Chalco de Díaz Covarrubias

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This airticle is aboot the ceety in the State o Mexico. For the altépetl, see Chalco (altépetl).
Chalco (de Díaz Covarrubias)
Toun & Municipality
Kirk
Kirk
Chalco location in State o Mexico
Chalco location in State o Mexico
Commonties in Chalco municipality
Commonties in Chalco municipality
Coordinates: 19°15′53″N 98°53′51″W / 19.26472°N 98.89750°W / 19.26472; -98.89750
Kintra  Mexico
State State o Mexico
Municipal Status 1824
Govrenment
 • Municipal Preses Vicente Alberto Onofre Vázquez (2006-2009)
Elevation (of seat) 2,240 m (7,350 ft)
Population (2010) Municipality
 • Municipality 310,130
 • Seat 168,720
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
Postal code (of seat) 56600
Wabsteid Offeecial steid

Chalco de Díaz Covarrubias is a ceety that is municipal seat o the surroondin municipality o Chalco. It lees in the eastren pairt o the State o Mexico juist east o the Federal Destrict o Mexico an is considered pairt o the Mexico Ceety metropolitan aurie.

The ceety[eedit | eedit soorce]

Chalco-Tláhuac Road.
Interior o toun kirk in the toun o Chalco.

Its kirk wis biggit in 1585, efter bein evangelized bi the Franciscans an haes been considered a ceety syne 1861. The ceety haed a 2010 census population o 168,720 indwellers. It is an important center for dairy production as weel as the manufacturin o thread an yarn o oo an cotton. A major employer is the San Rafael paper factory.[1] Govrenment soorces mention that the helicopter whaur Francisco Blake Mora traveled collided in this municipality, leaving 8 tap govrenment officials dead.[2]

The municipality o Chalco[eedit | eedit soorce]

Statue o Santiago Apóstol, patron saunt o the toun as displayed in toun kirk.

The municipality, which haes a aurie o 234.72 km² (90.626 sq mi), haed a population o 310,130 indwellers at the 2010 census.

Chalco is ramfeeselt wi the Valle de Chalco Solidaridad municipality as the name Chalco is a pairt o baith. The major difference is that Valle de Chalco Solidaridad is locatit near the auncient Loch Chalco. In fact, Chalco is interconnectit tae Valle de Chalco throu Avenida Solidaridad.

Touns an veelages[eedit | eedit soorce]

Chalco is ane o anerly three municipalities in Mexico that hae at least nine localities o ower 10,000 indwallers. (It an Tijuana Municipality, Baja California baith hae nine, while Tlajomulco de Zúñiga Municipality, Jalisco haes eleiven.) The lairgest localities (ceeties, touns, an veelages) are:[3]

Name 2010 Census Population
Chalco de Díaz Covarrubias 168,720
San Martín Cuautlalpan 23,501
San Mateo Huitzilzingo 15,389
San Gregorio Cuautzingo 13,138
Santa María Huexoculco 12,456
San Marcos Huixtoco 12,229
San Juan Tezompa 11,819
San Pablo Atlazalpan 11,236
Santa Catarina Ayotzingo 10,702
Tot Municipality 310,130

History o the aurie[eedit | eedit soorce]

The first ceevilization which arrivit tae whit the day is Chalco wur the Acxotecas. Accordin tae Chimalpahin, thay came frae Tula an namit thairsels "chalcas" The seicont group arrivin wur the Mihuaques, who haedna leaders an adoptit those anes o the Acxotecas. Circa 1160, the Chichimecas Teotenancas arrivit frae the Toluca glen an came athort Tlahuac. Thay aw shapit the Chalca ceevilization thegither. Thay livit thare till 1510, whan the Spainyie conquistadors arrivit.

The place remained athoot indwallers till the early 20t hunderyar. The municipality haes expandit tae the leemits o Mexico Ceety.

Transportation[eedit | eedit soorce]

Chalco is servit bi the State o Mexico collective transports dividit in geographical auries (AG-##) locatin Chalco athin the AG-10. Volkswagen vans ("combis" or "colectivos") transport fowk frae the municipality tae the boondars o the Federal Destrict in order tae let fowk tak the subway frae that pynt intae the inner Mexico Ceety. Several colectivos rin frae Chalco tae Mexico Ceety Internaitional Airport an aw.

See an aw[eedit | eedit soorce]

Notable fowk[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Chalco de Díaz Covarrubias". Archived frae the oreeginal on 2009-10-31. Retrieved 2008-03-07. 
  2. "El helicóptero de Blake Mora tomó una ruta distinta por la nubosidad". CNN Mexico. Retrieved 13 November 2011. 
  3. 2010 census tables: INEGI

Coordinates: 19°15′53″N 98°53′51″W / 19.26472°N 98.89750°W / 19.26472; -98.89750