Aguascalientes (Spanish pronunciation: [aɣwaskaˈljentes] ( listen)) is the capital of the state of Aguascalientes and is its most populous city, with a metropolitan population of 1,000,000. It is located in North-Central Mexico. It is part of the macroregion of Bajío, which is among the safest and most prosperous regions in Mexico. Aguascalientes has repeatedly been recognized as one of the cities with the best quality of life in Latin America.[dead link] Nowadays,[when?] Aguascalientes is a vigorous service city that is experiencing an ongoing social, economic, and aesthetic revitalization process.