The Mexican state of Puebla is located in the center of the country, to the east of Mexico City. It shares its name with its capital and main city, Puebla.
The state of Puebla borders the states of Veracruz to the east, Hidalgo, México, Tlaxcala, and Morelos to the west, and Guerrero and Oaxaca to the south. The state covers an area of about 33,919 km². The terrain is mostly mountainous. In 2003 the estimated population was 5,377,800 people.
In addition to the city of Puebla, the state includes the cities of Tehuacán, Atlixco Cholula, and the towns of Acatlán, Chignahuapan, Chipilo, Ciudad Serdán, Cuetzalán, Izúcar de Matamoros and Teziutlán.
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