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Ceety & Municipality
Chimalhuacán is located in Mexico
Coordinates: 19°26′15″N 98°57′15″W / 19.43750°N 98.95417°W / 19.43750; -98.95417
Kintra Mexico
StateState o Mexico
Municipal Status1921
 • Municipal PresesMarco Antonio Lazaro Cano (2006-2009)
of seat
2400 m (7,900 ft)
 • Municipality525,389
 • Seat
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
Postal code (of seat)

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

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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 biggit a kirk an monastery here in 1563.[1]

The municipality

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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]


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  1. a b c d "Enciclopedia de los Municipios de Mexico Estado de Mexico Chimalhuacán". Archived frae the original on 30 September 2007. Retrieved 7 Mairch 2008."Archived copy". Archived frae the original on 30 September 2007. Retrieved 27 Februar 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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