Yautepec de Zaragoza

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Roadside scene in Yautepec de Zaragoza

Yautepec (formally: Yautepec de Zaragoza) is a city and its surrounding municipality of the same name located in the north-central part of the Mexican state of Morelos. It stands at 18°53′N 99°04′W / 18.883°N 99.067°W / 18.883; -99.067.

The city serves as the municipal seat for the surrounding municipality of Yautepec. In the census of 2005 the city had a population of 39,861, the fifth-largest community in the state in population (after Cuernavaca, Jiutepec, Cuautla, and Temixco). The municipality, which has an area of 203 km² (78.4 sq mi) reported 84,513 inhabitants.

Other large towns in the municipality are:


Hernan Cortes made peace with the Caciques in this area during his Siege of Tenochtitlan.[1]:334-337,338


  1. ^ Diaz, B., 1963, The Conquest of New Spain, London: Penguin Books, ISBN 0140441239

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