Pilcaya (municipality)

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Pilcaya
Pilcacyan
Municipality
Nickname(s): Pilcaya la bella
Motto: Pilcaya Cambia
Pilcaya is located in Mexico
Pilcaya
Pilcaya
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 18°42′N 99°30′W / 18.700°N 99.500°W / 18.700; -99.500Coordinates: 18°42′N 99°30′W / 18.700°N 99.500°W / 18.700; -99.500
Country  Mexico
State Guerrero
Municipal seat Pilcaya
Government
 • Municipal Mayor Mardonio Reyna Castañeda (PRD)
Area
 • Total 62.1 km2 (24.0 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 11,035

Pilcaya is one of the 81 municipalities of Guerrero, in south-western Mexico. The municipal seat lies at Pilcaya. The municipality covers an area of 62.1 km².

Pilcaya is located 153 kilometers from Mexico City, 105 from Cuernavaca, 84 from Toluca, 68 from Taxco and 5 from Ixtapan de la Sal. Pilcaya, of Náhuatl origin, is from the Náhuatl word pilcacyan, place of a hanging object.[1]

The Town[edit]

Pilcaya is mainly an agricultural town whose main activity is the cultivation of gladiola flowers which growers sell in nearby Tenancingo and Mexico City. There is also a recent surge in the building of greenhouses which mainly grow tomatoes for sale in Mexico City and the local market.

Landmarks in Pilcaya[edit]

Sanctuary of La Imaculada Concepcion, whose construction was initiated in 1650 and is still in use. Parque Nacional Grutas de Cacahuamilpa

The Municipality[edit]

As municipal seat, Pilcaya has governing jurisdiction over the following communities:La Concepcion, Cacahuamilpa, El Mogote, El Sauz, Crucero de Grutas, El Platanar, Juchimilpa, El Bosque, Nombre de Dios, Los Sauces, Santa Maria, Chimaltitlan, Amatitlan, Cuitlapa, El Uvalar, Tecuanipa, Chichila, Piedras Negras, El Transformador, and Santa Teresa. The population of the municipality of Pilcaya is 10,050 as of 2005. The municipality of Pilcaya is the only municipality in Guerrero to border both the state of Mexico and the state of Morelos. It borders the municipio of Ixtapan, Tonatico, Coatepec Harinas and Zacualpan in the state of mexico to the north and west. To the east it borders Coatlan del Rio in the State of Morelos. And to the south it borders Taxco and Tetipac both in the Guerrero state.

As of 2005, the municipality had a total population of 11,035.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.pilcaya.gob.mx
  2. ^ "Pilcaya". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Retrieved December 23, 2008.