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Municipality and town
Ex-convento de San Francisco de Tlahuelilpan.JPG
Official seal of Tlahuelilpan
Tlahuelilpan is located in Mexico
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 20°07′47″N 99°13′43″W / 20.12972°N 99.22861°W / 20.12972; -99.22861Coordinates: 20°07′47″N 99°13′43″W / 20.12972°N 99.22861°W / 20.12972; -99.22861
Country Mexico
Municipal seatTlahuelilpan
 • Total31.3 km2 (12.1 sq mi)
 (2010 census)
 • Total17,153
 • Density550/km2 (1,400/sq mi)

Tlahuelilpan (Spanish pronunciation: [t͡ɬaweˈlilpan]; Nahuatl languages: Tlaualilpan, lit. 'place where the lands are irrigated')[1] 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.[2]

On January 18, 2019, the town was the site of a deadly pipeline explosion, killing 130 people and causing 48 injuries.[3][4] On March 24, 2019, a new leak from a clandestine gasoline operation was detected two months after the explosion that left 135 dead.[5]


  1. ^ "Tlahuelilpan: Toponimia" (in Spanish). Hidalgo State Government. Retrieved 2019-02-06.
  2. ^ "Tlahuelilpan". Enciclopedia de Los Municipios y Delegaciones de México (in Spanish). Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Retrieved 2019-02-06.
  3. ^ Valenzuela, Luisa García (2019-01-22). "Asciende a 96 cifra de muertos por explosión en Tlahuelilpan". El Universal (in Spanish). Retrieved 2019-02-06.
  4. ^ "Mexico pipeline blast kills 79 and injures dozens more". BBC News. 2019-01-20. Retrieved 2019-02-06.
  5. ^ "Detectan nueva fuga de gasolina en Tlahuelilpan" [New gas leak detected in Tlahuelilpan] (in Spanish). La Prensa. March 24, 2019. Retrieved March 24, 2019.