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Tlalmanalco

Administration
Settlement typeTown & Municipality
CountryMexico
StateState of Mexico
Founded1336
Municipal Status1821
Government
Municipal PresidentRaúl Fernando Sanchez Reyes 2006-2009
Geography
Elevation7874 ft (2400 m)
Demography
Total Population43930 (2005)
Seat14664
Other information
Time zoneCST (UTC-6)
Postal code (of seat)56700
Area code597

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Tlalmanalco is a town and municipality located in the far south-eastern part of the State of Mexico. The name is from the Nahuatl language, meaning “flat area.” The municipality’s seal shows flat land, with a pyramid on it, representing its pre-Hispanic history, surrounded by small mountains, which is how the area was represented in Aztec codices. The municipality is bordered by the municipalities of Chalco, Ixtapaluca, Cocotitlan, Temamatla, Tenango del Aire, Ayapango and Amecameca. It also shares a border with the neighboring state of Puebla. Much of the municipality borders the Iztaccihuatl-Popocatepetl National Park. For this reason, Iztaccihuatl volcano dominates the landscape. The town has been designated as a “Pueblo con Encanto” (Town with Charm) by the government of the State of Mexico.


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