Otumba de Gómez Farías

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growing wild

with a dry climate with maguey (Agave americana) and nopal cactus growing wild and less than eight percent of the land forested. High temperatures can reach 31C in the summer and -2.3C in the winter. Wild vegetation and wildlife is mostly restricted to the highest elevations and include pines, willows, mimosas, jacarandas, squirrels, armadillos, opossums, coyotes and various reptiles and insects. ref name

population called

name "encmuc" As an Aztec city, it contained a sacred plaza with a temple and perhaps a lord's palace. Outside this plaza area was the residential area for the elite called the ''pipiltin'', consisting of large houses occupied by extended families. There was probably also a central market. Outside of that was a second residential zone for the common population, called the ''macehualtin''. The organization of the city reflected that of Texcoco

open battle

Tlaxcala (Tlaxcala (Nahua state)), and was intercepted by a group of warriors of the Tenocha, Tepaneca, Xochimilco (Xochimilco (people)) and other peoples. However, despite the fact that they had already seen horses, seeing Spanish knights in full regalia proved to have shock value, as the warriors had never seen such in open battle. The fight lasted for four hours until Cortés attacked a warrior named Cihuacóatl Matlatzincatzin, the tallest and most adorned of the attackers. He

art works

measures were installed. Indoor and outdoor walls were repaired and three altarpieces were cleaned and restored, along with a number of other sculptures and paintings. The cloister area holds a collection of art works original to the monastery. with a combined territory of 82.65km2. A little under half the municipality’s population lives in the town proper. The municipality borders the municipalities of Temascalapa, Acolman, Otumba de Gómez Farías, San Martín de las Pirámides and Tecámac.


1813, when the royalist forces battled his troops near Calpulalpan (Calpulalpan (municipality)). Montaño lost and his body was found by the royalists at the Tepetates Hacienda. Looking for vengeance, the royalists cut off Montaño's head and cut the rest of the body into four pieces. The head was sent to his family and the body parts were hung in at the four corners of his house in Otumba. The parish priest tried to bury the body in at the church but the royalist dug it back up and rehung

the pieces. A short time later, the body was permanently interred in the baptistery of the church. Here Guadalupe Victoria proclaimed his Montano Plan in 1827. Here also, Nicolás Bravo was proclaimed the president of Mexico in 1839.

Evita policía linchamiento en Otumba, Edomex url http: www.esmas.com noticierostelevisa mexico 510726.html newspaper Noticias Televisa location Mexico City date February 10, 2006 accessdate March 15, 2010 language Spanish trans_title Police stop lynching in Otumba, Mexico State In 2008, Sergio Cid Arandas was kidnapped from his home in Ecatepec (Ecatepec de Morelos) and found dead on the highway between Otumba and Ciudad Sahagún. The body was decapitated

important commercial


fashion shows

for the animals, and they are still culturally important. Each year, the municipality sponsors a Feria de Burros or Donkey Fair, where the animals star in fashion shows, costume contests, and races. There is also a donkey sanctuary for unwanted animals. ref name "

religious art

as well as Otomi elements. The monastery contains two baptismal fonts, one of which is from the 16th century. It recently underwent a four year restoration projects costing approximately 700,000 pesos (Mexican peso).Work on this monastery was sponsored by a civil association called Adopte una Obra de Arte (Adopt a Work of Art) along with the State of Mexico. One of the major causes of damage to the monastery was the theft of its religious art, so security


such as sports events, local food, fireworks, and folk dance. There a crafts expo with more than 85 producers with 17 different types of crafts, with a Crafts Contest. Money earned from the event has gone to improving the appearance of the town, such as a burying electric and telephone cables.


the detention of a person in Santiago Tolman. The incident occurred when two police were arresting a local teacher. The residents detained the police for three hours, suspecting that they were kidnapping the teacher, and threatened to lynch the officers. The people were dispersed by an anti-riot squad, but a number of protesters regrouped and blocked the Mexico City-Tulancingo highway, demanding the return of the suspected kidnappers, ref name "

prisoners began a revolt in the maximum security area, claiming mistreatment. Two prison workers were taken hostage as the riot spread to other parts of the facilities. Control of the prison by authorities was achieved about eight hours later.

accessdate March 15, 2010 language Spanish trans_title Prison uprising under control in Otumba

Otumba de Gómez Farías

Otumba or '''Otumba de Gómez Farías''' is a town and municipality (municipalities of Mexico) located in the northeast of the State of Mexico, just northeast of Mexico City. Historically, this area is best known as the site of the Battle of Otumba and as an important crossroads during the colonial period where incoming viceroys ceremoniously were handed power by their predecessors.

The name Otumba comes from Nahuatl and means "place of otomis." The appendage "Gómez Farías" was added in honor of Valentín Gómez Farías. The Aztec glyph for the area depicts an Otomi (Otomi people) character with the sign meaning place. The municipality is represented by this glyph and by a Spanish coat of arms.

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