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Where is Oaxaca Mexico?

You may be asking yourself, ‘where is Oaxaca?’, but you probably didn’t know there are three answers to your question. And there are two places named Oaxaca in Mexico.

Oaxaca, Oaxaca

There is the city of Oaxaca, the capital of the state by the same name. This city (and state) is the location we cover on OaxacaLife.com.


Oaxaca, Mexicali, Baja California

There is also a Oaxaca in the Municipality of Mexicali in Baja California. I don’t know anyone who has been there or heard of this place, but it exists.

Oajaca, Panamá

OK, it’s spelled a little differently but pronounced the same way.

How to pronounce Oaxaca

The last place listed raises the question, how do you pronounce Oaxaca?

wɑːˈhɑː.kɑ


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This article was written by Ian Hayden Parker, Oaxaca Life staff writer, the leading source for English news in Oaxaca, Mexico.

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