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Toluca

Toluca
Administration
Full nameToluca
Official nameToluca
CountryMexico
StateMexico State
MunicipalityToluca
FoundedMay 19, 1522
Government
Municipal PresidentMaria Elena Barrera Tapia (2009-2012)
Geography
Elevation8750 ft (2667 m)
Demography
Total Population747512 (2005)
Metro (pop.)1610786
DemonymToluqueño(a)
Other information
Time zoneCST (UTC-6)
Postal code50000-
Area code722

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Toluca, formally: Toluca de Lerdo is the state capital of Mexico State as well as the seat of the Municipality of Toluca. It is the center of a rapidly growing urban area, now the fifth largest in Mexico. It is located 63 km (39.1 mi) west-southwest of Mexico City and only about 40 minutes by car to the western edge of the Distrito Federal. According to the 2005 census, the city of Toluca has a population of 467,713, with 747,512 as the total municipal population. The city is the eighth largest in Mexico in population. The municipality of Toluca, along with twelve other municipalities make up the metropolitan population of 1,610,786 as of 2005, making it the fifth most populous metropolitan area in Mexico and the largest entirely within the State of México.


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