Los Reyes Acaquilpan
Los Reyes Acaquilpan is a city and governing head of the municipality
Municipalities of Mexico
Municipalities are the second-level administrative division in Mexico . There are 2,438 municipalities in Mexico, making the average municipality population 45,616...

 of La Paz in Mexico State
Mexico (state)
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, Mexico
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. It is located on the dividing line between Mexico State and the eastern edge of the Federal District. It can therefore be considered part of the Greater Mexico City
Greater Mexico City
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 area. The area was part of a region called "Atlicpac" which in Náhuatl
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 means 'above or at the edge of water.' The current city's/municipality's glyph
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 symbolizes water.

The city of Los Reyes Acaquilpan

The municipality consists of 18 localities (15 urban and 3 rural), of which its municipal seat, Los Reyes Acaquilpan, also known as Los Reyes La Paz, which had a 2010 census population of 85,359 inhabitants, is the largest. Line A of the Mexico City Metro
Mexico City Metro
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 terminates in Los Reyes at the station called Metro La Paz
Metro La Paz
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This area was the land of the Acolhua
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s whose capital was in Texcoco. As such they were part of the heart of the Aztec Triple Alliance
Aztec Triple Alliance
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 and the Aztec Empire, on the receiving end of tribute coming in from other parts of the empire. This continued until the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire. During the colonial period, more specifically in the 18th century, this area was in constant territorial conflict. This ended up with the consolidation of a number of communities into two entities called "San Salvador Tecamachalco" and "La Magdalena Atlicpac" around 1770-1773, now the neighborhoods of Atenantitlan and Tejolote. In 1882, the first railroad connecting the area and Mexico City was built, beginning Los Reyes' close economic ties with the metropolis even though the original town itself would not join the municipality until 1889. Los Reyes achieved city status in 1977. There is a tire burning festival held on the last Friday of every month. The tire that emits the most smoke wins. The current champion is Jesus Garcia from the surrounding municipality. Opponents of global warming criticize this traditional festival as destructive to the environment.

The municipality of La Paz

The city of Los Reyes Acaquilpan has governing jurisdiction over 17 other communities (localities).

The municipality was founded in 1875 by President Sebastián Lerdo de Tejada
Sebastián Lerdo de Tejada
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, furthering a process of consolidation of the area that had begun in the prior century. The towns of La Magdalena Atlicpac, San Sebastián Chimalpa and Tecamachalco were unified under the control of La Magdalena Atlicpac. Only later would Los Reyes become the seat.

The municipality covers a total surface area of 26.71 square kilometres (10.3 sq mi) and, in the year 2010 census, reported a population of 253,845. It borders with Chicoloapan, Chimalhuacán, Ixtapaluca, Valle de Chalco Solidaridad
Valle de Chalco
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, Nezahualcoyotl and the Distrito Federal, specificially with the borough of Iztapalapa
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Towns and villages

Localities (cities, towns, and villages) are:
Name 2010 Census Population
Los Reyes Acaquilpan
Los Reyes Acaquilpan
Los Reyes Acaquilpan is a city and governing head of the municipality of La Paz in Mexico State, Mexico. It is located on the dividing line between Mexico State and the eastern edge of the Federal District. It can therefore be considered part of the Greater Mexico City area...

San Isidro 33,737
La Magdalena Atlicpac 26,429
Emiliano Zapata 25,309
San Sebastián Chimalpa 12,951
Lomas de San Sebastián 12,372
Profesor Carlos Hank González 10,416
El Pino 8,332
San José las Palmas 8,203
Tecamachalco 6,780
Arenal 6,700
Lomas de Altavista 5,704
Unidad Acaquilpan 4,806
Bosques de la Magdalena 2,803
Techachaltitla 1,994
Lomas de San Sebastián 1,447
Colonia Máximo de la Cruz 429
Los Pirules 74
Total Municipality 253,845

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