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Puebla (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈpweβla] ), officially the Free and Sovereign State of Puebla (Spanish: Estado Libre y Soberano de Puebla) is one of the 31 states which, with the Federal District, comprise the 32 Federal Entities of Mexico. It is divided in 217 municipalities and its capital city is Puebla. It is located in East-Central Mexico. It is bordered by the states of Veracruz to the north and east, Hidalgo, México, Tlaxcala and Morelos to the west, and Guerrero and Oaxaca to the south. The origins of the state lie in the city of Puebla, which was founded by the Spanish in this valley in 1531 to secure the trade route between Mexico City and the port of Veracruz. By the end of the 18th century, the area had become a colonial province with its own governor, which would become the State of Puebla, after the Mexican War of Independence in the early 19th century. Since that time the area, especially around the capital city, has continued to grow economically, mostly through industry, despite being the scene of a number of battles, the most notable of which being the Battle of Puebla. Today, the state is one of the most industrialized in the country, but since most of its development is concentrated in Puebla and other cities, many of its rural areas are very poor, forcing many to migrate away to places such as Mexico City and the United States. Culturally, the state is home to the China Poblana, mole poblano, active literary and arts scenes and festivals such as Cinco de Mayo, Ritual of Quetzalcoatl, Day of the Dead celebrations (especially in Huaquechula) and Carnival (especially in Huejotzingo). It is home to five major indigenous groups: Nahuas, the Totonacas, the Mixtecas, the Popolocas and the Otomi, which can mostly be found in the far north and the far south of the state.


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Facts and Stats for Puebla*

  • Pollution Statistics in Puebla

    Know the pollution level of Puebla before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 63.33 (High)
    • Water Pollution 61.11 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 36.11 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 63.89 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 75 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 59.38 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 47.92 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 58.33 (Moderate)
  • Puebla: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Puebla for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Puebla.

    • Burglary and Theft 67.19 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 69.53 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 69.35 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 75.81 (High)
    • Car Stealing 53.23 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 67.19 (High)
    • Attacks 55.47 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 58.06 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 57.03 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 29.69 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 54.84 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 41.94 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 68.33 (High)
  • Living in Puebla - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Puebla is 117.11 (High)

    • Safety Index 37.26 (Low)
    • Climate Index 92.1 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 70.97 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 38.4 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 32.97 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 67.59 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.79 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 43.36 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Puebla

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Puebla

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.12 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.18 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 38.11 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 68.69 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 41.94 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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