Puebla (state)

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


STATE OF PUEBLA

Other Mexican States
CapitalPuebla
Other major citiesTehuacán
Cholula
Area33,902 km²
Ranked 21st
Population
(2000 census)
5,070,350
Ranked 5th
Governor
(1999-2005)
Melquiades Morales Flores (PRI)
Federal Deputies (15) PRI = 10
PAN = 5
Federal SenatorsPRI = 2
PAN = 1
ISO 3166-2
Postal abbr.
MX-PUE
Pue.

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 Acatlan, Atlixco, Chignahuapan, Cuetzalan, Izúcar, and Teziutlan.


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