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Xoxocotla (About this sound modern Nahuatl pronunciation ) is a municipality located in the south zone in the State of Morelos, about 30 km from state capital Cuernavaca. It has a surface of 63.34 km2. It is located at 18°39′N 97°09′W / 18.650°N 97.150°W / 18.650; -97.150. The name comes from the language Náhuatl, Xoxo-oco-tlan; that means “Place where there are green pines".

Xoxocotla
Municipality and town
Xoxocotla is located in Mexico
Xoxocotla
Xoxocotla
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 18°39′N 97°09′W / 18.650°N 97.150°W / 18.650; -97.150Coordinates: 18°39′N 97°09′W / 18.650°N 97.150°W / 18.650; -97.150
Country  Mexico
State Morelos
Area
 • Total 63.34 km2 (24.46 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 4,641
Time zone Central Standard Time (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) Central Daylight Time (UTC-5)

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GeographyEdit

The municipality of Xoxocotla is bordered to the north by Soledad de Doblado, to the east by Tlaquilpa and to the south by Puebla State.[1]

AgricultureEdit

It produces principally maize and faba bean.

CelebrationsEdit

Every May, a festival is held to celebrate Virgen de Juquila, patron of the town and in December there is a festival held in honor of the Virgin of Guadalupe.

WeatherEdit

The weather in Xoxocotla is very cold and wet all year with rains in summer and autumn.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México: Xoxocotla" (in Spanish). Gobierno Estatal. Retrieved 2009-06-17.  External link in |publisher= (help)

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