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Encyclopedia > Cuernavaca, Mexico
Location in Mexico
Mexican State Morelos
 - Mayor 2006-2009 Jesús Giles Sánchez
 - City 151.2 km²  (58.38 sq mi)
Elevation 1,548 m (4,856 ft)
Population (2005)
 - City 332,197 city; 349,102 municipality
 - Metro 787,556

Cuernavaca is the capital and largest city of the state of Morelos in Mexico. It is the municipal seat of the municipality of Cuernavaca. As of the 2005 census, the population of the city was 332,197; the municipality's entire population was 349,102. The municipality has an area of 151.2 km² (58.38 sq mi) and includes numerous small localities outside the city, like Ocotepec, where interesting religious celebrations take place, like the Day of the Dead in the first days of November. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 284 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The United Mexican States or Mexico (Estados Unidos Mexicanos or México) is a federal republic made up of 31 states (estados) and one Federal District, (Distrito Federal), which contains the capital, Mexico City. ... Morelos is one of the constituent states of Mexico. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... ‹ The template below (Unit of length) is being considered for deletion. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The United Mexican States (Estados Unidos Mexicanos or Mexico) comprises 31 states (estados) and one federal district (Distrito Federal), which contains the capital, Mexico City. ... Morelos is one of the constituent states of Mexico. ... Ocotepec This word comes from the nahuatl ocotl which means pine a coniferous tree and tepec which means mountain, so, the name of this location means Mountain with pines. Originaly this place was inhabitated by the tlahuica culture, then, they became a group under the mexicas rule and they paid... For other uses, see Day of the Dead (disambiguation). ... Look up November in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

Cuernavaca is located about 85 km. (50 miles) south of Mexico City on the M-95 freeway. It is known as "the city of eternal spring" because of its consistent 27 °C year-round weather. Cuernavaca is truly in the heart of Mexico, and is surrounded by some of the most beautiful and culturally rich regions of the country. Nickname: Motto: Ciudad en movimiento Location of Mexico City in central Mexico Coordinates: , Country Federal entity Boroughs The 16 delegaciones Founded c. ...

The city's name comes from Nahuatl Cuauhnāhuac "place near trees" (IPA: [kʷawˈnaːwak]), the name of the pre-Columbian altepetl at the location. The name was altered to Cuernavaca by influence of the Spanish words cuerno "horn" and vaca "cow". Nahuatl ( [1] is a term applied to a group of related languages and dialects of the Aztecan [2] branch of the Uto-Aztecan language family, indigenous to central Mexico. ... Articles with similar titles include the NATO phonetic alphabet, which has also informally been called the “International Phonetic Alphabet”. For information on how to read IPA transcriptions of English words, see IPA chart for English. ... The pre-Columbian era incorporates all period subdivisions in the history and prehistory of the Americas before the appearance of significant European influences on the Americas continent. ... The altepetl, in Pre-Columbian and conquest-era Aztec society, was the local, ethnically-based political entity. ...


Brief Description and Highlights

Cuernavaca lies about 700 meters lower than Mexico City, and therefore serves as a popular refuge from the heat for inhabitants of the Mexico City valley. It attracts visitors from around the world for its art, history, and Spanish language schools. Several interesting excursions to nearby attractions are easily managed within a two-hour drive: North America's oldest and most populous city (Mexico City) to hovering 6,000 meter volcanoes topped by Nahuatl ruins - are just a couple of the possibilities within a short distance from the heart of this antiquated, charming city.

Cuernavaca is appreciated for its historical richness, striking scenery, vibrant life, and delightful climate. Surrounded by undulating hills and cut by narrow, cobbled streets, Cuernavaca is a quaint colonial remnant. A wide variety of activities are available with all of the normal services of a modern city. This balance of ancient and new has protected the historical value of the city while offering modern amenities.

Palacio de Cortés seen from the zocalo of Cuernavaca
Cathedral's side-chapel at dawn

While the chief economic activities in modern day Cuernavaca center around manufacturing and services, some agricultural activities of old continue. Cortez introduced sugar cane cultivation to the area, and African slaves were brought in to work in the cane fields, by way of Spain's Caribbean colonies. His sugar hacienda still stands but has been converted to the impressive Hotel de Cortez. Sugar is still a main agriculture product in addition to corn (maize), beans, and tropical fruits. Floriculture and beekeeping are also important. Manufactures include processed foods, pharmaceuticals, clothing, textiles, and automobiles. The city has examples of ancient Aztec and Tlahuica cultures as well as colonial buildings. Emperor Charles V gave Cuernavaca to Hernán Cortez as a fief, and in 1532 the conquistador built Palacio de Cortés, now the Museo Regional de Historia de Cuauhnahuac (Historical Museum of Cuauhnahuac). The museum features a mural by Diego Rivera depicting the conquest of Mexico, mammoth remains, and items from contemporary Indigenous cultures. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1280x960, 571 KB) Summary made by myself as tourist with digicam Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1280x960, 571 KB) Summary made by myself as tourist with digicam Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Algunos años después de la conquista española de México-Tenochtitlan, Hernán Cortés decidió trasladar su residencia a Cuernavaca; por ello, a mediados de 1526, se inició la construcción del palacio que llegaría a ser residencia y sede de su encomienda, para su... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 358 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (600 × 1004 pixel, file size: 245 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Cuernavacas cathedral side-chappel taken on an early morning. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 358 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (600 × 1004 pixel, file size: 245 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Cuernavacas cathedral side-chappel taken on an early morning. ...

Behind the Casa de la Torre, in a former 16th century meteorological observatory of the Franciscan seminary, the artist Robert Brady worked and died, leaving a fascinating and rich collection of art he had collected over his lifetime. Works by Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Paul Klee and Francis Toledo are among the 1400 pieces in the collection. This museum was second choice as the location for Mexico's Guggenheim museum.

Cuernavaca also features a cathedral dating from 1552. Murals depict the journey of Mexican Saint Felipe to Japan. At the 11:00 mass on Sundays, a mariachi band accompanies the proceedings.

The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts world centre Our Cabaña opened in 1957. The city has a number of language schools and has, for more than 25 years, been hosting visitors from around the world who want to learn Spanish. An American colony thrives here as well. Our Cabaña is an international Scout centre of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) located in Cuernavaca, Mexico. ...

The Cuernavaca Center for Intercultural Dialogue on Development or CCIDD opened in 1977. The center is a Christian retreat house that hosts students from Canada and the United States so as to offer a firsthand perspective on the poverty and injustice afflicting a majority of the people in Latin America. CCIDD is committed to promoting and instilling a sense of social justice amongst all its students. Over 500 groups and 10,000 students have attended CCIDD since its inception. The Cuernavaca Center for Intercultural Dialogue on Development (CCIDD) is a Christian retreat center located in Cuernavaca, Mexico in the state of Morelos. ... The Cuernavaca Center for Intercultural Dialogue on Development (CCIDD) is a Christian retreat center located in Cuernavaca, Mexico in the state of Morelos. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... For other uses, see Christian (disambiguation). ... A boy from an East Cipinang trash dump slum in Jakarta, Indonesia shows what he found. ... Justice is a concept involving the fair and moral treatment of all persons, especially in law. ... Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ... Social justice refers to the concept of a just society, where justice refers to more than just the administration of laws. ... Events Possible date for the Battle of Mons Badonicus: Romano-British and Celts defeat an Anglo-Saxon army that may have been led by the bretwalda Aelle of Sussex (approximate date; suggested dates range from 490 to 510) Note: This battle may have influenced the legend of King Arthur. ... Ten thousand (10,000) is the natural number following 9999 and preceding 10,001. ...

The city's bus system is economical and easy to use.

Bus destinations from Cuernavaca include very regular services to Mexico City (1.5 hours) as well as services to Toluca, Puebla, Tepoztlan, Taxco, Acapulco and destinations throughout Morelos. There is a toll road and also a regional airport.

Cuernavaca is no longer served by rail services.

Famous residents

  • Emperor Maximilian
  • Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the exiled Shah of Iran.
  • Dwight Morrow, former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico and father-in-law to Charles Lindbergh, had a weekend home in Cuernavaca.
  • Manuel Puig, an Argentine writer, moved to Cuernavaca in 1989 and died there in 1990.
  • Erich Fromm lived in Cuernavaca around 1950.
  • Maurice Ascalon (1913-2003), the Israeli sculptor and industrial designer, spent the last years of his life in Cuernavaca, where he resided with his son, the artist Adir Ascalon.
  • Warren Zevon (1947-2003), the Chicago-born rock artist, made cryptic allusion to the city of Cuernavaca in the song Veracruz, included on his 1978 breakout release, Excitable Boy.
  • Jazz figures Charles Mingus (1922-1979) and Gil Evans (1912-1988) both died in Cuernavaca after suffering from Lou Gehrig's disease and peritonitis, respectively.
  • Chicago mobster Sam Giancana spent seven years (1967-74) in exile on a lavish estate until the Mexican government (under pressure from the US Justice Department) had him deported to the United States.
  • Ivan Illich founded the Centro Intercultural de Documentación (CIDOC) in Cuernavaca in the early 1960s. This institution served as his base for many years.
  • Miahuaxihuitl, a princess from Cuauhnahuac (modern Cuernavaca), a city to the south of the Valley of Mexico was the mother of moctezuma I, an aztec emperor.
  • Tamara de Lempicka (May 16, 1898 – March 18, 1980), noted Art Deco painter, spent the last two years of her life in Cuernavaca.

Maximilian I, Emperor of Mexico (Emperador Maximiliano I de México) (July 6, 1832 – June 19, 1867) (born Ferdinand Maximilian Joseph) was a member of Austrias Imperial Habsburg-Lorraine family. ... Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Shah of Iran (Persian: ) (October 26, 1919, Tehran – July 27, 1980, Cairo), styled His Imperial Majesty, and holding the imperial titles of Shahanshah (King of Kings), and Aryamehr (Light of the Aryans), was the monarch of Iran from September 16, 1941 until the Iranian Revolution on February... Time Magazine, October 12, 1925 Dwight Whitney Morrow (January 11, 1873–October 5, 1931) was an American businessman, politician, and diplomat. ... Charles Augustus Lindbergh (4 February 1902 – 26 August 1974), known as Lucky Lindy and The Lone Eagle, was an American pilot famous for the first solo, non-stop flight across the Atlantic, from Roosevelt Field, Long Island to Paris in 1927 in the Spirit of St. ... Manuel Puig Manuel Puig (General Villegas, December 28, 1932 - Cuernavaca, July 22, 1990) was an Argentinian author. ... Erich Fromm Erich Pinchas Fromm (March 23, 1900 – March 18, 1980) was an internationally renowned Jewish-German-American social psychologist, psychoanalyst, and humanistic philosopher. ... Maurice Ascalon at the Duomo di Milano in Italy circa 1934 Maurice Ascalon hammering The Scholar, The Laborer, and The Toiler of the Soil for the 1939 New York Worlds Fair Maurice Ascalons The Scholar, The Laborer, and The Toiler of the Soil copper relief sculpture. ... Warren William Zevon (January 24, 1947 – September 7, 2003) was an American rock and roll musician and songwriter. ... Excitable Boy is a rock and roll album by Warren Zevon. ... Charles Mingus (April 22, 1922 – January 5, 1979) was an American jazz bassist, composer, bandleader, and occasional pianist. ... Gil Evans (13 May 1912 in Toronto Canada – 20 March 1988 in Cuernavaca, Mexico) was a jazz pianist, arranger, composer, and bandleader, active in the United States. ... Motor neurone disease (MND) is a term used to cover a number of illnesses of the motor neurone: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), progressive muscular atrophy (PMA), progressive bulbar palsy (PBP) and progressive lateral sclerosis (PLS). ... Sam Momo Giancana ((born Salvatore Guingano) June 15, 1908 — June 19, 1975) was a famous and powerful mafioso and boss of the Chicago Outfit from 1956-66. ... The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) is a Cabinet department in the United States government designed to enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law and to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans. ... Ivan Illich Ivan Illich (Vienna, September 4, 1926 - Bremen, December 2, 2002) was a Croatian development critic. ... The Musician (1929), oil on canvas by Tamara de Lempicka Tamara de Lempicka (May 16, 1898 – March 18, 1980), noted Art Deco painter, was born Maria Górska in Moscow, Russia. ...

Cultural references

  • Albeit somewhat disguised, Cuernavaca (or Quauhnahuac) is the setting for Malcolm Lowry's harrowing novel of alcohol-induced self-destruction, Under the Volcano.
  • In Men In Black when the INS agent asks the driver of a van that transports illegal aliens from Mexico, "Where are you coming from?" the driver answers, "I was fishing in Cuernavaca."(We should note that Cuernavaca possesses no lakes or rivers of significance, just cliffs and some creeks).
  • In the Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode Helpless (3x12), exactly 5 minutes into the episode, Buffy is talking to Giles in the library. "I'm way off my game. My game's left the country. It's in Cuernavaca."
  • In Heroes episode 14, "Distractions", half-way through the episode Claire's mother claims that she spent some time in Cuernavaca.
  • In RBD: La Familia Episode 12, Dul and Ucker hope to escape the paparazzi and vacation in Cuernavaca.
  • In La Usurpadora (Mexican Soup opera) 1998. Douglas Maldonado, a millionaire man who owns many enterprises mainly in petroleum industry, helped Paulina Martinez (former Paola Bracho's twin sister) to recover Bracho's Factory from banruptcy.

Malcolm Lowry (July 28, 1909 – June 26, 1957) was an English poet and novelist. ... This article is about the book, for the film see Under the Volcano (film) Under the Volcano (1947) is a semi-autobiographical novel by English writer Malcolm Lowry. ... Common depiction of the Men in Black. ... For other uses, see Buffy the Vampire Slayer (disambiguation). ... Helpless is a song by Neil Young first performed by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young on their 1970 album Déjà Vu. ... It has been suggested that Primatech be merged into this article or section. ... La usurpadora is a Mexican telenovela, which was produced by and broadcasted on Televisa in 1998. ...

Sister cities

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  • Link to tables of population data from Census of 2005 INEGI: Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informática
  • Morelos Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México

External links

  • [1] Photos
  • Ayuntamiento de Cuernavaca Official website
  • Cuernavaca Photos
  • Portal para la Promoción Integral de la Ciudad de Cuernavaca
  • Guia-Cuernavaca
  • Brady Museum
  • Muros Museum
  • Diario de Morelos
  • Cuernavaca Center for Intercultural Dialogue on Development
  • La Union Newspaper
  • Hoteles en Cuernavaca

Coordinates: 18°55′04″N, 99°13′36″W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

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