3 edition of El Valle de Toluca found in the catalog.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 133-138) and index.
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|Pagination||xvi, 136 p. :|
|Number of Pages||77|
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Since then, the political, economic and cultural development of the valley has focused on this city.
Five towns in the valley are mentioned more than El Valle de Toluca in native histories: Cuahuacan,Matlazinco, Teotenanco, andindicating that they were important settlements from well before the Aztec conquest. Much of the Toluca Valley was probably part of the earlier Tepanec Empire, based inwith its height around 1370.
Urban growth has been chaotic with no planned system of roads or of public transport resulting in traffic jams, especially in Toluca. Today, the valley is an important industrial area with a high population density with most of the area now urbanized. By the 12th century CE, various ethnicities inhabited the valley. The area has a rainy and dry season with the rainy season extending from mid May to mid October. Today most are employed in industry and commerce especially in Toluca metro area.
In the pre-Hispanic period, it was a buffer region between the and. Most of the original wild vegetation is highly exploitable temperate forest, but much of this forest cover has disappeared. Most of the remaining agricultural activity is for subsistence and seasonal, carried out only during the rainy season. In the 2000s, there have been infrastructure projects to bypass the city of Toluca and make it easier to cross the valley and connect it better with Mexico City, west into and south to.
The population of the valley grew over four times from 1930 to 2000, with rates significant above those of the rest of the country.
The most distinctive of the surrounding mountains El Valle de Toluca the 4,690 masl to the southwest. This state is the most populous in Mexico with over 14 million people. There are two important archeological sites in the valley.
conquered most of the area for the Spanish along with allies. The area also has significant colonial architecture, particularly hacienda houses, churches and former monasteries; and mansions of the era. The Nevado is the fourth highest mountain in Mexico at 4,600 masl, formed by successive eruptions with deposited layers of. Its width is about 20 km. These mountains, along with the elevation of the valley in general cause the area to experience cooler temperatures than the rest of the region.
missionaries came soon after, such asJuan de Tecto, Juan de Ahora, andwho established missions and the first school called San Antonio de Padua.
Former city-states were defined as cabeceras head-towns.
The most distinctive of the surrounding mountains is the 4,690 masl to the southwest.
The state used to center on Mexico City historically, but after this was separated into a Federal District, the political center of the state eventually moved to the valley, with its capital in the city of Toluca.
is in the north of the valley, just north of present-day Toluca, and dates from the period.