "Aguascalientes". 2010. Retrieved October 19, 2010.
  8. "Reporte: Jueves 3 de Junio del 2010. Cierre del peso mexicano". Retrieved August 10, 2010.