is officially referred to as the Free and Sovereign Stata of Puebla. Puebla is one of the thirty-one states that form the thirty-two Federal Entities of Mexico
, to which the city of Puebla is the capital. On its own, Puebla has two hundred and seventeen municipalities.
The city of Puebla has a convenient location in the eastern part of central Mexico, and it is bordered by several states including Veracruz in the north and east side, Hidalgo, Morelos, Tlaxcala, and Mexico in its west side, and Guerrero and Oaxaca to its southern side. Established in 1531, Puebla was primarily used to promote trade between Mexico and Veracruz Port, which explains why it such an essential hub in the region.
Puebla is home to attractive features that date into its history, including the Puebla Cathedral which dates back to the Renaissance Era, featuring tall bell towers overlooking the Zocalo square. The Casa de la Cultura also dates back into the seventeenth century and is home to the colonial library with as much history on Puebla as possible. More such information has been preserved away in numerous museums across the city, with all forms of art and craft, as well as unique ancient masterpieces for visitors to view and appreciate.
Today, Puebla has risen to become one of the developmental and tourist hubs of the region.
The climate of Puebla is highly varied, featuring up to eleven different climatic zones, of which, the most dominant ones are five. This variation is highly attributed to the differences in the altitudes of Puebla as well as the local variations. Generally, the temperature of Puebla averages 16°C (60.8°F), and there is a rainy season between May
, whose precipitation is generally registered as 801mm (31.5").
The central and southern regions of Puebla experience a temperate climate that is characterized mainly by humid days from the approximated 858mm (33.8") of precipitation. These regions record an average temperature of 15°C (59°F).
The southwestern region of Puebla experiences a warm climate that is typical of the semi-moist climate. The average temperature here is moderately higher, as the mercury generally lingers around 22°C (71.6°F). The rain gauge collects a total of 830mm (32.7") in precipitation.
The weather in the north ranges from warm to hot and is additionally characteristic of very rainy days. The average temperature in this region is 25°C (77°F), with possibilities of it rising higher than that. The area receives the highest rainfall of all of Puebla, measuring up to 2,250mm (9.8") in total.
The southeastern region varies slightly from the rest of Puebla, as it experiences a semi-dry climate that is characteristic of warm and pleasant temperature approximately 22.8°C (73°F). The rainfall amount in this region is the lowest, averaging 550mm (21.7") in total.
The areas on the higher altitudes and around the volcano peaks are cold and mildly tolerable, with frequent cases of foggy mornings and early evenings.
Since the temperature in Puebla is tolerable and pleasant all through the year, touring is all-year-round. However, most visitors' check-in is between June
, during summer and between November
, during winter. Both seasons have warm and lovely weather and are free of extremely rainy days that could prove hazardous while touring the city.