Azcapotzalco (Clessical Nahuatl: Āzcapotzalco [aːskapoˈtsaɬko], frae Nahuatl Azcalli ant; Potzulli anthill; co place; leeterally, "In the place o the ant hills") is ane o the 16 delegaciones (burghs) intae which Mexico's Federal Destrict is dividit. Azcapotzalco is in the northwastren pairt o Mexico City. The toun began in the pre Hispanic era an wis the seat o the Tepanec dominion til; the Aztec Triple Alliance cowpt it. Efter that it wis a landwart fermin area becomin pairt o the Federal Destrict o Mexico City in the mid 19t century. In the 20t century the area wis enguwfit bi the urban sprawl o Mexico Ceety. The day it is 100% urbanisit an is a centre o industrie. While no the maist socioeconomically marginalisit pairt o the toun, it hae problems wi substaundart hoosin an creeme, especially in certaint area alang wi pollution an traffeck.

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Azcapotzalco athin the Federal Destrict
Azcapotzalco athin the Federal Destrict
Coordinates: 19°28′58″N 99°11′00″W / 19.48278°N 99.18333°W / 19.48278; -99.18333
Federal entityD.F.
Named forAuncient Tepanec ceety
SeatAv. Castilla Oriente s/n esq. 22 de Febrero
 • Jefe delegacionalVidal Llerenas Morales (MORENA)
 • Total33.6 km2 (13.0 sq mi)
2010 [2]
 • Total414,711
 • Density12,000/km2 (32,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central Staundart Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (Central Daylicht Time)
Postal codes
Area code(s)55


  1. "Delegación Azcapotzalco" (PDF) (in Spanish). Sistema de Información Económica, Geográfica y Estadística. Archived frae the original (PDF) on 6 Mairch 2009. Retrieved 18 September 2008. freemit airtin in |publisher= (help)CS1 maint: unrecognised leid (link)
  2. 2010 census tables: INEGI Archived 2018-12-25 at the Wayback Machine