city and state in east central México.

State

Bounded on the east by Veracruz; on the south by Oaxaca; on the west by Guerrero, Morelos, and the Federal District; and on the northwest by Tlaxcala and Hidalgo. The region has been densely populated for centuries. Pre-Columbian Nahuatl-speaking peoples had a highly developed civilization, with the pyramid at Cholula being one of the few remnants of the Pre-Columbian tribes. Modern four-lane highways and railroads traverse the state, passing through Puebla city, the capital. Population (1980) = 3,347,685; (1990) = 4,126,101; (2000) = 5,070,346

City

Capital of Puebla state in east-central México. Founded as Puebla de los Angeles in 1532, the city had been considered a military key to México during the Colonial period because of its location on the route between Veracruz, a major seaport, and Mexico City. It was occupied in 1847 by American forces during the Mexican-American War. At the battle of the 5th of May (Cinco de Mayo) in 1862, the French were repulsed at Puebla by General Ignacio Zaragoza; thereafter the city was renamed Puebla de Zaragoza.

A Volkswagen assembly plant was built in 1970; German influence has slightly influenced the city. A massive earthquake, felt throughout central México, caused much damage in 1973. Lastly, the volcano Popocateptl is located less than 40km away, towering over the city's skyline. Population (1980) = 771,000; (1990) = 1,007,170; (2000) = 1,270,989

Oh, and also, my uncle Pepechuy and his wife live there with his four kids: Monica, Jesús, Alfredo and Josefina; which might explain why I noded this here node.

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