name = State of Puebla
flag_size = 140px
image_shield = Escudo de Puebla.svg
shield_size = 80px
map_caption = Location within Mexico
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map_caption1 = Municipalities of Puebla
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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = MEX
subdivision_type1 = Capital
subdivision_name1 = Puebla
subdivision_type2 = Municipalities
subdivision_name2 = 217
subdivision_type3 = Largest Cities
leader_name =Mario Marín Torres PRI party
leader_title1 = Federal Deputies
leader_name1 =PAN: 12
leader_title2 =Federal Senators
leader_name2 = PAN: 2
area_footnotes = Ranked 21st
area_total_km2 = 33902
population_total = 5,383,133 (Ranked 5th)
timezone = CST
utc_offset = -6
timezone_DST = CDT
utc_offset_DST = -5
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website = [http://www.puebla.gob.mx www.puebla.gob.mx]
footnotes = Is a Mexican state located in the center east of the country, to the east of
The state of Puebla borders the states of
Veracruzto the east, Hidalgo, Mexico State, Tlaxcala, and Morelosto the west, and Guerreroand Oaxacato the south. The state's largest cities are Puebla and Tehuacan, it has 217 municipalities. Puebla does not have a coastline.
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 Zaragozawho defeated the Imperial French army at the Battle of Pueblaon May 5, 1862, which is commemorated as Cinco de Mayo.
The state covers an area of about km2 to sq mi|33919. The terrain is mostly mountainous.
In 2003 the estimated population was 5,377,800. It is the 5th most populated state in Mexico
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
Amozoc de Mota
*Cholula (Cholula de Rivadabia)
Tulcingo De Valle
San Martín Texmelucan de Labastida
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.
Puebla is served by
Hermanos Serdan International Airportcars and buses are also widely used as transportation.
Manuel Ávila Camacho, President of Mexico, 1940-1946 President of Mexico
Notes and references
* [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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