Texcoco, State of Mexico

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of these rulers were considered to be great warriors and priests who influenced the history of this valley. The most prominent of these rulers was Nezahualcoyotl who was one of the founders of the Aztec Triple Alliance. During his forty year reign, the arts, culture and architecture flourished in the dominion.


Mexico City date 2001-10-28 page 2 language Spanish trans_title What is there in Texcoco? Despite its initial importance, Texcoco did not develop as a major city like some of its neighbors during the colonial period and for much of the post-independence period. It was mostly important for fishing and agriculture. From 1827 to 1830, Texcoco was the second capital of the State of Mexico, until it was moved to San Agustín de las Cuevas, today Tlalpan. Texcoco became the head

;nrivera" thumb 150px left Logo of the Chapingo school (File:Logo Chapingo.jpg) Just south of the city limits is the Texcoco’s most notable institution of higher education the '''Universidad Autónoma Chapingo''' or Chapingo Autonomous University. The university is a federal public institution of higher education. It offers technical and full bachelor’s degrees as well as having scientific and technological research programs. Many of these programs are related to agriculture, forestry

and fishing. The school began as the Escuela Nacional de Agricultura (National School of Agriculture) which was founded in 1854 at the Monastery of San Jacinto in Mexico City. The school was moved in 1923 to the ex Hacienda of Chapingo President Álvaro


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municipality located in the State of Mexico, 25 km northeast of Mexico City. In the pre-Hispanic era, this was a major Aztec (Aztec Empire) city on the shores of Lake Texcoco. After the Spanish conquest

of the Aztec Empire Conquest , the city was initially the second most important after Mexico City, but its importance faded over time, becoming more rural in character. ref>

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and Puebla to the north and east and Mexico City to the southwest. Major elevations in the municipality include the Tlaloc Mountain (4,500 meters) the Tetzcutzinco, Moyotepec and Tecuachacho. Most elevations are named after the major community to be found on them. There are also a number of small canyons. Part of the municipality used to be covered by Lake Texcoco, but most of this lake has since been drained. The rivers that fed it, such as the Cozcacuaco, the Chapingo and the San Bernardino still exist. The climate is temperate and semi-arid with a median temperature of 15.9C, and few frosts. Most rains come between the months of June and October. The higher peaks have forests of conifers and oaks while the drier lowlands have semi desert vegetation. Animal life includes deer, coyotes and ocelots, as well as smaller mammals. The municipality has lost a number of larger bird species such as the falcon, eagle and buzzard. Smaller birds such as swallows, canaries and others remain. Except for rattlesnakes, almost all reptiles have disappeared. The city and municipality still keep much of its rural nature, lacking the heavy industry that many of its neighbors have. This requires that many residents here commute to other locations to work, such as Mexico City, Ecatepec and Tlalnepantla (Tlalnepantla de Baz). The large volume of traffic that passes through the municipality via highways results in smog. About 60% of the municipality is either forest or tree farms. About 25% of the land is used for agriculture. Most agriculture is based on family farms which produce avocados, plums, apples and pears as well as corn, beans, barley, wheat, maguey (Agave americana) and nopal. Floriculture began in this municipality in the mid 20th century and is practices intensively in the communities of San Simón, San José Texopan, San Diego, San Miguel Coatlinchan, San Miguel Tlaixpan and San Nicolás Tlaminca. Most livestock is dairy cattle produced on ranches such as Xalapango, La Pría, Granja La Castilla, Establo México, Santa Rosa, Santa Mónica and La Moreda. Industry is a very recent development, mostly associated with agriculture. The main craft produced here is blown glass. The most important archeological site outside of the city is the site of '''Tetzcutiznco or Tetzcotzingo''', but is popularly called the Baths of Nezahualcoyotl. It is located on a hill in the community of San Miguel Tlaminca. Category:Populated places in the State of Mexico Category:Mexico City metropolitan area Category:Municipalities of the State of Mexico (Category:Texcoco, State of Mexico)

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is Texcoco de Mora, in honor of Dr. José María Luis Mora. However, both are commonly called Texcoco. The name has been spelled a number of other ways over the city’s history including Tetzcuco, Tezcoco and Tezcuco. The name is derived from Nahuatl and most likely means “among the jarilla (Larrea) which grow in crags”. However, there are a number of glyph representations for the place that have appeared the Codex Azcatitlán, the Codex Cruz, the Mapa Quinatzin Quinantzin Map

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, however, it was not successful. In 1978, the focus of the fair was changed to horses, creating the first '''Feria Internacional del Caballo''' (International Fair of the Horse), for which a number of installations were built such as a bullring, an open air theatre, a kiosk, stables, corrals, music stage and exhibition halls. This version of the festival has been successful and held yearly ever since.

academic excellence

a traves de campus de clase mundial newspaper Reforma location Mexico City date 2004-01-19 page 1 language Spanish trans_title UVM offers academic excellence through its world class campus thumb Presenter and horse at the 2010 Feria de Caballo (File:HorseTexcoco13.JPG) In the early 1970s, an idea emerged to create a regional fair to represent Texcoco to the rest of Mexico, exhibiting its agriculture and livestock. The first Feria de las Flores was held in 1975

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Category:Populated places in the State of Mexico Category:Mexico City metropolitan area Category:Municipalities of the State of Mexico (Category:Texcoco, State of Mexico)

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; Later, it was rebuilt in 1664 as the Parish of San Antonio de Padua. The complex also housed the first European-style school for natives in Mesoamerica, and the Latin alphabet can been seen on some of its columns. Fragments of the portal, the Latin cross layout of the temple and the open chapel (Capilla Abierta) are all that is left of the original 16th century monastery. The feast day of the Anthony of Padua

music painting

Spanish trans_title Preparing the Rey poeta Nezahualcoyotl 2008 festival in Texcoco Artists which have appeared at the event include Los Hermanos Carrión, Roberto Jordan and José Luis Rodríguez "El Puma." (José Luis Rodríguez (singer)) In 2008, the festival had its first international participants, with Filippa Giorgano coming from Italy and the group Los Bunkers from Chile. The ten-day event has activities related to dance, music, painting, crafts

Texcoco, State of Mexico

'''Texcoco''' is a city and municipality (municipalities of Mexico) located in the State of Mexico, 25 km northeast of Mexico City. The city and municipality is home to a number of archeological sites, such as the palace of Nezahualcoyotl, Texcotzingo (Baths of Nezahualcoyotl) and Huexotla. Other important sites include the Cathedral, the Juanino Monastery, and Chapingo Autonomous University. The most important annual festival is the Feria Internacional del Caballo (International Fair of the Horse), which showcases the area’s mostly agricultural economic base.

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