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Jiutepec is one of the municipalities into which the Mexican state of Morelos.


Jiutepec is one of the municipalities into which the Mexican state of Morelos.
The name "Jiutepec" is the Spanish version of the old name in Nahuatl population: Xiuhtepetl.

In this regard the municipal historian Don Luis Villarreal Gurza and tells us the name Xiuhtepec, consists of three words that comprise the system used by the Indians who speak the language, is structured as follows:

"Xiuh" of Xihuitl, word has several meanings depending on the elements, visually and aurally, with which this combination. For example, it may be turquoise, grass or grass, blue and years and precious stones.

"Tepe" which means making tepetl hill. "C" which is the lag used in Nahuatl suffix of nouns in Tl, last two letters are replaced with the letter C which means "In" and Tepec means "on the hill." When the Nahuatl word tepe (hill) ending in tl (popocatepetl example) is not habitable. When done in c is habitable (eg Chapultepec.

Therefore the word Xiuhtepec or Xiuhtepetl means: In the hills of gemstones.

The glyph allows us to observe the "hill" and on top the idea of ​​"gems"

Jiutepec is one of the 33 municipalities that make up the State of Morelos, geographically located between latitude 18 ° 53 'north latitude and 99 ° 10' west longitude from Greenwich, at an altitude of 1,350 meters above sea level Tues

Has an area of ​​70.45 square kilometers, representing 1.42% of the total area of ​​the state.

It limits the north with the municipalities of Tepoztlan and Cuernavaca, south with the municipalities of Emiliano Zapata and Temixco, on the east by the Municipality of Yautepec and west to Cuernavaca and Temixco.

Jiutepec has excelled at the state and one of the municipalities with better weather, so much so that continues in constant development, especially housing. A clear example is the construction of La Hacienda de Cortes, ordered built by the Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortes in the period of conquest, occasionally used as a resting place.

It is located between latitudes 18 ° 53 'north latitude and 99 ° 10' west longitude from Greenwich meridian at an altitude of 1,350 meters above sea level.
Jiutepec is a city of contrasts, ranging from the historic buildings of the sixteenth century to the most modern manufacturing facilities in Civac, the Industrial City of Cuernavaca Valley, home to over 130 pharmaceutical, automobile, etc..

In the center of its population is the former convent of St. James, magnificent XVI century building with an atrium that invites meditation inside the temple is a beautiful Baroque altarpiece recently restored by INAH staff in the cloister you can admire the remains of mural paintings of the sixteenth century.

Walking around the base of the population in the evening or visit the spa ejido "Sources" of cold water thawing the product of the Popocatepetl Volcano and only five minutes from downtown, are other options here.

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