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Estado Libre y Soberano de Aguascalientes
Free and Sovereign State of Aguascalientes
Flag of Aguascalientes
Official seal of Aguascalientes
Bona Terra, Bona Gens, Aqua Clara, Clarum Coelum
(Good Earth, Good People, Clear Water, Clear Sky)
Anthem: Himno de Aguascalientes
"Anthem of Aguascalientes"
State of Aguascalientes within Mexico
State of Aguascalientes within Mexico
Country Mexico
Capital (and largest city) Aguascalientes City
Municipalities 11
Admission February 5, 1857
Order 24th
 • Total 5,617.80 km2 (2,169.04 sq mi)
  Ranked 29th
Highest elevation 3,050 m (10,010 ft)
Population (2015)
 • Total 1,312,544
 • Rank 27th
 • Density 233.64022/km2 (605.1254/sq mi)
 • Density rank 4th
Demonym(s) Hidrocálido (a)
Time zone CST (UTC−6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC−5)
Postal code 20
Area code
ISO 3166 code MX-AGU
HDI Increase 0.763 high Ranked 9th
GDP US$ 7,435.49 mil
a. The state's GDP was 95,174,314 thousand pesos in 2008, amount corresponding to 7,435,493.3 thousand dollars, being a dollar worth 12.80 pesos (value of June 3, 2010).

Aguascalientes is a state in Mexico that is in the center of the country. Its state capital is the city of Aguascalientes. The state's name means "hot waters" in Spanish. People gave it this name because there are many hot springs in the area. The adjective for Aguascalientes is hidrocálido, because hidro means water and cálido means hot.

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