Amatepec

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Amatepec
Municipality and city
Amatepec is located in Mexico
Amatepec
Amatepec
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 18°39′N 100°9′W / 18.650°N 100.150°W / 18.650; -100.150Coordinates: 18°39′N 100°9′W / 18.650°N 100.150°W / 18.650; -100.150
Country  Mexico
State Mexico State
Area
 • Total 624.9 km2 (241.3 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 27,026
Time zone Central Standard Time (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) Central Daylight Time (UTC-5)

Amatepec is a town and municipality, in Mexico State in Mexico. The municipality covers an area of 624.9 km². The name Amatepec comes from Náhuatl meaning "hill of the Amate tree".

As of 2005, the municipality had a total population of 27,026.[1]

Archaeological site[edit]

Northeastern of the city around 15 miles away of Amatepec, was discovered the Archaeolgical site of San Miguel Ixtapan that belonged to the Otomi people. This place is the most important prehispanic site discovered in this region. This place also has ballgame court.

San Miguel Ixtapan, ballgame court


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amatepec". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Retrieved April 21, 2009. [dead link]