Puebla city, formally named “Puebla de los Angeles”, is the seat of the Municipality of Puebla, capital city of the State with same name, in Mexico. Being the second most important Spanish colonial era planned city, it is located southeast of Mexico City and west of Golf of Mexico's main port, Veracruz, right at Central Mexico.
Puebla was founded by Spanish in 1531 in an area called "Cuetlaxcoapan", which means "where serpents shed their skin", right next to two of the main indigenous settlements at that time: Tlaxcala and Cholula. This valley was not populated in the 16th century as in the pre-Hispanic period; this area was primarily used to the so-called "flower wars" between a number of populations. Due to its history and architectural styles ranging from Renaissance to Mexican Baroque, the city was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. Puebla city is also famous for its street food and dishes such as “Mole Poblano” or “Chiles en Nogada” and art such as Talavera ceramic. However, most of its economy is based in the manufacturing industry.
Being both the fourth largest city in Mexico, the city serves as one of the main hubs for eastern Central Mexico because its special historical and cultural facts about it. Many students come from all over the country. The city is also important because of its industry, with one of the world's largest Volkswagen factories outside of Germany located next to Puebla city. Nowadays, a new Audi plant is in construction in the State of Puebla to be part of the same hub.