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Aguascalientes State

Aguascalientes Travel Guide

Everything you need to know about the state of Aguascalientes, Mexico


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The name Aguascalientes is from the numerous hot springs in the state. Aguascalientes is one of the smallest states in Mexico and is popular for the production of fruit liquors in Mexico such as wines, brandy, and aguardiente.

They also have their own unique cuisine starring dishes like cheese and butter tamales and hog ribs with guava sauce. One of the most visited destinations in Aguascalientes state is Calvillo which is popular for its bread and desserts.

Fun fact: Aguascalientes means “hot waters“ in Spanish. This state in Mexico got its name after the many hot springs in the area.

🇲🇽 Aguascalientes quick info

  • Location: open on Google maps
  • Timezone: Eastern Standard Time (GMT-5)
  • Capital: Aguascalientes City
  • Population: 934,424 (2012 Census)
  • Size: 2,112 square miles
  • Year established: 1853
  • Major cities by population: Aguascalientes City (723,043) Jesús María (82,623) Calvillo (50,183) Rincón de Romos (45,471) Asientos (40,574)

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⁉️ Aguascalientes FAQs

Aguascalientest is the 24th state established in Mexico. The capital of Aguascalientes state is Aguascalientes City.

The states that are near Aguascalientes are San Luis Potosi (2 hours drive) and Guanajuato state (2 hours and 22 minutes drive).

Aguascalientes means “hot waters.” The name of the state is from the many hot springs around the area. Please note that there is also an Aguascalientes in Peru (Machu Picchu) so don’t confuse these two!

The state of Aguascalientes is known for its hot springs. They are also the main producers of brandy in Mexico. There are also many wineries in Aguascalientes that you can visit! This is one of the richest wine countries of Mexico that isn’t that famous yet.

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