The city serves as the municipal seat for the surrounding municipality, with which it shares a name. The municipality reported 6 917 inhabitants in the year 2000 census.
The toponym Tetecala comes from a Nahuatl name and means "place of stone houses".
- http://www.tetecala.gob.mx/ (Official Site) (in Spanish)
- http://www.e-morelos.gob.mx/e-gobierno/DirMunicipios/tetecala.htm (in Spanish)
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