Ocuituco

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Ocuituco is a town in the Mexican state of Morelos and the head municipality of the towns of Ocuituco, Huejotengo, Huecahuaxco, Huepalcalco, Metepec and Ocoxaltepec, as well as a number of settlements with less than 300 inhabitants. Its one of the 32 municipalities of the state of Morelos. To the North of Ocuitico is México State, to the SE is Zacualpan, at East is Tetela del Volcán, and at SW is Yecapixtla. It stands at 18°52′N 98°46′W / 18.867°N 98.767°W / 18.867; -98.767, at 1920 meters over the sea level. It's considered one of the municipalities of the "Los altos de Morelos" (Morelos highlands).


History[edit]

During Pre-Hispanic times, Ocuituco was inhabited by Olmecs-Xicalancas, and after the Spanish Conquest, Hernan Cortéz received the submission of the Cacique of Ocuituco. During the Colonial era, Ocuituco was one of the few towns subtracted from the Marquessate of the valley of Oaxaca, and was commended to Fray Juan de Zumarraga on the year of 1548, as a means of financing the traveling expenses of the monks arriving from Spain. At a later time, the town of Jumiltepec was used for this purpose.

After the historical siege of Cuautla, José María Morelos y Pavón took to the town of Ocuituco to regroup his forces, and took to Chiautla, where he defeated the Spanish chief París.


Population[edit]

The municipality reported 16,858 inhabitants in the year 2010 census. Less than 1% still speak a native indigenous language.

Weather[edit]

It has a semi-warm sub-humid weather, with rains starting in summer (From June to October), with a medium humidity (75.16%).

Over 70% of its marked for agropecuarian activities, mainly for corn, peach and avocado harvesting.

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