Oaxaca Travel Guide, MexicoThe city of Oaxaca happens to be one of the most happening cities of Mexico. Every corner of this city is full of something you will enjoy during your trip to this city. The city of Oaxaca is full of musicians, various local bands, beautiful balloons, cultural craftsmen, delicious local cuisines, and different markets which attract huge number of locals as well as tourists on regular basis.
As per the census of 2005 the population for the city of Oaxaca was around 260000 inhabitants. On the other hand the population for the metropolitan area of Oaxaca was around 500000 inhabitants. This metropolitan area of Oaxaca includes around 17 municipalities which lie in the proximity of Oaxaca. The municipality of Oaxaca stretches over an area of around 86 square kilometers. The city of Oaxaca is situated on an altitude of around 1600 meters.
The city of Oaxaca has also been nicknamed as “la Verde Antequera” (which means green Antequera). This nickname has been chosen due to the prior name of this city which was Nueva Antequera. Another reason for the city getting this nickname was the presence of various structures which contain green stones as their major building materials.
The city of Oaxaca is very famous amongst the tourists of the city due to the great cuisines which various food outlets of the city offer. A very complex sauce which is famous in the city of Oaxaca is moles. The origin of this sauce dates back to the Spanish rulers who had ruled the country of Mexico decades ago. The city of Oaxaca is also famous for Colorado (red), Negro (black), chichilo, coloradito (faint red), Amarillo (yellow), verde (green), and mancha mantels. These are some of the best ingredients available in the city of Oaxaca and they are available in form of paste which when mixed with water can be used in different meats so as to enhance the taste of your dishes.
Educational growth in the city of Oaxaca hasn’t been appreciable as most of the locals in the city of Oaxaca speak the local language instead of speaking Spanish. Yet the government of the city has been working hard to enhance the quality of education in the city of Oaxaca.