Teotihuacan is an enormous archaeological site in the Basin of Mexico, containing some of the largest pyramidal structures built in the pre-Columbian Americas. Apart from the pyramidal structures, Teotihuacan is also known for its large residential complexes, the Avenue of the Dead, and numerous colorful, well-preserved murals. At its zenith in the first half of the 1st millennium CE, Teotihuacan was the largest city in the pre-Columbian Americas.
Xico is a city in Mexico State, Mexico, located. It serves as the municipal seat of Valle de Chalco Solidaridad municipality, with which it is, for all practical purposes, coterminous. The municipality lies adjacent to the east side of the Federal District (Distrito Federal) and is part of the Mexico City metropolitan area. The city and municipality lie on the old lakebed of Lake Chalco, which was drained like much of the Mexico Basin.
Malinalco is a town and municipality located 65 kilometers south of the city of Toluca in the south of the western portion of the Mexico State. Malinalco is 115 km southwest Mexico City. Malinalco has always been associated with magic or sorcery due to the legend that it was the home the goddess Malinalxóchil. The municipality is home to the famed village of Chalma, where according to legend, an image of a Black Christ miraculously appeared in a cave that was devoted to the god Oxtoteotl.
Coatepec Harinas is a town and municipality in Mexico State, Mexico. The original name is "Coauhtepetl" which means 'serpent hill' in Náhuatl. Around 1825 because of a boom in flour production, the name "Harinas" was added.
Amecameca (formally Amecameca de Juárez) is a town and municipality located in the eastern panhandle of Mexico State between Mexico City and the Iztaccíhuatl and Popocatépetl volcanos of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. It is located on federal highway 115 which leads to Cuautla, which is called the Volcano Route (Ruta de los Volcanes).
Nopaltepec is a village and municipality in Mexico State, Mexico. It is about 250 km from Toluca the state capital. The name comes from Náhuatl meaning "on nopal (paddle cactus) hill". It was originally called "Santa María de la Asunción Nopaltepec" but after 1960, only Nopaltepec has been used.
Naucalpan, officially Naucalpan de Juárez, is a city and municipality located just northwest of Mexico City in adjoining Mexico State. The name Naucalpan comes from Nahuatl and means “place of the four neighborhoods or four houses. “de Juárez was added to the official name in 1874 in honor of Benito Juárez. The history of the area begins with the Tlatilica who settled on the edges of the Hondo River between 1700 and 600 B.C.E.
Tenancingo de Degollado is a city and the municipal seat of the municipality Tenancingo located in Mexico State, Mexico, although both are commonly known as Tenancingo. It is 26 miles (42 km) from Toluca, southwest of Mexico City. The name Tenancingo means "small (outdoor) walls" in Náhuatl.
Teotihuacán de Arista is the modern-day town and seat of the municipality San Juan Teotihuacán in the State of Mexico in Mexico; however both are generally referred to simply as Teotihuacán. It is located northeast of Mexico City right next to the famous archaeological site of Teotihuacán, a World Heritage Site. Teotihuacán means "place where the gods reside" in Náhuatl as the Aztecs believed the place was created by the sun and the moon.
Valle de Bravo is a town and municipality located in Mexico State, Mexico. It is located on the shore of Lake Avándaro, approximately 156 km southwest of Mexico City and west of Toluca on highways 15, 134 or 1. It takes about 2 hours to drive from Mexico City to Valle de Bravo, making it a popular weekend getaway for affluent wealthy upper class people of the metropolis capital.
Chapingo is a small town located on the outskirts of the city of Texcoco, Mexico State in central Mexico. It is located at 19°29′N 98°53′W / 19.483°N 98.883°W / 19.483; -98.883, about 25 km (15 miles) west of Mexico City International Airport. Chapingo is most notable as the location of Chapingo Autonomous University (Universidad Autónoma Chapingo). The UACh, as it is known, is the country's most prestigious center for agricultural studies.
Santiago Tianguistenco, often just simply called Tianguistenco, is a city and municipality located in Mexico State about thirty km south of the state capital of Toluca. It is located in the southwest part of the Valley of Toluca at the edge of the Ajusco mountain range which separates it from Mexico City. The name Tianguistenco is from Nahuatl and means “at the edge of the tianguis,” which is a traditional Aztec market. (Santiago comes from the town’s early Spanish name of “Villa de Santiago.
San Cristóbal Ecatepec de Morelos is a city in the State of México and the seat of the municipality of Ecatepec de Morelos; however, both the city and the municipality are simply known as "Ecatepec". The name "Ecatepec" is derived from Nahuatl, and means "windy hill". It was also an alternative name or invocation to Quetzalcoatl. "Morelos" is the last name of the hero of the Mexican War of Independence
Chalco de Díaz Covarrubias is a city that is municipal seat of the surrounding municipality of Chalco. It lies in the eastern part of the state of México, just east of the Federal District of Mexico and is considered part of the Mexico City metropolitan area.
Tlalnepantla de Baz is a city and a municipality of the State of Mexico in the north of Mexico City (Ciudad de Mexico). Tlalnepantla comes from the Náhuatl words tlalli (land) and nepantla (middle) to mean the middle land. The city was known in prior times as Tlalnepantla de Galeana and Tlalnepantla de Comonfort, to honor Hermenegildo Galeana and Ignacio Comonfort, respectively.
Tepexpan is the largest town in the Acolman municipality in Mexico State, Mexico. The population was 48,103 as of the 2005 Mexican census. One of the most interesting aspects of this town is the discovery of an early Mesoamerican skeleton commonly referred to as "Tepexpan man". Recent research tries to show that the skeleton was not that of a man but that of a woman. The woman was apparently trampled by raging mastodon around 11,000 B.C.E.
Ciudad Nicolás Romero is the largest city and municipal seat of the municipality of Nicolás Romero in Mexico State, Mexico. It is located 58 km from the city of Toluca, the state capital and lies in the north-central part of the state, just northwest of the Federal District (Mexico City). The seat/municipality's current name is to honor Nicolás Romero, who fought for Benito Juárez during Reform War and the French intervention in Mexico. He was executed there by the French.
Chiconcuac de Juárez, typically referred to simply as Chiconcuac, is a town and municipio in the state of Mexico, approximately 10 kilometers north of Texcoco de Mora. The name Chiconcuac derives from the Aztec word Chicome Coatl, “Seven snakes”, which was a date on the Aztec calendar.
Acolman de Nezahualcóyotl is a town and municipality, in Mexico State in Mexico. It is located on the outskirts of Mexico City, approximately 24 miles (38 kilometres) northeast of the city. The municipality covers an area of 86.88 km². As of 2005, the municipality had a total population of 77,035. Its most populous community is the town of Tepexpan.
San Pablo de las Salinas is the second-largest town in Tultitlán municipality of the state of México in the nation of Mexico. The town is part of the Mexico City metropolitan area and had a 2005 census population of 160,432 inhabitants. The town lies near the northern tip of the Federal District (Distrito Federal).
Texcoco is a city and municipality located in the northeast portion of Mexico State, 25 km northeast of Mexico City. In the pre-Hispanic era, this was a major Aztec city on the shores of Lake Texcoco. After the Conquest, the city was initially the second most important after Mexico City, but its importance faded over time, becoming more rural in character.
Chimalhuacán (Nahuatl for "place of those who have shields") is a city and municipality located in the eastern part of Mexico State, Mexico. It lies just outside the northeast border of the Federal District (Distrito Federal) and is part of the Greater Mexico City urban area.