Aguascalientes, Mexico has an area of 5,471 sq km and a population of 1,065,000. Its capital is Aguascalientes City.
Aguascalientes is bounded by the Mexican states of Jalisco and Zacatecas. Most of this state forms part of the Central Mexican Highlands.
The name ‘Aguascalientes’ means ‘hot springs’, and the state was given this name for its abundance of hot springs. Aguascalientes was home to several pre-Columbian people such as the Chichimecs and the Aztecs, after which it became a Spanish colony.