Xochitepec

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Xochitepec
Toun & Municipality
Xochitepec is locatit in Mexico
Xochitepec
Xochitepec
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 18°42′N 99°11′W / 18.700°N 99.183°W / 18.700; -99.183
Kintra Mexico
State Morelos
Govrenment
 • Municipal Preses Rodolfo Tapia López
Aurie
 • Municipality 99.13 km2 (38.27 sq mi)
Population (2005)Municipality
 • Municipality 53,368
 • Seat 16,627
Time zone CST (UTC−6)
 • Simmer (DST) CDT (UTC−5)

Xochitepec is a municipio (municipality) o the state o Morelos, in central Mexico. Xochitepec is the name o its principal tounship an seat o the municipal govrenment an aw. It is locatit approximately 13 km (8.1 mi) tae the sooth o the caipital o Morelos, Cuernavaca, on the soothern ootskirts o that ceety's greater metropolitan aurie.

The municipality reportit 53,568 inhabitants in the year 2005 census.

The toponym Xochitepec [ʃot͡ʃi'tepek] comes frae the Nahuatl leid, meanin "on the hill o flouers".

In Juin 2006 a research team frae Mexico's Naitional Institute o Anthropologie an History (INAH) began excavations at Zazacatla, a pre-Columbie Mesoamerican airchaeological steid locatit athin the municipal boondaries. The INAH team led bi Giselle Canto reportit fyndin evidence o Olmec cultural influences at the steid. Prior tae the fynd Olmec-influencit statuar an airchitectur haed been amaist completely unkent for ither steids in the wastren Morelos region, an Zazacatla's excavation represents the strangest evidence yet for some form o trade or contact atween the aurie an the "Olmec heartland" in the Guwf Coast region, some 400 km (249 mi) tae the east.[1]

In Januar 2007 the govrenor o Morelos, Marco Adame Castillo, annooncit an affer for the state tae unnerwrite the preservation o Zazacatla an tae incorporate it intae the tourism an cultural heritage plans for Morelos. He foreshadaeed that a tourism project wad be initiatit at the steid's location in Xochitepec ance the airchaeological investigations haed further developit.[2]

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  1. García (2007), Lovgren (2007, pp.1–2).
  2. García (2007).

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