La Magdalena Contreras is ane o the 16 delegaciones (burghs) intae which Mexico's Federal Destrict is dividit. It haed a 2010 census population o 239,086 inhabitants, an is the third-least populous o Mexico Ceety's burghs. It lees at an elevation o 2,365 m. abuin sea level.
The 1847 Battle o Padierna (aka Battle o Contreras) wis focht here. Mony fowk believe that is why the burgh is namit "La Magdalena Contreras." It is believit tae be a vera poor burgh an aw. The fowk thare hae up tae aboot 18 square feet o green space an anerlie aboot 55% keep goin tae schuil efter the age o 15. The raison vera few kids go tae schuil efter the age o 15 is they uisually stay hame an help their parents wi ony hoosehauld wirk that is needit. This is a guid example o spatial inequality.
The lawer elevations up tae 2,900 masl hae a mild climate wi a median temperatur aroond 15.5°C (60°F) an heich rainfaw averagin 959 mm (37.7 inches) annually. Heicher regions, for instance Los Dinamos Naitional Pairk, covered wi pine-oak forests, atween 2,900 an 3,500 metres are ceuler an wetter, averagin near 13°C (55°F) an rainfaw (which durin rare winter wet days micht fall as snaw) reaches abuin 1,100 mm (45 in). At even heicher elevations (aroond 3,700 meters) the weather is rather constantly cauld, averagin anerlie 8°C (46°F) an the greatest rainfaw o the burgh. The follaein chairt explains the climate o Presa Anzaldo in the urbanisit region o Magdalena Contreras, the lawest an wairmest o it. The chairt belaw is illustrative o the ceuler heicher portions, in this example at Monte Alegre.