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Full nameMorelos
Native nameEstado Libre y Soberano de Morelos
Settlement typeState
MottoTierra y Libertad (Land and Liberty)
AnthemMarcha Morelense
Largest CityCuernavaca
AdmissionApril 17, 1869
GovernorMarco Antonio Adame
SenatorsAdrián Rivera Pérez
Martha Leticia Rivera
Graco Ramírez
DeputiesFederal Deputies
• José Manuel Aguero
• Rosalina Mazari Espín
• Francisco Moreno Merino
• Félix Rodríguez Sosa
• Jaime Sánchez Vélez
• Jesús Giles Sánchez
• Jaime Álvarez Cisneros
Total Area1888.7 sq mi (4893 km2)
Highest Elevation18044.6 ft (5500 m)
Total Population1777227 (23rd) (2010)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (2nd) (0/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneCST (UTC−6)
- Summer (DST)CDT (UTC−5)
Postal code62
Area codeArea codes
• 731
• 734
• 735
• 737
• 739
• 751
• 769
• 777
ISO 3166 codeMX-MOR
HDI(+) 0.837 high Ranked 14th
GDPUS$ 7,557,552.968 mil 

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Morelos (-esmoˈɾelos) officially Estado Libre y Soberano de Morelos ( ) is one of the 31 states which, with the Federal District, comprise the 32 Federal Entities of Mexico. It is divided in 33 municipalities and its capital city is Cuernavaca.

It is located in South-Central Mexico. It is bordered by the states of México to the north-east and north-west, Puebla to the east, Guerrero to the southwest and to the north with Mexico City.

Morelos is the second-smallest state of the country just after Tlaxcala. It was part of the very large province then State of Mexico until 1869, when Benito Juárez decree that its territory would be separated and named in honor of José María Morelos y Pavón, who defended the city of Cuautla from royalist forces during the Mexican War of Independence. Most of the state is dominated by a warm climate year-round, which is good for the raising of sugar cane and other crops. It also has attracted visitors from the Valley of Mexico since Aztec times. Today, many people from Mexico City spend weekends in the state and own second homes, especially in the Cuernavaca area.

The state is also known for the Chinelos, a type of costumed dancer, which appear at festivals, especially Carnival, which is celebrated in a number of communities in the state. It is also home to Tepoztlán, a “New Age” town and a World Heritage Site, the Monasteries on the slopes of Popocatépetl.

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