Place:Yautepec, Morelos, Mexico


Alt namesYautepec de Zaragoza
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Coordinates18.883°N 99.067°W
Located inMorelos, Mexico
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Yautepec is municipality located in the north-central part of the Mexican state of Morelos. The municipal seat is the city of Yautepec de Zaragoza. It stands at .

The city serves as the municipal seat for the surrounding municipality of Yautepec. In the census of 2010 the city had a population of 42,731, the fifth-largest community in the state in population (after Cuernavaca, Jiutepec, Cuautla, and Temixco). The municipality, which has an area of 203 km² (78.4 sq mi) reported 102,690 inhabitants in the 2015 census.

Other large towns in the municipality are La Joya (population 13,715),, Oaxtepec (population 6,939), Cocoyoc (population 9,663), Los Arcos (also known as San Carlos) (population 5,446), Oacalco (population 2,634), and Ignacio Bastida (Santa Catarina Tlayca) (population 1,164).

Yautepec, has its etymological roots derived from Yautli: Bright-colored plant with an aniseed flavor and yellow flowers in bouquets that indigenous people used for cleansing baths; Tepe-tl: (hill) and "k" contraction of Ko: (adverb of place); it means "On the hill of the pericón flower" in English. President Benito Juarez changed the name from La villa de Yautepec de Gómez Farías to Yautepec de Zaragoza (of Zaragoza) in 1869 in honor of General Ignacio Zaragoza, the general who had led the Cinco de Mayo, 1862, victory over the invading French forces in Puebla.

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