Tejupilco (municipality)

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Tejupilco
Municipality
Country Mexico
State State of Mexico
Municipal seat Tejupilco de Hidalgo
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Website (Spanish)

Tejupilco is municipality in the State of Mexico, Mexico, located approximately 100 kilometres (62 mi) southwest of the state capital Toluca, along Federal Highway 34. Its municipal seat is Tejupilco de Hidalgo.[1] The municipality has a total area of about 1,327 km², with a contrasting topography ranging from deep ravines and canyons to high ridges; the highest elevation within the municipality reaches some 1,340 metres (4,396 ft) asl. The 2005 census recorded a population of 62,547 inhabitants.[2]

Tejupilco was the first municipalities founded in April 1829.[2]

Dating from before the Spanish Conquest, indigenous groups such as Otomi, Mazahua and Matlatzinca have lived in the area now contained by the modern municipality. A number of pre-Columbian archaeological sites within the municipal boundaries are known, but as yet little investigated. The name "Tejupilco" derives from Nahuatl and means "in the toes."[1]

Main economic activities are in the agricultural and local retail sectors. Agriculture is the most significant, with some 93,586 hectares under cultivation. Commerce and retail ranks as the second-most productive economic sector.[2]

A market held each Sunday is a main retail venue, where products and crafts typical of the region are sold.[1]

The typical gastronomy of the region includes a bread known as "niguas", which is made with natural fruit.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Tejupilco". Retrieved 2008-01-28. 
  2. ^ a b c "Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México". Retrieved 2008-01-28. [dead link]

Coordinates: 18°54′N 100°09′W / 18.900°N 100.150°W / 18.900; -100.150