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Full nameOaxaca
Native nameEstado Libre y Soberano de Oaxaca
Settlement typeState
MottoEl Respeto al Derecho Ajeno es la Paz (Respect for the rights of others is peace)
AnthemDios Nunca Muere (De facto)
CapitalOaxaca de Juárez
Largest CityOaxaca de Juárez
AdmissionDecember 21, 1823
GovernorGabino Cué
SenatorsEricel Gómez
Salomón Jara Cruz
Adolfo Toledo
DeputiesFederal Deputies
• Heriberto Ambrosio
• Violeta Avilés Álvarez
• Sofía Castro Ríos
• Desiderio Concha
• Manuel De Esesarte
• Carlos Díaz Escárraga
• Fernando Franco
• Manuel García Corpus
• Jorge González
• Margarita Liborio
• Emilio Mendoza Kaplan
• Narcedalia Ramírez
• Héctor Pablo Ramírez
• José Antonio Yglesias
• María Mendoza
• Bélgica Nabil Carmona
• Arcelia Cruz Cruz
• Guadalupe García
Total Area36204.1 sq mi (93793 km2)
Highest Elevation12204.7 ft (3720 m)
Total Population3801962 (10th) (2010)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (22nd) (0/sq mi)
DemonymOaxacan (Spanish; Oaxaqueño -a)
Other information
Time zoneCST (UTC−6)
- Summer (DST)CDT (UTC−5)
Postal code68 71
Area codeArea codes 1 and 2
• 236
• 274
• 283
• 287
• 924
• 951
• 953
• 954
• 958
• 971
• 972
• 994
• 995
ISO 3166 codeMX-OAX
HDI(+) 0.756 medium
Ranked 30th
GDPUS$ 10,076,445.9 mil 

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Oaxaca (-eswaˈxaka-es-Oaxaca, (from Nahuatl: Huaxyacac, IPA:/ʋaːsʃʲa'kakʰ/), officially Estado Libre y Soberano de Oaxaca ( ) is one of the 31 states which, along with the Federal District, comprise the 32 federative entities of Mexico. It is divided into 571 municipalities; of which 418 (almost three quarters) are governed by the system of customs and traditions. Its capital city is Oaxaca de Juárez.

It is located in Southwestern Mexico. It is bordered by the states of Guerrero to the west, Puebla to the northwest, Veracruz to the north, Chiapas to the east. To the south, Oaxaca has a significant coastline on the Pacific Ocean.

The state is best known for its indigenous peoples and cultures. The most numerous and best known are the Zapotecs and the Mixtecs, but there are sixteen that are officially recognized. These cultures have survived better to the present than most others in Mexico due to the state’s rugged and isolating terrain. Most live in the Central Valleys region, which is also an important area for tourism, attracting people for its archeological sites such as Monte Albán, native culture and crafts. Another important tourist area is the coast, which has the major resort of Huatulco. The state also has some of the greatest biodiversity in Mexico.

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