Oaxaca is a state in Mexico. The capital is Oaxaca de Juárez. Oaxaca is next to Guerrero, Puebla, Veracruz, and Chiapas. About 3.5 million people live there. The Zapotec and the Mixtec people live in the state. There are more speakers of indigenous languages in this state than in any other state of Mexico. This Mexican state is known for it's diverse culture and it's native people.
State of Oaxaca
Location within Mexico
Municipalities of Oaxaca
|• Governor||Gabino Cué Monteagudo|
|• Federal Deputies||PRD: 7|
|• Federal Senators||PRI: 1|
|• Total||93,952 km2 (36,275 sq mi)|
|• Total||3,506,821 (Ranked 10th)|
|• Density||37/km2 (100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|HDI (2004)||0.7164 - medium|
- Schmal, John (2004). "The Hispanic Experience - Indigenous Identity in Mexico". Houston Institute for Culture. Retrieved 2007-05-24.
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- Official site of the Popular Assembly of the People of Oaxaca (in Spanish)
- Official site of the State Government (in Spanish)
- Oaxaca Times
- Mexican and Central American Archaeological Projects - Electronic articles published by the Division of Anthropology, American Museum of Natural History.