Puebla


Puebla

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Tehuacán
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leader_name =Mario Marín Torres PRI party
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PRI: 1
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Ranked 21st
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Ranked 25th
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website = [http://www.puebla.gob.mx www.puebla.gob.mx]
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Is a Mexican state located in the center east of the country, to the east of Mexico City.

The state of Puebla borders the states of Veracruz to the east, Hidalgo, Mexico State, Tlaxcala, and Morelos to the west, and Guerrero and Oaxaca to the south. The state's largest cities are Puebla and Tehuacan, it has 217 municipalities. Puebla does not have a coastline.

Etymology

The state of Puebla takes its name from the capital city, which was originally Lang|lat|La Puebla de los Angeles (Town of the Angels). The formal name is Heróica Puebla de Zaragoza (Heroic Puebla of Zaragoza), after Ignacio Zaragoza who defeated the Imperial French army at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, which is commemorated as Cinco de Mayo.

Geography

The state covers an area of about km2 to sq mi|33919. The terrain is mostly mountainous.

Demographics

In 2003 the estimated population was 5,377,800. It is the 5th most populated state in Mexico

Municipalities

The state of Puebla is divided into seven regions (Huauchinango, Teziutlán, Ciudad Serdán, San Pedro Cholula, Puebla, Izúcar de Matamoros, and Tehuacán), which are in turn subdivided into municipalities ( _es. municipios), 217 in all. Each municipality is headed by a municipal president (mayor).

Major communities

*Amozoc de Mota
*Atlixco
*Cholula (Cholula de Rivadabia)
*Huauchinango
*Puebla, Puebla
*Tulcingo De Valle
*San Martín Texmelucan de Labastida
*Tehuacán
*Teziutlán

Education

Some of universities located in Puebla are: Universidad de las Américas, Universidad Iberoamericana, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla, [ [http://www.upaep.mx/ Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla ] ] and Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education.

Transportation

Puebla is served by Hermanos Serdan International Airport cars and buses are also widely used as transportation.

Notable people

* Manuel Ávila Camacho, President of Mexico, 1940-1946 President of Mexico

Notes and references

External links

* [http://www.puebla.gob.mx Government of the state of Puebla]
* [http://www.allmymexico.com/city-guide/puebla.html Puebla travel guide]
* [http://www.maps-of-mexico.com/puebla-state-mexico/puebla-state-mexico-map-main.shtml Detailed Puebla State Map @ Maps-of-Mexico.com]
* [http://www.htsjpuebla.gob.mx/division.html?n=3 Puebla Judicial Districts]


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