Chimalhuacán

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Chimalhuacán
Ceety & Municipality
Chimalhuacán is located in Mexico
Chimalhuacán
Chimalhuacán
Coordinates: 19°26′15″N 98°57′15″W / 19.43750°N 98.95417°W / 19.43750; -98.95417
Kintra  Mexico
State State o Mexico
Municipal Status 1921
Government
 • Municipal Preses Marco Antonio Lazaro Cano (2006-2009)
Elevationof seat 2,400 m (7,900 ft)
Population (2005)Municipality
 • Municipality 525,389
 • Seat 524,223
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
Postal code (of seat) 56330
Website http://www.chimalhuacan.gob.mx/

Chimalhuacán (Nahuatl for "place o those who hae shields") is a ceety an municipality locatit in the eastren pairt o the State o Mexico, Mexico. It lees juist ootside the northeast border o the Federal Destrict (Distrito Federal) an is pairt o the Greater Mexico Ceety urban aurie.[1]

The ceety[eedit | eedit soorce]

The ceety is practically coextensive wi the municipality. The census o 2005 reportit a population o 524,223 for the ceety an 525,389 for the municipality as a whole.[1]

Chimalhuacán wis foondit 1259 bi three chiefs or tlatoani namit Huauxomatl, Chalchiutlatonac and Tlatzcantecuhtli. These chiefs an their fowk oreeginatit frae Tula an Culhuacán. They spoke Chichimeca an Mexica leids but wi time their customs mergit an Nahuatl became the dominant leid. It became subject tae Texcoco, an throu that belangit tae the Aztec Triple Alliance in 1431. The Spainyie toun o Chimalhuacán wis foondit in 1529 an the Dominicans built a kirk an monastery here in 1563.[1]

The municipality[eedit | eedit soorce]

Awtho the ceety taks up amaist aw o the municipality, Chimalhuacán, as the municipal seat, haes govrenin jurisdiction ower the follaein commonties: Colonia Nueva de Guadalupe la Palma, La Pista de los Corredores, Pista Aérea, Tlatel San Juan Xochiaca Parte Alta, an Zapotla.

The municipality haes an aurie o 46.61 km² (17.996 sq mi). The adjacent municipalities are Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl, Atenco, Texcoco, Chicoloapan, an La Paz. The ceety is the fift lairgest in the state in population (efter Ecatepec de Morelos, Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl, Naucalpan de Juárez, an Tlalnepantla de Baz).[1]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Enciclopedia de los Municipios de Mexico Estado de Mexico Chimalhuacán". Archived from the original on 2007-09-30. Retrieved 2008-03-07. 

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