Zumpango Region

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Zumpango Region

Zumpango is a region, located in the north of the State of Mexico in the country of the same name. It is also known as the Region XVI Zumpango and has seen major population growth. It has a surface area of 8.305 km² and occupies 12.8% of the state's territory. The seat of Zumpango Region is Zumpango de Ocampo city.

The region is dominated by a dry and moderate sub-humid climates and the reliefs fence with lomerios that part with the Eje Neovolcánico located at a northern pass leading out of the Valley of Mexico and Mezquital Valley[clarification needed], this territory was located inside old Aztec region named the Teotlalpan.

Agricultural production is very important to the region, and ranching and craftwork are also part of its development. This region is named by the people as Zumpangolandia.


The location of the region is in the north of the state of Mexico, and is located in the low extreme geographical coordinates of Greenwich, north latitude 19º50'23" minimum, 19º58'28" maximum, west longitude 99°04'30" minimum, 99°13'35" maximum.[1]

The town of Zumpango de Ocampo, a municipal seat, has governing jurisdiction over the following municipalities: Apaxco, Hueypoxtla, Jaltenco, Nextlalpan, Tequixquiac,Tonanitla and Zumpango.[2] The total region extends 96.37 and borders the regions of Ecatepec Region, Hueypoxtla, Tultitlán Region and the state of Hidalgo.


The Gran Canal de Desagüe is an artificial channel that crossing Tequixquiac, was named Xothé river in Otomi language, this channel connect with Tula river and Enthó dam. Other small rivers are Río Salado of Hueypoxtla, Treviño river and La Pila river, which connect with Gran Canal.[1]

The municipal seat is in a small, elongated valley but most of the municipality is on a high mesa which transitions from the Valley of Mexico to the Mezquital Valley.[3] The highest mountain in Tequixquiac is the Cerro Mesa Ahumada, it rises 2,600 metres (8,500 ft) above sea level,[4] on the border between the municipalities of Huehuetoca and Apaxco.

Municipality Area (km²) 2010[5] Population 2005 Census Population 2010 Census Population density (/km² 2010)
Apaxco 80.34 25,738 27,521 42.1
Hueypoxtla 246.95 36,512 39,864 39.6
Jaltenco 3.30 26,359 26,328 113.7
Nextlalpan 42.49 22,507 34,374 41.3
Tequixquiac 96.37 28,039 33,907 82.04
Tonanitla 17.10 8,081 10,216 41.3
Zumpango 244.08 127,988 159,647 41.3
Region XVI Zumpango 2795.1 275,224 331,857 56.5

Region municipalities[edit]



Local mayor Time
PRI logo (Mexico).svg PVE dark logo (Mexico).svg Partido Nueva Alianza (México).svg Raúl Domínguez Rex 2006-2009
PAN (Mexico).svg Daniel Parra Ángeles 2009-2012
PRI logo (Mexico).svg PVE dark logo (Mexico).svg Partido Nueva Alianza (México).svg Enrique Mazutti Delgado 2013-2015
PRI logo (Mexico).svg PVE dark logo (Mexico).svg Partido Nueva Alianza (México).svg Abel Domínguez Azuz 2015-2018

Subdivition of Zumpango Region[edit]

Subdivition by municipality and settlement.


  1. ^ a b Tequixquiac municipality INEGI, 2009.
  2. ^ EDOMEX. "Link to tables of population data from Census of 2010". Archived from the original on 2013-02-27. Retrieved 2008-10-25.
  3. ^ "Tula de Allende". Enciclopedia de los municipios y delegaciones de México Estado de Hidalgo (in Spanish). Mexico: INFED. Archived from the original on June 2, 2013. Retrieved February 7, 2013.
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ Piña, Ma. Guadalupe Arzate, Ma. Soledad Martínez. "Catálogo Localidades". www.microrregiones.gob.mx.