2. During the late 19th century large colonies from Europe came to the city. Events such as Oktoberfest (Germany) and Romerias (Spain) are still celebrated.
3. The Cinco de Mayo holiday is not the main celebration in Mexico. It's only considered a holiday in Puebla since it was here where the Mexican Army won a battle over the French Army on May 5, 1862.
4. Eventually the French conquered Mexico and ruled for 5 years, but everybody seems to have forgotten that. We still celebrate Cinco de Mayo.
5. Puebla de Zaragoza is the city's oficial name (after the General that won the Cinco de Mayo battle), but everybody uses its original name Puebla de los Angeles (legend has it angels planned the city).
6. The smallest volcano on earth is in Puebla. The Cuexcomate's cone rises 43 feet and has a 75 feet diameter.
7. Downtown Puebla is commonly used as location for many national and international films set in Colonial, XVIII and XIX century Mexico or Spain.
8. In 1981 the rock band Queen played in Puebla because the Government of Mexico City had forbidden massive music concerts. People remembers this as the worst organized event in Puebla's history.
9. La Franja, Puebla's Football Soccer team, is one of the oldest in Mexico.
10. Chipilo is a small city founded just outside Puebla in 1882 by immigrants from Segusino, Italy. They speak a dialect called Vénetom not spanish.
11. Poblanos' accent (they seem to be singing at the end of every phrase) was born because locals used to mock the accent of the French colony.
12. The Volkswagen manufacturing site in Puebla is the second largest outside Germany and it was the last site to produce the Volkswagen Beetle.