Oaxaca

Oaxaca (English: /wəˈhækə/ wə-HA-kə, also US: /wɑːˈhɑːkɑː/ wah-HAH-kah, Spanish: [waˈxaka], from Classical Nahuatl: Huāxyacac [waːʃˈjakak]), officially the Free and Sovereign State of Oaxaca (Spanish: Estado Libre y Soberano de Oaxaca), is one of the 32 states that compose the Federative Entities of Mexico. It is divided into 570 municipalities, of which 418 (almost three quarters) are governed by the system of usos y costumbres (customs and traditions) with recognized local forms of self-governance. Its capital city is Oaxaca de Juárez.