Mexico 16 Delegaciones

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Mexico 16 Delegaciones

Gustavo A. MaderoFounded as "Villa de Guadalupe" in 1563, it became the city of "Villa de Guadalupe Hidalgo" in 1828, and finally a delegación in 1931; as such, it was named after Gustavo A. Madero, the brother and fellow revolutionary of PresidentFrancisco I. Madero.

Xochimilco Xochimilco is a small delegacion geographically near the center of Mexico. It is best know for the canals in the city that connect it to many settlements of The Valley of Mexico.

Magdalena ContrerasThe 1847 Battle of Padierna (aka Battle of Contreras) was fought here. Many people believe that is why the borough is named "La Magdalena Contreras." It is believed to also be a very poor borough. The people there have up to about 18 square feet of green space and only about 55% keep going to school after the age of 15.

Venustiano Carranza, Venustiano Carranza, D.F. is a small delegacion in the North East corner of the district of Mexico. Before the 19th century, a lake that dried up during the 19th century mostly covered up the territory. It is home to three of Mexico’s city’s major markets and the Mexico City Airport.

Milpa AltaMilpa Alta is the second largest and most rural of all the boroughs yet has the lowest population. It is also one of the most traditional areas of the city. It has an economy based on agriculture and food processing, especially the production of Nodal cactus, Baracoa and mole sauce.

Álvaro ObregónThis area was named after Álvaro Obregón, who led the Mexico through the Mexican Revolution and was an early on president. He was killed in this borough. It was established in 1928 and 727,034 inhabitants and lies at an elevation of 2,319 m. above sea level. It has several mountains including the Triangulo Mountain at 3820 meters above sea level.

IztapalapaThe borough is named after a city that was founded here in the pre-Hispanic period. “Iztapalapa” comes from Nahuatl and means “in the waters of the banks,” referring to its position along the lakeshore, situated partly on dry land and partly over water.

Miguel HidalgoThe borough is named after Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, who began the Mexican War of Independence.

IztaclalcoWhile the most accepted interpretation of Iztacalco (from Nahuatl) is “house of salt,” others have been proposed such as “place of white houses.” Originally, the name was written “Ixtacalco” but its current spelling was adopted in the second half of the 20th century.

TláhuacTláhuac is a deleacione of Mexico City located in the southeast. It has the highest rate of population growth in the laste 60 years. Some of the delegacione used to be two different lakes.

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CuauThe early history of the delegation coincides with the history of Aztec Tenochtitlan and colonial Mexico City. Tenochitlan was founded on a marshy island in Lake Texcoco. It was divided into four capuillis or neighborhoods centering on the Templo Mayor. This temple's ruins are located very close to the modern main square or Zocalo today.

CuajimalpaCuajimalpa’s still has much unknown about its history prior to the arrival of the Spanish.During the 20th century, two railroad lines were built through Cuajimalpa, one leaving San Lázaro station in Mexico City, which goes to Toluca, and the one between the manufacturing areas of Loreto and Peña Pobre, in San Angel, to take advantage of the wood in the area.

Benito Juárez, D.F.Benito Juárez, D.F. is primarily populated by the middle and upper classes Mexicans. The borough is home to a number of landmarks such as the World Trade Center of Mexico, the Estadio Azul, the Plaza México and the Polyforum Cultural Siqueiros

AzcapotzalcoIn the 19th century Azcapotzalco was rural farmland and becoming part of the Federal District of Mexico. In the 20th century the city was urbanized and today it is 100% urbanized and is the center of industry.

CoyoacánThe name comes from the Nahuatl original “Coyohuacán.” It is most often translated as “place of coyotes” but other possible translations such as “skinny coyote” and “place of wells” and “land of the water of the jackal or coyote” have also been proposed.

Tlalpan Is the largest borough of all of the Delegaciones. 80% of Tlalpan is under conservation as a forest and provides 70% of all of Mexico City’s water. Tlalpan was created in 1928 and still has some of that era’s mansins and cobblestone streets.


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