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Aguascalientes

Aguascalientes
Administration
Full nameAguascalientes
Native nameEstado Libre y Soberano de Aguascalientes
Settlement typeState
Motto Bona Terra, Bona Gens, Aqua Clara, Clarum Coelum (Good Earth, Good People, Clear Water, Clear Sky)
AnthemHimno de Aguascalientes
CountryMexico
CapitalAguascalientes
Largest CityAguascalientes
Municipalities11
AdmissionFebruary 5, 1857
Order24th
Government
GovernorCarlos Lozano
SenatorsFelipe González
Rubén Camarillo
Norma Esparza Herrera
DeputiesFederal Deputies
• Margarita Gallegos Soto
• David Hernández Vallin
• José Antonio Arámbula
• Raúl Gerardo Cuadra
• Nancy González Ulloa
• Lourdes Reynoso Femat
Geography
Total Area2168.5 sq mi (5618 km2)
Highest Elevation10006.6 ft (3050 m)
Demography
Total Population1184996 (27th) (2010)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (4th) (0/sq mi)
DemonymHidrocálido (a)
Other information
Time zoneCST, (UTC-6) (UTC)
- Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code20
Area codeArea codes
• 449
• 465
• 495
ISO 3166 codeMX-AGU
HDI(+) 0.844 high Ranked 11th
GDPUS$ 7,435,493.3 mil 

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Aguascalientes (-esˈaɣwas kaˈljentes-ES-Aguascalientes is one of the 31 states which, with the Federal District, comprise the 32 Federal Entities of Mexico. It is divided in 11 municipalities and its capital city is Aguascalientes.

It is located in the Center-north Mexico. It is bordered by the states of Zacatecas to the north and Jalisco to the south. Its name means "hot waters" in Spanish and originated from the abundance of hot springs in the area, the corresponding adjective for the state and its inhabitants is hidrocálido.


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