''Oaxaca is the name of a city and a state in Mexico. This article is about the city. For the state, see: Oaxaca (state).
The city of Oaxaca is the capital and main city of the Mexican state of the same name. It is located in the Oaxaca Valley in the Sierra Madre del Sur Mountains, at 17.07°N 96.72°W. In 2003 the estimated population was 259,600 people.