Atotonilco de Tula

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Atotonilco de Tula
Municipality and city
Ex convento de Atotonilco de Tula.jpg
Coat of arms of Atotonilco de Tula
Coat of arms
Atotonilco de Tula is located in Mexico
Atotonilco de Tula
Atotonilco de Tula
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 20°03′N 99°11′W / 20.050°N 99.183°W / 20.050; -99.183Coordinates: 20°03′N 99°11′W / 20.050°N 99.183°W / 20.050; -99.183
Country  Mexico
State Hidalgo
Municipal seat Atotonilco de Tula
 • Municipality and city 31 km2 (12 sq mi)
Population (2010 census)
 • Municipality and city 31,078
 • Metro Tula de Allende

Atotonilco de Tula is one of the 84 municipalities of Hidalgo. It is located in the central-southeastern part of the state of Hidalgo in Mexico. The municipal seat is Atotonilco de Tula. The municipality is located at a southern pass leading out of the Mezquital Valley to 86 kilometers north of Mexico City and about 180 km northeast of the state capital of Pachuca de Soto. The name comes from Nahuatl and means "place of hot springs" and otomi language is Padehe. The municipality covers an area of 31 km².

As of 2010 census, the municipality had a total population of 31,078.[1] It is now part of Tula de Allende built-up (or metro) area.


El Estudiante mountain.

It is located between the parallels 99° 27’ 51” and 99° 07’ 32” west longitude, and 20° 05’ 35” and 18° 55’ 22” north latitude. Atotonilco borders. It covers a total surface area of 192.7 km² at an altitude of 6,634 ft. In the year 2010 census by INEGI, it reported a population of 17,055.[2]

The town of Atotonilco de Tula, a municipal seat, has governing jurisdiction over the following communities: Vito, Boxfi, and Progreso.[3] The total municipality extends 96.37 and borders with the municipalities of Tepeji del Río, Tula de Allende, Atitalaquia, Ajacuba and the state of México (Huehuetoca, Tequixquiac and Apaxco).

The municipal seat is in a small, elongated valley but most of the municipality is inside of the Mezquital Valley.[citation needed] The highest mountain the Picacho in the Sierra Tezontlalpa, it rises 2,800 metres (9,200 ft) above sea level,[4] on the border between the municipalities of San Agustín Tlaxiaca and Atitalaquia.

Flora & fauna[edit]

Atotonilco de Tula municipality is a rural territory of Central Mexican Plateau, here there is a diversity in plants and animals of semi-desertic climate (Mezquital Valley).

The native animals are cacomistle, skunk, gopher, bobcat, falcon, Virginia opossum, rabbit, Mexican gray squirrel, turkey, colibri, turkey vulture, northern mockingbird, rattlesnake, pine snake, xincoyote, red warbler, rufous-crowned sparrow, lesser roadrunner, great horned owl, frog, toad, red ant, bee, and others.


Populated places in Atotonilco[edit]

Town Population
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Atotonilco de Tula
El Refugio


  1. ^ "Atotonilco de Tula". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Archived from the original on November 29, 2006. Retrieved December 27, 2008. 
  2. ^ Atotonilco de Tula municipality SEDESOL, Catálogo de localidades.
  3. ^ INEGI. "Link to tables of population data from Census of 2005 INEGI: Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informática". Archived from the original on 2007-03-28. Retrieved 2008-10-25. 
  4. ^ "Medio Físico – Ayuntamiento de Tequixquiac".