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Cuernavaca is a municipality, city, and the capital of the Mexican state of Morelos, located 85 km (53 miles) south of Mexico City and 290 km (180 miles) north of Acapulco. The municipality has 349,102 inhabitants and the city has 332,197 citizens. However, the urban area is overflowing and nearby municipalities (Juitepec, Temixco, Xochitepec, and Emilio Zapato), and other local areas, constitute a metropolitan area of 701,144 habitants. The annual growth rate of the city between 2000 and 2005 was very low at (0.27%), because the entire municipality of Cuernavaca is practically urbanized, while the metropolitan area, during the same period, had a growth rate of 1.12% (literally more than half the national median). For these reasons, on July 1, 2007, it was estimated that 333,730 inhabitants were in the city and 787,556 for the metropolitan area.

It is a state that contributes to the national economy from industrial sectors in important ways; for example, Morelos is home to the most modern cement plant in the world; a high percentage of Renault-Nissan automobiles are successfully assembled here; the most important production of ornamental fish in the country are made here; roses, peanuts, rice, sugar cane, and the goodnight flowers produced in this state are above the competition. Morelos has demostated to be a good place to invest: American, German, French, Swiss Japanese, Spanish, British, and Mexican businesses have made Morelos their home and have maintained a constant trust in its production.

The economy depends heavily on the production of goods such as multiple services and trades. It is a modern city although its architecture is classical. Without urban planning, Cuernavaca presents problems with urban flow, traffic jams of its own like many of the cities in the country that like it, have a rich colonial history while poor in diverse levels of its actual development. Furthermore, it is an industrial zone called CIVAC, Industrial City of the Valley of Cuernavaca, localized in the main municipal of Jiutepec, it is home to some of the most important businesses such as NISSAN MEXICANA, UNILEVER, NEC, ALUCAPS MEXICANA, SYNTEX, BERU, BAXTER, SINTENOVO among others.

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The typical food of Cuernavaca includes many aspects: tacos acorazados with stew, pipián with meat or with setas, cecina with cheese, cream, and hot sauce, pork barbacoa and barbacoa de borrego, bagre in mixiotes, tamales, red clemole with chicken or espinazo de Puerco, pozole, also beef clemole verde. We cannot forget those countless people in each city that sell delicious quesadillas de huitlacoche, flor de calabaza, or mushrooms and big beans, and pork bits.

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You should avoid here: The cultural equipment for the municipality is listed below in accordance with the regulations in this area because it is sufficient to meet the necessities of the municipal population. However, taking into consideration the level of state services that correspond, a deficit and lack of theaters and arenas for concerts is present. The following is other useful information about the area:

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The city´s weather is quite varied because of the distinct differences in altitude on the ground which varies between 1800 meters (5906 feet) in the north to 1,380 meters (4528 feet) at sea level in the southern part of the city. The north has a humid climate and as you enter the center of the city, it gets warmer and less humid but in general the climate is a little humid and warm. Also, the rainy season lasts from mid-May until the end of October with strong showers and storms mainly in the night presenting an average of 1,200 millimeters (47 inches) of rain annually and a median temperature of 21.5°C (71°F). These conditions make Cuernavaca one of the warmest and also rainiest cities in the center of the country. The warmest months are April and May with temperatures beyond 34°C (93°F) during the day. The months of December and January are the coldest months when the temperature can go below 10°C (50°F) at night and at dawn.

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04 Jul 2011

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