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The name Oaxaca comes from the Nahuatl Huaxyacac Oaxaca, whose roots are Huaxin (gourd) and yacatl (top or nose, tip or principle, translated as the nose or tip of the gourd). Oaxaca was elevated to the rank of city by Charles V in the year 1532. Today the population of Oaxaca is 244.727 inhabitants and statewide 3'224, 270.
Oaxaca State is located in the southeast of the Mexican Republic, to the north borders the states of Veracruz and Puebla, to the south by the Pacific Ocean to the east with the Chiapas State and west with the Guerrero State. It's territorial extension is 95.364 km square, the average temperature fluctuates between 25 and 26 C, and the coldest month between 18 and 30 C. The state capital is located 488 km from Mexico City by land and 45 minutes by direct route.
Oaxaca's territorial extension is 95.364 km square, which corresponds to 4.85% of the Mexican Republic. Its population is over 3 million inhabitants. It's height above sea level is 1,550 meters. The average annual temperature is 29.3 C (maximum) and 12.5 C (minimum). The city of Oaxaca de Juárez, the state capital, is located in the center of the same the area for the downtown district, between parallels 15 ° 42 'and 18 ° 22' north and 3 ° 42 'and 16 ° 14' longitude east of Mexico. The climate is mild with average temperatures in the following year:
Oaxaca has a varied climate due to the ruggedness of its terrain, Oaxaca is hot and dry in the Pacific coastal region, hot and humid in the Pacific coast and the variants of the Sierra Madre, temperate in the rest of the state and has cold-altitude locations more than 2,000 meters above sea level.