Municipality and town
|• Total||31.3 km2 (12.1 sq mi)|
|• Density||550/km2 (1,400/sq mi)|
Tlahuelilpan (Spanish pronunciation: [t͡ɬaweˈlilpan]; Nahuatl languages: Tlaualilpan, lit. 'place where the lands are irrigated') is a town and one of the 84 municipalities of Hidalgo, in central-eastern Mexico. The municipality covers an area of 31.3 km2 (12.1 sq mi). As of the 2010 census, the municipality had a total population of 17,153.
On January 18, 2019, the town was the site of a deadly pipeline explosion, killing 130 people and causing 48 injuries. On March 24, 2019, a new leak from a clandestine gasoline operation was detected two months after the explosion that left 135 dead.
- "Tlahuelilpan: Toponimia" (in Spanish). Hidalgo State Government. Retrieved 2019-02-06.
- "Tlahuelilpan". Enciclopedia de Los Municipios y Delegaciones de México (in Spanish). Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Retrieved 2019-02-06.
- Valenzuela, Luisa García (2019-01-22). "Asciende a 96 cifra de muertos por explosión en Tlahuelilpan". El Universal (in Spanish). Retrieved 2019-02-06.
- "Mexico pipeline blast kills 79 and injures dozens more". BBC News. 2019-01-20. Retrieved 2019-02-06.
- "Detectan nueva fuga de gasolina en Tlahuelilpan" [New gas leak detected in Tlahuelilpan] (in Spanish). La Prensa. March 24, 2019. Retrieved March 24, 2019.
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