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Population260,000 (approx)
GeographyLocated in the Central Valleys of southern Mexico in the state of Oaxaca, of which the city is capital.
ClimateYear-round mild climate referred to as "eternal spring". Afternoon showers often fall in summer, especially July and August.
Average TemperaturesAverage high in July (warmest month): 31ºC (88ºF)
Average high in December (coolest month): 25ºC (77ºF)
Local fareMix of indigenous and European flavors, styles and traditions. Plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, along with moles (sauces eaten with most meals), chapulines (grasshoppers eaten with lime), chocolate (considered Mexico's best), cocido (stew with meat or chicken and vegetables) and typical crowd-pleasers like quesadillas, tacos, empanadas and tamales.
Tourist OfficeSectur
Address: Murguia 206
Phone: 951 516 0123
Email: info@oaxaca.gob.mx

Municipal Tourist Kiosk

Address: García Vigil and Independencia
Did you know?The name "Oaxaca" is derived from the Aztec word - and name of its settlement - "Huaxyácac", meaning "In the Nose of the Squash".
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