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Oaxaca de Juárez

capital and largest city of the Mexican state of Oaxaca

Oaxaca de Juárez is the capital city of the Mexican state of Oaxaca. It is called La'a in the Zapotec language. Ñuu Nunduva is its name in the Mixtec language. Since 1872, when Benito Juárez died there, the city is called de Juárez, in his honour. Currently, 258,000 people live in the city.

Oaxaca
City & Municipality
Oaxaca de Juárez
Some streets in Oaxaca
Some streets in Oaxaca
CountryMexico
StateOaxaca
Founded1532
Municipal Status1879
Government
 • Municipal PresidentLuis Julián Ugartechea Begué (PAN) (2011-)
Area
 • City85.48 km2 (33.00 sq mi)
Elevation
of seat
1,555 m (5,102 ft)
Population
 (2005)Municipality
 • City265,006
 • Seat
258,008
Time zoneUTC−6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Postal code (of seat)
68000
Area code(s)951
Website(Spanish) /Official site