Santa María Ahuacatitlán

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Santa María Ahuacatitlán
Village
Coat of arms of Santa María Ahuacatitlán
Coat of arms
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Santa María Ahuacatitlán is located in Mexico
Santa María Ahuacatitlán
Santa María Ahuacatitlán
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 18°52′N 99°15′W / 18.867°N 99.250°W / 18.867; -99.250Coordinates: 18°52′N 99°15′W / 18.867°N 99.250°W / 18.867; -99.250
Country  Mexico
State Morelos
Elevation 1,650 m (5,410 ft)
Population (2005)
 • Total 8,597

Santa Maria Ahuacatitlán is a village in the municipality of Cuernavaca, in the state of Morelos, Mexico. Ahuacatitlán means "place among aguacates" (avocados).

Location[edit]

Santa Maria Ahuacatitlán is located north of the city of Cuernavaca in Morelos. It borders Huitzilac and villages such as San Pedro Huertas to the north. On its eastern borders are the towns of Chamilpa and Ocotepec. In the south is Buena Vista and to the east Colonia del Bosque.

From Mexico City, the village can be reached by the Federal Mexico - Cuernavaca highway.

History[edit]

According to records of the city of Cuernavaca, Santa Maria Ahuacatitlan was formed when a portion of inhabitants of Cuernavaca fled the main city upon the approach of Hernán Cortés.