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Municipality and city
Acaxochitlán is located in Mexico
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 20°10′N 98°12′W / 20.167°N 98.200°W / 20.167; -98.200Coordinates: 20°10′N 98°12′W / 20.167°N 98.200°W / 20.167; -98.200
Country  Mexico
State Hidalgo
Municipal seat Acaxochitlán
 • Total 226.1 km2 (87.3 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 34,892

Acaxochitlán is one of the 84 municipalities of the state of Hidalgo, in central-eastern Mexico. The municipality covers an area of 226.1 km².

Acaxochitlan has three languages; Nahuatl, Spanish, and Otomi. As of 2005, the municipality had a total population of 34,892.


Its name derives from the Nahuatl words "acatl" meaning "cane," and "xochitl" meaning "flower", which form the word "acaxochitl," a term also used to designate a plant belonging to the reed family and its red flowers. The suffix "tlan" means "place." Thus, the name Acaxochitlán translates as "place of abundant Acaxochitl" or "place where the reed bears flowers."[1]


  1. ^ "Acaxochitlán". Enciclopedia de los Municipios y Delegaciones de México (in Spanish). Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 

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