Actopan, Hidalgo

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Actopan
Municipality an ceety
Actopan is located in Mexico
Actopan
Actopan
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 20°16′12″N 98°56′42″W / 20.27000°N 98.94500°W / 20.27000; -98.94500
Kintra Banner o Mexico Mexico
State Hidalgo
Municipal seat Actopan
Area
 • Total 280.1 km2 (108.1 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 48,518

Actopan is a ceety an ane o the 84 municipalities o Hidalgo, in central-eastren Mexico. The municipality covers an aurie o 280.1 km². It is crossed bi the federal road that runs frae Mexico Ceety tae Nuevo Laredo an it is locatit 30 km northwast o Pachuca, the caipital ceety o the state o Hidalgo.

Actopan is kent as the ceety o the convent an the land o the barbecue. Its name derives frae the wird “Atoctli” meanin “firm, fertile, an humid land” an the wird “pan” meanin “on” or “ower” in Otomi. Thus, the name Actopan comes taemean “on the firm, humid, an fertile land”.[1]

Actopan’s oreeginal name in Otomi wis “Mañutzi” which translates tae “my little pathwey”.[1]

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