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Cuernavaca

capital of the state of Morelos in Mexico

Cuernavaca (kweɾnaˈβaka ; "near the woods", About this soundmodern Nahuatl pronunciation ) is the capital and largest city of the state of Morelos in Mexico. It was established by the Olmec, "the mother culture" of Mesoamerica, approximately 3,200 years ago and is designated as the archaeological site of Gualupita I . The city is located south of Mexico City, from which it may be reached after a drive of approximately 1½ hours using the D-95 Freeway.[1]

Cuernavaca, Morelos
City and Municipality
Cuernavaca City
Cuernavaca City
Coat of arms of Cuernavaca, Morelos
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): 
"City of Eternal Spring"
Cuernavaca, Morelos is located in Mexico
Cuernavaca, Morelos
Cuernavaca, Morelos
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 18°55′07″N 99°14′03″W / 18.91861°N 99.23417°W / 18.91861; -99.23417
CountryMexico
StateMorelos
Founded1200 AD
Municipal Status1821
Government
 • Municipal PresidentCuauhtémoc Blanco
Area
 • Municipality151.2 km2 (58.4 sq mi)
Elevation
(of seat)
1,510 m (4,950 ft)
Population
 (2005) Municipality
 • Municipality349,102
 • Seat
332,197
Time zoneUTC−6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Postal code (of seat)
62000
Area code(s)777
Website(Spanish) /Official site

ReferencesEdit

  1. Wright, Anthony (2009-04-17). "In Morelos, Cuernavaca springs eternal". MexConnect. Retrieved 2009-09-28.