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—  Town & Municipality  —
Cuautitlán is located in Mexico
Coordinates: 19°40′01″N 99°10′45″W / 19.66694°N 99.17917°W / 19.66694; -99.17917
Country  Mexico
State State of Mexico
Municipal Status 1861
 - Municipal President Francisco Javier Fernandez Clamont (2009-2012)
Elevation of seat 2,250 m (7,382 ft)
Population (2005)Municipality
 - Municipality 110,385
 - Seat 97,686
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
Postal code (of seat)
Website http://

Cuautitlán is a city and municipality in the State of Mexico, just north of the northern tip of the Federal District (Distrito Federal) within the Greater Mexico City urban area. The city has engulfed most of the municipality, making the two synonymous. The name comes from Náhuatl and means 'between the trees.'[1]


The city

The city had a 2005 census population of 97,686, while the municipality had a population of 110,345.[2]

Cuautitlán began as a Chichimeca village around the 14th century. It was dominated by Tlacopan before being conquered by the Mexica and made part of the Aztec empire. After the Conquest, Cuautitlán was evangelized by the Franciscans. They constructed San Buenaventura monastery and established the brotherhood of the Purísima Concepción de Nuestra Señora de Cuautitlán. Saint Juan Diego (1474-1548) lived there with his wife Maria Lucia up to the time of her death in 1529. They lived there in a one-roomed mud house thatched with corn stalks. The house still survives in a good state of preservation. Cuautitlán gained city status in 1968.[1]

It is currently the home of painter and sculptor Luis Nishizawa Flores (1918- ).[1]

The municipality

As municipal seat, Cuautitlán has governing jurisdiction over the following communities: Colonia Venecia, Ejido de Santa Bárbara, Ex-hacienda la Corregidora (La Corregidora), Fracción San Roque (El Prieto), Granja San Isidro, Hacienda San Mateo, La Chinampa, La Laguna, La Trinidad, Machero, Rancho Puente la Cruz, San Mateo Ixtacalco, Santa María Huecatitla, and Xaltipa (Jaltipa)

The municipality has an area of 37.30 km² (14.4 sq mi).[1]


  • México Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México

External links

Coordinates: 19°41′N 99°11′W / 19.683°N 99.183°W / 19.683; -99.183



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