Putla Villa de Guerrero

Orientation & Geography

North America, Mexico, Oaxaca

Putla Villa de Guerrero or simply Putla, is a town and municipality in the State of Oaxaca, Mexico. It is part of Putla District in the west of the Sierra Sur Region. Its original name was Puctitlán, which means “place with a lot of smoke”. The Villa de Guerrero part is in honor of Vicente Guerrero, a hero of the Mexican War of Independence. Putla became the seat of its municipality in 1907 and is located 374 km from the city of Oaxaca. It connects the Mixtec region with the coast of Oaxaca and is a commercial center for the Mixtecs, Amuzgos, and Chatinos that live in the area.